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Half Caff Gaff

Linda Roy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Linda Roy

On a particularly trying day befitting the choice of a comforting cup of something that will strain my wallet, if not my sensibilities, the local donut shop is passed over in favor of the one which makes me feel an ounce -- or eight -- of privilege.

These Are The 23 Types Of Baristas

Thrillist | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste

What's the worst time of day? Whenever your local coffee shop is staffed by the Condescending Coffee Snob.

How to Piss Off Your Barista

Ruby Browne | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Ruby Browne

Essentially everyone I know has worked as a barista, including myself. So I understand that the barista is the unsung hero of the service industry. What I have issue grasping is why people insist on treating the slingers of their drug of choice so poorly.

The Secret Diary Of A Foodie: Part Two

Anna Brones | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up.

Coffee With A Side Of Sex Appeal

Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

Baristas in bikinis? Here, it's just business as usual. Women dressed in swimsuits and lingerie are serving up coffee at Java Girls, a shop in Orl...

WATCH: Coffee Snobs

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

First there was Funny or Die's annoying Yelpers and now there are the obnoxious coffee snobs, perhaps modeled after hipster baristas. In the clip ...

The Reusable Starbucks Cup Experiment

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

No Starbucks barista was willing to refill my returned paper cup. But, interestingly, they were more than happy to refill my returned plastic reusable cup. What's the difference?

Politics With My Cappuccino

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

My youngish, handsome barista who drives a sporty car (he says he married well) is wildly conservative. Not what you'd expect.

Starbucks's Health Care Policy Is Sickening

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

The shocking truth about Starbucks' health care policy and anti-labor practices belie the company's "progressive" veneer.