Coffee Customer Capers

In case you aren’t aware, I love my coffee. Just to refresh you, a skim, vanilla latte from my coffee shop, The Coffee Emporium, is the best way to start my day. If ever we are meeting up, one of these and I’m quite content. I may even ask you for another one, a committed customer indeed I am.

Now, coffee aside, The Coffee Emporium is a seven day operation. With shifts and rosters, this means there are different baristas across the week. Naturally, they all know me and know what I have. I joke I am their best customer. However, if they had to rely on me to keep their business going, sadly, it wouldn’t. Such a committed customer as I, the staff even get worried if I am not in every day. The other week I didn’t come in on a Saturday and they were asking a friend about me.

Jen's Favourite Coffee

Jen’s Favourite Coffee

Some know my name and some give me a nickname. The Thursday night, Saturday and Sunday Barista calls me ‘Skim Lady’. I don’t mind it at all. Of course, I told him I would prefer if it was ‘Skinny Lady’ however that is a work in progress.

On chatting with the weekend Barista, it seems he has nicknames for other customers. My girlfriend who comes in is called ‘Skim Lady’s Friend’. There is ‘Lactose Free’ lady, ‘Extra Hot’ man, ‘DL’ man (as he looks like Darren Lockyer, an ex-Brisbane Broncos footballer) and ‘Weekend’ man. All references to how we like our coffee, how we look, although ‘weekend’ man only visits the shop, naturally, on the weekend.

I felt it was only fitting I return the favour to the weekend Barista and give him a nickname. It’s taken me quite a while however I have come up with a nickname for him. Yes, it’s none other than ‘Barista Boy’. There was some debate around ‘Coffee King’ however I much prefer ‘Barista Boy’.

Do you of any shops you visit that have a nickname for you?? Or do the shops you frequent simply call you by your name?

Jen xoxo

Linking up with Kirsty of My Home Truths for another week of I Must Confess. Congrats on the big more Kirsty!!

18 thoughts on “Coffee Customer Capers

  1. Michelle

    There is a store I frequent on our Green because of the customer service. The owner makes an effort to learn her customer’s names and what they like and as a result I have become one of her biggest fans! I don’t like to shop, and especially don’t like to shop for clothes, but I like to shop in her store. As a result, most of what is in my closet came from her store.

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    1. Jen Post author

      True customer service is sometimes forgotten. It’s the little things that keep us going back to a store time and time again. Some store’s think it’s not important, but true customer service is always appreciated.

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  2. Delia @ Blog Formatting

    I usually make my own coffee at home. If I have coffee with someone, I usually get tea 🙂 I think it’s such a nice touch when people in stores you go frequently remember your name, it makes you feel much more at home, don’t you think?

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    1. Jen Post author

      Absolutely Delia. I love feeling valued and special and calling me by my name does just that. Sometimes I have a tea as well. Coffee is still my first love.

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  3. Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    There is a lovely local cafe I frequent with the kids every Friday arvo before speech therapy and they miss us if we don’t come for any reason. They always keep a chocolate donut aside for Gilbert and look after the kids like they are their best and only customers. It’s lovely to be regulars and to be looked after, isn’t it?

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    1. Jen Post author

      That’s so lovely that they leave a donut for Gilbert. It makes you feel special and like you are part of their lives. It also makes you want to keep going back.

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  4. Ness

    I used to be a ‘why bother’ type customer because I’d order a skim, decaf cappuccino! My parents are the ‘extra hot’ types.

    There is actually a Coffee Emporium here in Boganville, so you may have tempted me to try a skim, vanilla latte the next time I’m at the shops. Right when I am trying to lose weight too. Hmph! How rude.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Oh Ness where do you live? We must catch up over a skim vanilla latte. I know you’re on a mission to lose weight but a treat every now and then is ok.

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  5. Rhianna

    After winning a rather lovely coffee machine my coffee purchasing days are over. Sigh. Which is a bit of a shame because I love the idea of being a regular somewhere. That and the fact I had just about found the best little coffee shop with rather lovely Barista Boys just round the corner from home. Doubel sigh

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  6. Jodie@FreshHomeCook

    As a fellow coffee lover – I am a regular at my local Jamaica Blue – fair trade latte for me, but they just call Jodie (that I know of) & always give my son a couple of marshmallows as a treat! 🙂

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