So Annoying!

I trundle over to get my coffee this morning, it was really quiet early in the day so I thought I would pop over a bit earlier than normal, give me something to do.
I'm not sure what the barista-lady was concentrating on, but it obviously wasn't my coffee today. Since I got back from our Trip, she seems to be gearing up her staff to be able to handle her not being there. I completely understand this, and it made no sense to me that in the past she's been so precious about making all the coffee herself that she made herself irreplaceable day-to-day and can never have a day off. That must be difficult when you run your own business.
So the last few weeks have been a bit of a mish mash of coffee qualities whilst she trains the more junior girls to make coffee. So I was pleased today when I walked in and she was ready at the machine and was going to make it.
The only problem with this is, with the other "newer" girls making my coffee I can help tweak how I like it, for example by saying "can you just add a dribble more milk?" as she was teaching them to pour the tiniest pour of the milk and then add a dollop of foam ("stain") on top. My personal preference is for slightly more milk than that, so with the training I have a chance to change slightly the way its made, all under the guise of "helping".
My barista has been making my coffee the same way for almost two years, and there is only the barest of variation.
So I was surprised when I went to drink my coffee, and there was virtually no milk, just the "stain" on top. I'm never too worried about this when I have coffee at work though as I can always just splash a bit from the fridge, which is what I did today.
As soon as it hit the coffee it curdled, and try and I might to "scoop" the chunky bits out (tiny ones) I couldnt get it all.
I ended up taking a large swig, in hopes of sort of shotting it down my throat, and then couldn't stomach the second swig, and feel sort of ill, 2 hours later.

6 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Network Geek said...
November 13, 2008 4:21 PM

Yum, chunky coffee!

You know, I have an espresso machine that was a gift, but I've misplaced the instructions and I have yet to try using it? Maybe this weekend...

glenn said...
November 17, 2008 12:01 AM

So, it's like a caffeinated yogurt? Awesome!
Damn.. I feel like some now.

Dataceptionist said...
November 17, 2008 4:07 PM

How did you go NG?
Did you make coffee?

You said it Fiona...

Hey glenny! Congratulations to you and your new fiancee! How exciting!

Hmm, no caffeinated yoghurt it 'ain't, just gross. Although I know what you're saying, somehow coffee yoghurt sounds like something I could enjoy, whereas Iced Coffee/Coffee milk makes my stomach turn.

Eca said...
November 18, 2008 10:56 AM

ew! Poor thing. I am a bandit for reheating coffee and I hate when I reheat half of my flat white only to heat it too much and burn the milk. Thus ruining the rest of it.

PS: I only wish our exchange rate went that way! Coffee in US costs that much too. Unless you want a decent cup and then Starbuscks will still charge you $4. So that's $7.50 Aus. Dammit!

K said...
November 20, 2008 10:47 AM

Oh dear - why did you drink it? I know you'd just paid for it and you wanted coffee - take it back!!!

I feel ill just thinking about it. Ewwww.

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