Coffee, Work, Writing

Wait(er) Issue No. 5: The Wild Bunch.

*From Beyond Hiatus*

As you are well aware, I’m currently in the passionate throes of vomiting my gestated novel all over my computer, so I have prepared a few goodies for those of you who happen to stop by my blog even though I’m on hiatus for the month so you can feel special and updated and in-the-loop and all that. Beginning with the FIFTH ISSUE OF WAIT(ER)!!!

I cannot tell you how proud I am to be a part of this magazine (although I certainly do mention it every time a new issue comes out)! Keith R. Higgons & Co. are an amazing bunch and I love reading the articles written by my fellow service industry flunkies. Speaking of which, that’s the subject of my November article.

I’ve worked in a lot of cafes during my time as a barista, and I’ve noticed a trend in the types of people who typically hold down coffee jobs. Yes, this article is a very tongue-in-cheek look at the kinds of people I work with every day, and have worked with over the past six years. A little excerpt to whet your appetite, perhaps? (And also because I love you.)

THE TANK:
When there’s a line-up, or a spill, or a shipment to be put away, The Tank always comes in handy. Multitasking is no challenge for this barista and when you spot them on the floor, you know EVERYTHING is going to be done right and on time. The best thing to do is stand back and stare as they whip around the cafe, stocking and cleaning as they go. You’ll immediately get in their good graces if you let them know how amazed you are at their speed of service — they might even stop vaulting around the shop long enough to smile.

As always, you can get your issues on iTunes, Periodical, or BigCartel. Just go HERE!

2 thoughts on “Wait(er) Issue No. 5: The Wild Bunch.”

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I was wondering if you would be interested in a guest post. I have a couple of ideas that I think would be a great fit, but I couldn’t manage to find your email on your site. If you could get a hold of me at brenna (dot) ciummo (at) seattlecoffeegear (dot) com, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,

    Brenna

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