Today was the 1st Annual Starbucks Cappuccino Cup. One barista (the term used for someone who makes coffee) from each store in the Salt Lake Area was chosen to compete. I was the Park City store representative, up against 8 other baristas. We were judged on beverage quality, presenation and interaction with the “customer” who was a staged judge. Those are all a very important part of the “Starbucks Experience”.
Our District Manager explains the rules. I’m listening very closely over by the door. This competition is very important to my future.
The competition begins! Each barista was called out one by one to make their cappuccino. My turn now, bitches!
This is my cappuccino in action. I look like this every time I make a drink. Hey, if it brings in more tips, I’ll do anything.
After the signature face, I talk to the customer a little. I asked her if she was enjoying the weather and told her I was from Minnesota and it’s not very springlike there today.