Learn the drinks before you serve them

Open up a can of WHAT THE HECK IS THIS CRAP?My wife was served a lousy specialty coffee the other day.

The World needs to know.

To start with, my wife does not drink coffee. She drinks Tea. When she has coffee, it is a special occasion.
What was the occasion?
Uhm. I had just bought some hiking boots at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Victoria, B.C. and I needed to run down to Lens & Shutter to grab some film for the West Coast trip on the weekend.

The occasion you ask?
Well. She was in work shoes and wanted to chill while I flew, sub-light speed, down to L&S to grab my film. It is about 8 city blocks. By the time I would get back, the microfoam on her coffee would have hardly settled.

Wrong.

She stepped into Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe on Government at the corner of Pandora. Great location.
New staff apparently.

As I buzzed off toward the camera store, she ordered a Cafe au Lait. Now we all know what a Cafe au Lait is right? Yes we do.
She listened to the barista ask the manager how to make a Cafe au Lait. That was the beginning of my wife’s Cafe trip into Doom.

The manager said: “First you take a shot of espresso”…
Wrong!
“Then you take some hot water and put it in the cup.”
WRONG!
“Then you add foamed milk to it.”
Wrong wrong wrong!

By the time I came back from Lens and Shutter, she had taken one or two mouthfuls.
She said: “This is the worse cup of coffee I have ever had.”

Although I do not drink milk, I had to try it.
Sure enough. It sucked. Big time.

Look people – if you are going to make a beverage and charge me for it, do it right.

Fresh cup roastery will be installing a roaster shortly at this location.

Hopefully they will get their shit together.

My wife was served a lousy specialty coffee the other day. The World needs to know. To start with, my wife does not drink coffee. She drinks Tea. When she has coffee, it is a special occasion. What was the occasion? Uhm. I had just bought some hiking boots at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Victoria,…