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10 things your barista doesn’t want you to know


If you’re a coffee lover, then your neighborhood barista is a very important person in your life. But is he or she telling you everything about the cafe’s caffeinated concoctions?

Probably not. Lean in close and we’ll tell you what the wizard won’t.

  • Your Favorite Drinks are Loaded With Calories: Any beverages with whole milk, whipped cream or flavored syrups will have a lot of calories
  • It Makes Them Sad When You Don’t Tip: The majority of baristas count on tips to supplement their salaries. And a great barista will make you a great coffee.
  • All Fair Trade Coffee Isn’t Equal: For the bigger, national chains, using Fair Trade-certified coffee isn’t a decision motivated by conscience — it’s a decision motivated by the bottom line.

Full list at HowStuffWorks.com.

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  • Koffie 't Molentje

    Great list, thanks for sharing!