Barista is an Esperanto word, which, roughly translated, means "multiply pierced liberal arts grad too proud to say 'would-you-like-fries-with-that?', with pretentions of artsiness that preclude employment outside of the service industry." see also "Apple Disciple."
Dude, any country that could introduce Kahlua to the world can likely rustle up a bearable cup of coffee.
One thing I have learned, travelling all over this world, is that coffee is everywhere, and usually better than what you can get at Fivebucks, if you can get past requiring your coffee to be whipped, foamed, and adulterated with dairy products and flavours so that it more closely resembles a milkshake than a cup of joe.
And some people wonder how I became a curmudgeon.
Next thing you know somebody will ask whether Bacardi White is available in the Caribbean because, like, that is the world's best rum. Beside Malibu.
Hey, is that some damn kids on my lawn?
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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