Being a barista can be a very tiresome job. We are always faced with unruly customers, high expectations, and long shifts. But, it's not all a sad story! We wouldn't continue to do it if there wasn't endless things we do love!
So, we asked our community; What do you love most about being a barista?
"I love my coworkers and my customers and making new dranks"
"Being able to make my customers smile with a simple latte plus my Batista's.. Have an amazing team"
"The partners the partners the partners. Always"
"Free Spotify , Free Coffee Markouts, Stocks , Health Insurance, Free Timeà Hanging out with the coolest people ever .. I call Partners."
"When you tell people you work at Starbucks and they're like "wow that's so cool!"... And the free stuff"
"Experimenting when it's dead at work"
"My partners!! And making sweet drinks"
"Taking 12 minute 10's"
"I actually enjoy making the drinks more than anything tbh"
"Flirting with my cute customers #MONEY"
"All the friends I'm getting!"
"The guy that tries to get free coffee refills.... for life."
"How fast the time goes by.!"
"I love making #baristamagic"
"Having fun every weekend with my teammates"
"The family I've made"
"The Power. #straightpowertrippin"
"Talking to the regulars in the morning"
"My co workers and perfecting my drinks."
"Fucking up people's names on purpose."
"Tips and clocking out"
"The coworkers and the free coffee"
"My early morning customers"
"Making beautifully handcrafted beverages, making perfect velvety foam, getting complimented on making the best tasting drinks, and the free starbucks of course!"
"Free drinks and tips"
"Tips and making perfect foam"
"Burning mice elf."
"Starting my path to running and managing my own coffee shop someday!"
"The customers and making their drink perfect! Start their day off right!"
"Taking time out of my day during a rush to make a greedy customer a "decaf pour over". Ohhhhh how I love pour overs."
"Kickin ass and taking names on bar"
"Free Spotify and free coffee"
"Totally the customers...joy nah it's the partners."
"Working with my girlfriend.. and pgtl's"
"My favorite thing is getting customers to try new things, and watching their reactions when they love something I introduced to them"
"the making of the coffee and the drinking of the coffee"
"I love quality coffee, happy smiles on peoples faces, regulars and most of all the amazing colleagues i have, especially"
"I love Tuesday and every other Friday"
"I love my regulars/customers.. Awesome manager and our perks!"
"I miss all the people I worked with, and I miss them dearly."
"Those moments with your partners when you don't know if you should laugh or cry! #ventijavachipfrappuccinos scream"
"Writing Wario when they say their name is Mario. And free coffee."
"The money & free coffee."
"The small group of customers that are decent people that actually like coffee."
"Wait I had a free one did you get the free one when I scanned"
"Making someone's morning, evening, or afternoon relaxed"
"My partners and sometimes you meeting really among people along the way."
"My amazing team!"
"Having head sets and being able to connect with my partners about all of the ridiculousness"
"Connecting with people over the thing I love most! And my partners."
"I love the fact that with just a simple thing like a latte I just made someone's day..and when someone tells me I make their drinks the best, that's pretty great. But mostly I love the partners I work with!"
"Making someone happy"
"I've been a barista in training for 2 days now. So far so good."
"Making that one special connection with that customer."
"The customers.....well most of them lol"
"Totally love my job. Although I am a manager now. But making drinks is life. My regulars are awesome. And you can't beat free caffeine :)"