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(Snopes)   Starbucks baristas wear black aprons to signify they passed special written and taste tests, which explains why they are mourning their taste buds after slurping down too much overheated, burnt coffee   (snopes.com) divider line
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2021-11-28 8:50:24 PM  
What about the ones who wear these?

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2021-11-28 8:57:13 PM  
Congratulations! You are now the expert working at the coffee equivalent of Applebees.
 
2021-11-28 9:10:36 PM  
Taste tests? I do not want some freaking rando barista tasting my coffee.

/Fool me twice...
 
2021-11-28 10:22:11 PM  
Learn how to make your own coffee

/ used to make nice Kona coffee in my high school job, it was good and very easy to make.
 
2021-11-28 11:59:47 PM  
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2021-11-29 12:10:33 AM  
I m drank half a pot of cold brew Folgers today, so I'm getting a kick.

/🎶Who wants to sleep forever?🎶
 
2021-11-29 12:56:41 AM  

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2021-11-29 12:57:54 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Learn how to make your own coffee

/ used to make nice Kona coffee in my high school job, it was good and very easy to make.


I've never brewed decent coffee in a car, and a French press turns coffee into trash, so sometimes I'm buying.
 
2021-11-29 1:23:23 AM  
that's funny, 'cos in MasterChefAU the black apron always means someone is getting sent home that day
 
2021-11-29 5:51:50 AM  
thread is amazing, it's not difficult folks, bring water almost to a boil, put coarse coffee grounds into french press, add the water, let sit for 3-4 minutes, push down plunger, pour
 
2021-11-29 6:11:28 AM  

tintar: that's funny, 'cos in MasterChefAU the black apron always means someone is getting sent home that day


...I mean, regardless of their apron color, Starbucks employees do get sent home EVERY day...
 
2021-11-29 6:15:29 AM  
The truly weird part of that particular achievement is that it's so unbelievable that a Snopes article is required to say "no, really... that person is somehow more qualified than most to serve Starbucks coffee, which is why they get a differently-colored apron."

I mean, at what point has Starbucks commonly made this known to folks? Or tried to expand the sphere of influence of that particular certification to make it valuable or even laudable outside the environs of a Starbucks?
 
2021-11-29 6:48:39 AM  

kmfjd: thread is amazing, it's not difficult folks, bring water almost to a boil, put coarse coffee grounds into french press, add the water, let sit for 3-4 minutes, push down plunger, pour


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2021-11-29 7:11:19 AM  
My there's a lot of salty people in here.  They make good coffee.  They also make horrendous coffee flavoured dessert beverages.  Because that's what people want.

Having had a roommate who owned one of those black aprons I can confirm they know what they're doing.  Anyone whining about burned coffee should just stick to light roasts.

Guaranteed 90% of you "just use a French press" peeps don't have your own grinder and don't use actual French roast beans.  Fact is, just like the vast majority of people drink light lagers, the vast majority of coffee drinkers are either using a keurig or drip maker with pre-ground beans from a grocery store.  Starbucks, even just with its Pike place blend, is better coffee than most people drink.
 
2021-11-29 7:11:21 AM  

FormlessOne: The truly weird part of that particular achievement is that it's so unbelievable that a Snopes article is required to say "no, really... that person is somehow more qualified than most to serve Starbucks coffee, which is why they get a differently-colored apron."

I mean, at what point has Starbucks commonly made this known to folks? Or tried to expand the sphere of influence of that particular certification to make it valuable or even laudable outside the environs of a Starbucks?


Tbh it's nice that they have a thing that is probably significant internally that they didn't feel the need to blab about to the world, instead letting it get out through employees and former employees.

Makes it feel like more of an actual thing instead of something they just do for marketing.
 
2021-11-29 7:19:41 AM  

Cajnik: kmfjd: thread is amazing, it's not difficult folks, bring water almost to a boil, put coarse coffee grounds into french press, add the water, let sit for 3-4 minutes, push down plunger, pour

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2021-11-29 7:32:21 AM  
So does snopes have a article confirming that olive garden chefs have trained in Italy?
 
2021-11-29 7:34:04 AM  
Can't wait for the first ADA/discrimination complaint to roll through from the Anosmia crowd.
 
2021-11-29 8:23:15 AM  

Lexx: My there's a lot of salty people in here.  They make good coffee.  They also make horrendous coffee flavoured dessert beverages.  Because that's what people want.

Having had a roommate who owned one of those black aprons I can confirm they know what they're doing.  Anyone whining about burned coffee should just stick to light roasts.

Guaranteed 90% of you "just use a French press" peeps don't have your own grinder and don't use actual French roast beans.  Fact is, just like the vast majority of people drink light lagers, the vast majority of coffee drinkers are either using a keurig or drip maker with pre-ground beans from a grocery store.  Starbucks, even just with its Pike place blend, is better coffee than most people drink.


I see everything's been covered here.
 
2021-11-29 8:48:17 AM  

kmfjd: thread is amazing, it's not difficult folks, bring water almost to a boil, put coarse coffee grounds into french press, add the water, let sit for 3-4 minutes, push down plunger, pour


So you have ruined coffee beans and water. Now what?
 
2021-11-29 8:52:36 AM  

IAmRight: FormlessOne: The truly weird part of that particular achievement is that it's so unbelievable that a Snopes article is required to say "no, really... that person is somehow more qualified than most to serve Starbucks coffee, which is why they get a differently-colored apron."

I mean, at what point has Starbucks commonly made this known to folks? Or tried to expand the sphere of influence of that particular certification to make it valuable or even laudable outside the environs of a Starbucks?

Tbh it's nice that they have a thing that is probably significant internally that they didn't feel the need to blab about to the world, instead letting it get out through employees and former employees.

Makes it feel like more of an actual thing instead of something they just do for marketing.


Also this is the sort of things Urban Legends and Snopes are built on, what's the significance of a star on a tootsie roll wrapper or what do the symbols on various products actually mean.
 
2021-11-29 9:14:18 AM  

Lexx: My there's a lot of salty people in here.  They make good coffee.  They also make horrendous coffee flavoured dessert beverages.  Because that's what people want.

Having had a roommate who owned one of those black aprons I can confirm they know what they're doing.  Anyone whining about burned coffee should just stick to light roasts.

Guaranteed 90% of you "just use a French press" peeps don't have your own grinder and don't use actual French roast beans.  Fact is, just like the vast majority of people drink light lagers, the vast majority of coffee drinkers are either using a keurig or drip maker with pre-ground beans from a grocery store.  Starbucks, even just with its Pike place blend, is better coffee than most people drink.


Agree.  People who don't like coffee from Starbucks don't like it because all they ever drink there is the pikes, which sucks without some sugar to take the bitterness off of the coffee (like all Latin American coffees)
 
2021-11-29 9:36:45 AM  
I know dunking on Starbucks is easy and "edgy", but I really don't like their Cold Brew.  It's way overcaffeinated and bitter.  I've never tried anything else there.

/You're welcome for that great opinion
 
2021-11-29 9:50:36 AM  

FLMountainMan: I know dunking on Starbucks is easy and "edgy", but I really don't like their Cold Brew.  It's way overcaffeinated and bitter.  I've never tried anything else there.

/You're welcome for that great opinion


Cold brew is not supposed to be bitter. I don't know what you drank, but their cold brew (done right) has less acidity, so a smoother taste.
 
2021-11-29 9:50:49 AM  

Lexx: My there's a lot of salty people in here.  They make good coffee.  They also make horrendous coffee flavoured dessert beverages.  Because that's what people want.

Having had a roommate who owned one of those black aprons I can confirm they know what they're doing.  Anyone whining about burned coffee should just stick to light roasts.

Guaranteed 90% of you "just use a French press" peeps don't have your own grinder and don't use actual French roast beans.  Fact is, just like the vast majority of people drink light lagers, the vast majority of coffee drinkers are either using a keurig or drip maker with pre-ground beans from a grocery store.  Starbucks, even just with its Pike place blend, is better coffee than most people drink.


It's really not.  I've done a lot of tastings and even though I don't like a dark roasts to begin with, most of Starbucks' coffees are particularly shiatty dark roasts that taste overly bitter some give actual hints of burnt foods in their flavor.

I also used to work for a guy that had previously sold coffee to Starbucks and he said they bought the lowest grade crap for their espresso.  They know they sell mostly milkshakes with some caffeinated swill mixed in, that's the business model and that's OK.  I've had a peppermint mocha in the past few weeks.  That's what Starbucks is good at.

Also, the roast of the bean wouldn't affect what you use to make it.  A French roast is an indicator of darkness not that it's the only appropriate roast for a French press.  The grind would affect what works best with a brewing method.
 
2021-11-29 10:02:06 AM  

cheap_thoughts: FLMountainMan: I know dunking on Starbucks is easy and "edgy", but I really don't like their Cold Brew.  It's way overcaffeinated and bitter.  I've never tried anything else there.

/You're welcome for that great opinion

Cold brew is not supposed to be bitter. I don't know what you drank, but their cold brew (done right) has less acidity, so a smoother taste.


I know it's not supposed to be bitter.  In addition to drinking it while traveling for work every morning, I also brew it when I'm at home.  I only tried theirs three or four times, but I find it bitter than the others.  I'd rate the chain cold brews as:

Dunkin
WaWa
First Watch
.
.
.
McD's (although some franchisees don't seem to have it without the sugar-laden creamer already mixed in)
Starbucks
.
.
.
Chick Fil-A, which is even less likely than McDs to have it available black.
 
2021-11-29 10:18:06 AM  
I had a part of a cup of Starbucks - straight. No creamer, no sweetener.  I'd rate it somewhere between Folgers instant and Sanka instant.
 
2021-11-29 10:22:20 AM  

natazha: I had a part of a cup of Starbucks - straight. No creamer, no sweetener.  I'd rate it somewhere between Folgers instant and Sanka instant.


Jean-Luc?
 
2021-11-29 10:46:57 AM  

Lexx: My there's a lot of salty people in here.  They make good coffee.  They also make horrendous coffee flavoured dessert beverages.  Because that's what people want.

Having had a roommate who owned one of those black aprons I can confirm they know what they're doing.  Anyone whining about burned coffee should just stick to light roasts.

Guaranteed 90% of you "just use a French press" peeps don't have your own grinder and don't use actual French roast beans.  Fact is, just like the vast majority of people drink light lagers, the vast majority of coffee drinkers are either using a keurig or drip maker with pre-ground beans from a grocery store.  Starbucks, even just with its Pike place blend, is better coffee than most people drink.


I buy my high roast beans, (usually Monsoon Malabar) from a little place in Soho which opened a year before Jack the Ripper made the news, own multiple coffee grinders, a Bialetti and a very nice Bodum double walled steel cafetiere (or French press, if you're American).


Starbucks coffee farking sucks.
 
2021-11-29 11:29:41 AM  
Sam's Club light roast here. Just poured the last cup from this morning's brewing.
 
2021-11-29 12:49:56 PM  
Good for them, I guess? None of that is going to change what I order.

(Which, honestly, isn't much:  I'm not particularly picky about coffee, but I am definitely picky about coffee when it's gonna cost me $5 a cup. Too many other better local places in this city to go to justify giving my money to Starbucks first.)
 
2021-11-29 3:04:12 PM  
CSS:

A couple weeks ago I poured myself short cups of pike, Christmas dark roast, and Christmas blonde roast. I don't normally drink our drip coffee, but a lot of customers had been asking about the flavors and I figured it would be good to be able to tell them something about it.

Honest to God, I couldn't tell even a slight difference. All three tasted like burnt, syrupy crap. I loaded them with cream and still couldn't taste a damn bit of difference.

/I heard that they aren't sending out coffee master aprons to stores anymore
//You can only get one if your store already has one laying around when you do the coffee master training
 
2021-11-29 4:09:57 PM  

johnny_vegas: natazha: I had a part of a cup of Starbucks - straight. No creamer, no sweetener.  I'd rate it somewhere between Folgers instant and Sanka instant.

Jean-Luc?


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2021-11-29 4:20:06 PM  

frogmyte: CSS:

A couple weeks ago I poured myself short cups of pike, Christmas dark roast, and Christmas blonde roast. I don't normally drink our drip coffee, but a lot of customers had been asking about the flavors and I figured it would be good to be able to tell them something about it.

Honest to God, I couldn't tell even a slight difference. All three tasted like burnt, syrupy crap. I loaded them with cream and still couldn't taste a damn bit of difference.

/I heard that they aren't sending out coffee master aprons to stores anymore
//You can only get one if your store already has one laying around when you do the coffee master training


if you can't tell the diff between blonde & dark roast, either the coffee was expired/bad or well...how's your sense of smell doing?  Got your shot? :/
 
2021-11-29 7:28:22 PM  

Lexx: frogmyte: CSS:

A couple weeks ago I poured myself short cups of pike, Christmas dark roast, and Christmas blonde roast. I don't normally drink our drip coffee, but a lot of customers had been asking about the flavors and I figured it would be good to be able to tell them something about it.

Honest to God, I couldn't tell even a slight difference. All three tasted like burnt, syrupy crap. I loaded them with cream and still couldn't taste a damn bit of difference.

/I heard that they aren't sending out coffee master aprons to stores anymore
//You can only get one if your store already has one laying around when you do the coffee master training

if you can't tell the diff between blonde & dark roast, either the coffee was expired/bad or well...how's your sense of smell doing?  Got your shot? :/


If that's the case, corporate is sending us expired/bad beans because they had just come in with the previous day's order and I ground/brewed them minutes before.

Or maybe Starbucks coffee just sucks.
 
2021-11-29 8:04:22 PM  

frogmyte: Lexx: frogmyte: CSS:

A couple weeks ago I poured myself short cups of pike, Christmas dark roast, and Christmas blonde roast. I don't normally drink our drip coffee, but a lot of customers had been asking about the flavors and I figured it would be good to be able to tell them something about it.

Honest to God, I couldn't tell even a slight difference. All three tasted like burnt, syrupy crap. I loaded them with cream and still couldn't taste a damn bit of difference.

/I heard that they aren't sending out coffee master aprons to stores anymore
//You can only get one if your store already has one laying around when you do the coffee master training

if you can't tell the diff between blonde & dark roast, either the coffee was expired/bad or well...how's your sense of smell doing?  Got your shot? :/

If that's the case, corporate is sending us expired/bad beans because they had just come in with the previous day's order and I ground/brewed them minutes before.

Or maybe Starbucks coffee just sucks.


With the packaging they use, the beans are usually in an acceptable condition for a year past the roasting date.

It could be that what you got was brewed wrong, but more likely held on the burner too long until it got stale. After sitting for more than an hour, it starts getting bitter, and the flavor approaches cardboard-flavored mud.
 
2021-11-30 2:48:40 PM  
Black aprons don't show the coffee stains.

THIMK.
 
2021-11-30 4:08:12 PM  

cyberspacedout: frogmyte: Lexx: frogmyte: CSS:

A couple weeks ago I poured myself short cups of pike, Christmas dark roast, and Christmas blonde roast. I don't normally drink our drip coffee, but a lot of customers had been asking about the flavors and I figured it would be good to be able to tell them something about it.

Honest to God, I couldn't tell even a slight difference. All three tasted like burnt, syrupy crap. I loaded them with cream and still couldn't taste a damn bit of difference.

/I heard that they aren't sending out coffee master aprons to stores anymore
//You can only get one if your store already has one laying around when you do the coffee master training

if you can't tell the diff between blonde & dark roast, either the coffee was expired/bad or well...how's your sense of smell doing?  Got your shot? :/

If that's the case, corporate is sending us expired/bad beans because they had just come in with the previous day's order and I ground/brewed them minutes before.

Or maybe Starbucks coffee just sucks.

With the packaging they use, the beans are usually in an acceptable condition for a year past the roasting date.

It could be that what you got was brewed wrong, but more likely held on the burner too long until it got stale. After sitting for more than an hour, it starts getting bitter, and the flavor approaches cardboard-flavored mud.


Know how I know you didn't read my whole comment?
 
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