8 Things Your Barista Wants You to Know About Coffee Shop Etiquette

  • Insider spoke with over 15 baristas to ask about proper coffee shop etiquette.
  • Be friendly to your barista but don’t expect them to engage extensively in idle chit-chat.
  • If you’re a remote worker, be neat and courteous and purchase more items if you stay for a few hours.

Being a barista can be a challenging job. They’re on their feet all day, maneuvering equipment that is messy, and potentially dangerous with exposure to loud noises, hot liquids, chemicals. On top of all that, they have to deal with customers, some of whom are finicky and downright

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