US partner ✈ German partner.
Back in the homeland and loving it.
my life. my job. my shenanigans.



I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom



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this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

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If I ever see any of you in public, the code is “I like your shoelaces”

that way we know we’re from tumblr without revealing anything

I’m just going to say this to strangers until i find a tumblr person


must keep reblogering!! Im going to be so suspicious if any one tells me this now!

Remember the answer is: I stole them from the president.


For angrycashierchick, the answer should be, “I stole them from David Tennant while eating a bucket of fried chicken,” lol



So I’m going to write about these “idiots” in retail. I use idiots very loosely, as I am also one of these unfortunate souls that works in this industry.
I use idiots because no matter what; the customer is always right. Supposedly.

I work for one of the biggest coffee company’s in the…

🙌🙌🙌🙌 ressspect broooo.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Please stop calling yourself a barista. Working at Starbucks and being a barista are completely different.
schokielove schokielove Said:


Go fuck yourself with a cactus and without lube.

Reaction GIF: fuck you, Molly Ringwald, Breakfast Club

Just because I work at Starbucks doesn’t mean I’m not a barista. I’m going to guess that you’re likely an uppity hipster who recently got a job at a local cafe and now suddenly think you know everything about coffee. So allow me to learn you a thing.

Starbucks is the most recognizable name in coffee in the country. When we alter anything on our menu, it becomes national news. Sure, our machines are automated. You would need automated machines too if you were doing more than 150 transactions in a half hour at peak. We operate 20,000 stores in 62 countries. X 

Our brand becoming what it is now has increased the push for “premium” coffee products from 3% of a country-wide market share to more than 25%. X

We spend the least on advertising of any food competitor, and yet hold some of the highest profits. How could that be? Because Starbucks is built for efficiency and consistency. We introduced the concept of “barista” to the United States and nearly single-handedly created the idea of “coffee culture” in a country that hadn’t quite gotten there yet. X

Starbucks also was one of the first companies to offer benefits to part time workers and created a company culture of togetherness. And have we lost our way? In some respects, yeah. But am I going to let you sit there and disparage me or the partners in this company who work their asses off every single day. FUCK. YOU.


🙌🙌🙌 a fucking round of applause to this badass bitchin partner.


Looking for my fellow Green Apron Gang members. ;)

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I work for a local coffee vendor/trailer and everything you say here is very true. But I do have a question. Why do you hate Frappuccinos so much? I can understand that they're hard to make and can sometimes be a pain, but is there a reason other than that or...?
schokielove schokielove Said:


Lemme see if I can explain Frappuccino hate without writing a novel. 

It’s not so much that they’re hard to make (they aren’t) or that it’s a pain in the ass to make them (it is) but that there’s no good way to work them into a drink making rhythm. 

Corporate seems to have this idea that a hot bar and cold bar can exist simultaneously within easy reach of each other and flow together perfectly with only one barista making drinks. 

Yea right. 

I’ve worked in 7 different Starbucks stores (covering shifts. Im not so flighty as to have moved 7 times) and a Joe Muggs coffee shop and havent ever seen a cold bar set up in a decent, easy to use manner. 

So when you’re the one making drinks and you get a frappuccino order, it pretty much means you have to stop making hot drinks all together, make this one fucking frappuccino and then try to pick up where you left off on hot drinks. 

It’s like trying to road trip somewhere but every time you get into a good driving pace, your fucking passenger has to get out and pee.


This is the most beautifully explained hate of frappuccinos I have ever read.


We all have those favorite regular customers that kinda make your day, right? I know I do. So here are some of mine by drink.

  • Grande 2 pump, non fat no whip mocha G
  • Venti latte for across the breezeway
  • grande/venti latte (with an added extra shot of love) with vanilla sauce and whipped…

I love this. I want to do this.


An iced quad (4 shots) venti 10 pump caramel, 10 pump hazelnut, with extra hazelnut drizzle, extra caramel drizzel, and whipped cream caramel macchiato….

you can only wish I were joking.

Please tell me this person isn’t a regular becayse dear God why…

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  • Espresso: Describe your usual morning routine.
  • Decaf: Impersonate one of your friends.
  • Macchiato: Name two things you think go well together and why.
  • Latte: List three aspects of your personality that you love.
  • Flat White: Confess the most recent crime you committed.
  • Iced: Make the weirdest face you can.
  • Cappuccino: Describe your ideal wedding.
  • Drip: Post a photo of a stuffed animal you own.
  • Mocha: Name one of your guilty pleasures.
  • Doppio: List two of your dream travel locations and why.
  • Black: Recall the worst insult you've ever received.
  • Americano: Post a photo of your favorite outfit.
  • Kopi: Describe an incident when you tried something new.