When you’re not a savvy espresso drinker, chances are you’ll assume it is okay to reheat espresso within the microwave or to only pour a sizzling drink over ice. However baristas who take their work critically know higher, and meaning they could say no to you every now and then.
Burkard instructed me, “For most baristas, coffee is our life! We drink, sleep, and breathe this beautiful little bean. We don’t like to take shortcuts.”
She went on, “What does this mean exactly? Well, we want to make sure the integrity of the coffee rings through every cup, regardless of your personal preference. We don’t like to reheat hot beverages, we remake them.”
As well as, Burkard mentioned, “We never pour a hot beverage over ice, and there is never a correct way to make an iced cappuccino. Requests like this hurt the way our coffee tastes and inevitably hurt our hearts. We don’t say no to these things because we don’t want to provide our customers with amazing service, we avoid doing these things to save your taste buds.”