I’ll Have the Usual…

Ever wonder why your barista seems distracted? It could be because she’s writing a book while you’re waiting in line. Or it could be because her brain is cluttered with the orders she already has memorized. Regulars are called regulars for a reason. They are people that, when I see them coming, I reach for a cup because I know exactly what they’re getting. Here are some of the orders I start as soon as I see their people walking down the street:

* skim white mocha no whip

* medium decaf coffee

* triple medium breve

* double dark shot-in-the-dark

* large dark and a chocolate chip muffin

* medium mocha and bagel with butter

* a mocha frappuccino and a orangesicle smoothie. At 6:35 in the morning.

* large house blend

* two small lattes with whatever milk I have on hand (although last time it was a small and a medium, and that really screwed me up for a little bit)

* large house lots of room for cream

* chai breve extra hot

* medium latte around 135 degrees.

* orange juice

* Pepsi (then diet Pepsi when he gave up sweets, then water when he gave up pop for lent)

* triple iced vanilla americano

* triple iced vanilla latte with soy

* small filled all the way to the top with a bagel and a biscotti

* medium flavor with two pumps of almond and two almond sprinkle biscotti

* large flavor (and sometimes a large house for her friend)

* medium house with amaretto flavoring

* medium house with two pumps of chocolate (in a travel mug)

* medium house with sugar-free raspberry (also in a travel mug)

* medium mocha 2% no whip and a cinnamon crumb cake

* medium caramel latte whole milk with whip and a cinnamon crumb cake (strangely- for the same guy who ordered the drink above, but different employees bring it)

* small house (actually there are about four of those)

* small dark

* small dark (the nephew of the other small dark)

* as many cinnamon muffins as we have

* medium coffee with one shot of espresso

* double shot of espresso

* double shot of espresso, iced tea with one pump blackberry and two pumps raspberry, and a biscotti.

* dirty chai with soy

* medium mocha with soy no whip

* two medium decafs and a pastery IN A CARRIER!

* three shot small cappuccino

* medium whole milk cappuccino with honey

* English Breakfast tea with 2% milk (although sometimes a hot chocolate with whip)

* hot chocolate with whip AND CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE!

* vanilla chai skim

* small coffee in a ceramic cup

* varietal iced tea

* small decaf lots of room

* medium coffee in a ceramic cup with a bagel and cream cheese

* small coffee, a pastry, and a toasted bagel with cream cheese and jelly.

…and you’re probably as sick of this as I am!

Welcome to the mind of a barista. This is why she forgets if you want whipped cream or not.

Back to work!

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