Coffee Snobs on FunnyOrDie

10.04

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.

posted by on 10.04.2011, under Misc., Videos

Third Wave coffee on Nightline

11.09

Nice piece on Nightline from early this summer about Third Wave coffee (i.e. what I’m usually referring to on this site). I only wish the newswoman didn’t open with such a lame segue, “and we turn now to the daily grind.”

via Portafilter

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posted by on 11.09.2010, under Misc., Videos