16 Things Your Barista Doesn't Want You To Know

Raise your hand if you're a decaffeinated monster in the morning. I'm hard pressed to find a grumpier crowd than the line at the local coffee shop at 8:00 a.m. on a Monday. Not to mention a tougher job than the baristas who are whipping up countless venti red-eyes and flat whites while fielding those mumbles and grumbles. Have you ever stopped (post-necessary caffeine sip) to wonder what your barista has seen and served? What have they gleaned from your tireless triple, venti, half-cream latte orders? If coffee could talk, what would it say? Well, we're about to share those secrets.

Thanks to the app Whisper, we've rounded up a handful of confessions from your bean-brewing baristas. Some are shocking (no really, they may be messing with your caffeine levels on purpose); some are sweet. And some may just change the way your order your grande, quad, two-pump, no-whip mocha tomorrow.
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I serve hundreds of ppl per week, and every day I wonder if I
Sometimes I feel bad for how much I flirt to get tips as a barista. Subtle hand touches and sultry smiles gets me money but makes me feel awful for doing it.
I work at Starbucks and when peoples card gets declined I give them the drink for free.
I make coffee for a living and never went to college. I
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Working as a barista has taught me how to deal with everyone
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As a Barista I never charge people for Soymilk because I don
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As a barista, I never do "half caff" drinks. Come on now, you
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