A new video on FunnyOrDie takes a shot at what they call “pretentious assholes that work at high end coffee shops and they make you feel stupid if you’re not as obsessed with a stupid drink as they are.”
The impact of a negative experience always seems to reverberate more with people than good ones, and in turn they become exaggerated and amplified. Though I don’t think this is representative of “third wave” specialty coffee as a whole, I’m not gonna lie and say I haven’t seen some of this—at some level anyway—in real life.
The truth can hurt, satire makes it funny, and some people really aren’t cut out for the service industry. It sucks that the video perpetuates a stereotype that could reflect poorly on quality-focused coffee shops, but then again, it’s just a joke. Enjoy.