Ordering coffee can be a headache if you are not familiar with the goings of a cafe. For the pros who know exactly what they want, from the oat milk to the number of vanilla syrup pumps, however, for other less-informed casual coffee drinkers, the ordering process can be a scary task to tackle.
Baristas Give Reasons Why Not To Order Cafe Mocha At The End Of The Day
Seeing as not every individual who drinks coffee is an expert, a barista is coming forward to offer his help to those who unfortunately end up ordering a mocha coffee right before a cafe is about to close for the day.
For Bartho Saayman, who is the director of food and beverage at the Carpenter Hotel in Austin, Texas, opting for a cafe mocha is the worst decision at a cafe. In an interview with HuffPost, the barista offered a word of advice and told readers to avoid a mixture of espresso, chocolate, and milk. The combination is better known as “mocha”.
Besides a late cup of mocha, Saayman is not a big fan of the drink at any time of the day. He said, “I personally don’t understand the appeal of mocha.” He added, “Many good coffee shops use a great base product [espresso], only to overpower the beautiful, delicate flavours of the coffee with a cheap chocolate syrup.”
Barista Thinks Chocolate Syrup Ruins Coffee
Saayman also pointed out that stirring the chocolate syrup into the coffee “completely ruins the crema.” For Adam Keita, co-owner of coffee and wine bar Daughter in Brooklyn, New York, ordering a cup of mocha when a barista is trying to close their station is the worst idea.
Keita explained, “Let’s say that [a shop is] closing at 5 pm and someone comes in at 4:59 pm and orders a mocha.” He went on, ‘Then that becomes a slight inconvenience because it requires using the espresso machine and multiple ingredients, followed by more cleanup.”
A customer in Wiltshire, UK, realised the logic behind this advice when he ordered a large cup of mocha while he was visiting the Great Western Hospital. The Costa Coffee cup, though, was only half full, which came as a rude surprise to the customer.
So, put simply, don’t make the mistake of ordering an extravagant cup of coffee right before a cafe station closes. It would probably not turn out the way you want it to and cause you inflated grief.
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