I’ve always been a coffee shop fanatic. I love the smell of freshly-brewed coffee, the background noises of people chatting, and the sights of the beautiful drinks being made. While I loved coffee shops, I never saw myself working at one.
However, this past summer I found myself strapping on an apron and grinding espresso beans. It was the best job I’ve ever had and it taught me a lot. Here are 9 things I learned while working in a local coffee shop.
1. What exactly goes into a Latte
…and a cappuccino, and a machiatto, and an americano, etc. When I started learning how to make the drinks, I realized that I had no idea what I had been ordering at coffee shops. I thought that they were these complicated drinks, but in reality they are all similar and simple.
Usually they are some form of espresso, milk, and flavoring. The difference between the drinks isn’t what’s in them exactly, more, how you prepare them.