We Want To Know How You Judge People's Coffee Orders As A Barista, From The "Good" Orders To The "Red Flags"

As a former barista, I'm not ashamed to admit that judging someone based on their coffee order was a favorite pastime of mine. Like, okay, you're getting an iced black redeye? I know you mean BUSINESS (and probably sleep a maximum of four hours a night).

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So if you're a current or former barista, I want to know what stereotypes you assign to certain drink orders.

Maybe the second someone orders a cortado, you immediately write them off as pretentious and know that if you don't make the drink perfectly, they'll be sure to tell you. (I actually love cortados, I'm sorry.)

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Or maybe there's the regular matcha drinker who always walks in decked out in Lululemon and a yoga mat, and you just know they wake up at 5 a.m., write in their gratitude journal, get a workout in, and make a stunning breakfast before you can even crack your eyes open.

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And if someone ever ordered a black cold brew? Well, I just knew they wouldn't tip and would barely say "hello" before giving me their order.

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Whatever stereotypes you assign to certain drinks, we want to know about them! Comment below the coffee orders you often judge as a barista (whether good or bad), or fill out this form to remain anonymous. Your response may be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!