I’m at Starbucks right now and there’s two baristas tasting coffee with some guy in black who calls himself a coffee expert and I’m guessing he’s like from corporate and he’s teaching these two how to be head baristas or some crap.
He’s saying things like “Mm yes now how does that one taste in your mouth?”, “do you taste the nuttiness of the crema in that blend?”, “what is the current taste profile that you are experiencing as the coffee flows into the back of your throat?” and other pretentious stuff like that.
It’s just kind of hilarious that there’s this weird coffee snob culture at a place that only features two roasts: Burnt and More Burnt.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Starbucks, I just would never in a million years consider their coffee to be the pinnacle of caffeinated culture or anything.
"Burnt and More Burnt"
Starbucks isn’t the pinnacle of anything, except probably marketing an atmosphere over quality product.