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Baby, it's Cold Outside! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gotham BeanGirl   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008

Baby, it’s cold outside
A Gotham BeanGirl Column
copyright 2007 by Rachel Olivares for BARISTO.net

Ah, winter!  Hot cocoas, smiling faces, higher tips and gingerbread lattes.  Tis the season… Well, quite frankly, Bah Humbug!  Why, you ask?  If you are a barista living in the colder states, winter and the holidays bring with it cracked dry hands, chapped lips and cold temperatures in a business where the door continuously flaps open to welcome stressed out streams of cranky customers.

 

Baristi everywhere take heart!  There are a few simple things you can do to ensure an easier passage through this “winter wonderland”.

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Evan Stepanek

NYC Baristo for 3+years

 

“I make sure I drink plenty of water. You have to hydrate internally as well as externally…and I moisturize like crazy!”

 

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Man of Mystery – part 2 of 3: Does Mystery Shopping Pay? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shiftless   
Monday, 05 March 2007

Man of Mystery – part 2 of 3: Does Mystery Shopping Pay?

A Shiftless Baristo Column
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Is mystery shopping worth the trouble? Should a working barista take up mystery shopping on the side? What are the pluses and minuses?

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Book Review: Through the Grinder, Latte Trouble, and Murder Most Frothy, the CoffeeHouse Mysteries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shiftless   
Thursday, 23 November 2006

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A Shiftless Baristo Book Review

 

Nov. 22, 2006

 


Cleo Coyle’s fiction honors the profession – plus it’s engaging, and even includes recipes!


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Staying Afloat in the Tips Pool: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hipster Chai   
Wednesday, 18 October 2006
A weekly pool, daily pool, shift-by-shift…  Which method of splitting tips works best for your shop? Write Comment (0 Comments)
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A Cart to Start PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Chen   
Wednesday, 04 October 2006
Many working baristi have thoughts of starting a shop of their own, but at $8 or $9 an hour, saving the capital to open a store is a daunting barrier to getting started.

This new article series looks at finding, buying, equipping, and operating a simple espresso cart as a way for a very small scale entrepreneur to get started in the espresso business.

First up: where to look.
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