What I did on my summer vacation, part 1

July 14, 2008 at 9:11 pm 2 comments

with part 2 to come later….

I earned Barista Bling!


Look! it's proof that I can make your drinks for you...and maybe do it right![/caption]


Getting this bling was like the a marathon. To get this you must:

  1. Play 20 questions about policies and beverage standards with your manager. The official term is “connecting.” Yeah. it’s more like 20 questions.
  2. Host a coffee tasting. This is where you select a coffee and pastry and you grind and French Press the coffee and bother encourage the customers to try the coffee and pastry paring you have prepared. You mus tknow the region, how it’s washed and all of that jazz…and why it pairs well with the pastry. Just know, I used a pastry that pairs well with chocolate. I wasn’t doing this without chocolate.
  3. Complete a Lobby cleaning run Slide (slide is the official name for it…) and do all of that jazz
  4. and then…MAKE DRINKS. Yeah, they throw all sorts of meanie head things at you to make sure you can make them. I tried to get away with having my manager ask for a double espresso, but he said “Naah. More complicated, please.”
  5. Then, they throw you on cold bar. They have you  make all sorts of frappucinos and teas. Joy of joys.

So, after I jumped through all of those hurdles…I got the bling!

So, that’s what I did on part 1 of my summer vacation.


Entry filed under: green apron.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TheAngelForever  |  July 14, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Mazel Tov! 🙂

  • 2. sjsmart  |  July 16, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I would have picked the cranberry orange muffin. It is perfect paired with the Mango Tazo Tea frozen thingy in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening…ANYTIME!

    Cool Bling!


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