Over the course of my indefinite blogging hiatus, I have switched careers – from being a pizzaiolo to becoming a barista at none other than Starbucks Coffee.
I have two reasons for wanting to become a barista:
Main reason: To utilize my knack of making someone’s day with coffee as my medium.
Secondary reason: BARISTAS ARE
ASDFGHJKL COOL! Nuff said.
Now that I’m an official regular barista, I realized that my secondary reason was a mere understatement. I cannot (yes, I used the full word) even fathom how awesome the life of a barista is. Handcrafting drinks, personalizing with thousands of customizations, interacting with
guests customers, making someone’s day with a cup of coffee, making each day count, having fun with partners. The list goes on. As they say here in Manila:
“Happy lang (only), walang (no) ending.”
Now, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
I was hired as a barista halfway through my birth month, practically a gift to myself. I remember excitedly applying online and being interviewed for the first time at their headquarters dubbed Support Center. I remember feeling giddy after receiving a phone call from someone named Che (who eventually became my Store Manager). I remember getting a complimentary handcrafted beverage (with a cool latte art) during my interview with Che. I remember my first few weeks, swept with nostalgia over the school-ish side of Starbucks I had no idea existed. But what I remember, what stood out the most…
…is my regularization (separate blog post because of details). From being a non-regular barista to being an official regular barista of Team 333 Starbucks EVIA Daang Hari.
Good day! Welcome to Starbucks EVIA Daang Hari. This is Rommel. What can I get for you today?