Baristas can be true lifesavers—they make that delicious, sweet coffee that gets us through the day, they supply the masses with tasty shakes on a hot summer day, and basically provide a much-needed service that all of us have used at least once. But not all is good in barista land. For one, they belong to customer service, which comes with its own challenges that have long been documented. Another difficulty for baristas can be... their job as a whole.

A Twitter user who goes by human plushie (@INTERNETM1LF) started a viral thread where people posted the kind of ridiculous orders they've received from customers (and each one needs to be fulfilled—that's the service, after all). There's a whole plethora out there, and here are some of the more notable ones.

More info: twitter.com

#1

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

*starts crying*

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#2

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

thats not coffee thats a monstrosity

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#3

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

....... just end me.

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The orders can range from absolutely bland, something akin to water with little to no flavor, to an essay length of requirements that the barista will have to figure out. And let's not forget, because the customer is always right, these drinks become a true challenge of willpower. Some even asked for a bee in a cup... Why? No one knows, but it's there.

#4

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

THIS IS A COFFEE CUP NOT A FRICKIN BREAKFAST PLATE

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#5

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

What the actual poopoo, that looks like pizza in liquid form

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#6

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

A good cup of ICE

Emi
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd probably order that tbh

Henry Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

was this person trying to get a snow cone or something

Mae Mosse
Community Member
3 months ago

Nah they need it for a small severed body part like a finger, toe, ear, man’s bits etc

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

"Ice, Ice, Baby".

Ocgale the Nonexistent
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, I would probably get this!

Jessica Nametz
Community Member
3 months ago

Not gonna lie, I like this idea... Crushed ice like that is awesome to chew on...

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

So shaved ice

Hooman
Community Member
3 months ago

iiiiiiiii really just wanted something to put my Bacardi, mint, lime and agave syrup in.... mmkay, thaaaanks.

A Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Ice ice baby.

Chloe Drury
Community Member
3 months ago

tbh, yum

Rand0m
Community Member
3 months ago

This sounds like something I want ngl

John Doe
Community Member
3 months ago

this is what I took to 5th grade as a snack.

Slime11IsSus
Community Member
3 months ago

seems nICE

Claire Goodman
Community Member
3 months ago

lcee on the go just dont forget the syrup

Curry on...
Community Member
3 months ago

Double blended ice? A snow cone?

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
3 months ago

ah, nothing better than a nice cup of ice

Jackson Floof
Community Member
3 months ago

very good snow tasTed gO*OdeD

Amanda Sherland
Community Member
3 months ago

Probably costs about $5 too!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

Make sure the ice is pulped to water

Batwench
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe someone had injured themselves and needed ice and this was the only place around.

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago

Would they really charge for ice in that situation?

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Anne
Community Member
3 months ago

Eh, could be a pregnant lady.. I mean.. cravings.. you know..

Erin E
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no. Now. I want to try it

Sawdust
Community Member
3 months ago

Where's the water?

Sleepyhead
Community Member
3 months ago

This is so refreshing to see

Stephanie Keith
Community Member
3 months ago

That's that good ice.

lily s weakland
Community Member
3 months ago

and here we see the majestic ICE!

deathmetalpegasus12
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean some people just like to eat ice.. myself included xD

Harry Potter
Community Member
3 months ago

Snow cone ?

InfectedVoice
Community Member
3 months ago

That's good stuff right there, r/hydrohomies

meowoui
Community Member
3 months ago

double blend, 1st shake, 2nd put in blender, only hit button twice, no more no less.

Sonja
Community Member
3 months ago

piragua without syrup?

Isabella Rowe
Community Member
3 months ago

that's a waste of cup

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And these orders aren't generated at a single central point—you can find them in all the cafes and shops that offer drinks. The majority do come from Starbucks, but there's a Dunkin' Donuts in the list too. Basically, no barista is safe from the scourge of silly orders, for which we can only offer our sympathies.

#7

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

love the thing on the cup

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#8

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Amanda Sherland
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, maybe they carry their own tea?

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm glad they decided not to take whip, that would have been too much.

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We all probably have our favorite drinks, but these orders take it to the next level. And seeing how some of them are very excessive or just downright mocking, it's safe to say that customers sometimes go overboard. This also gives a glimpse into why so many baristas look overworked (or forget your name... they have mile-long orders to remember!)

#10

delacrzu Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

and how big does the cup need to be question mark

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#11

INTERNETM1LF Report

Torin Fuqua37589
Community Member
3 months ago

diabetes

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#12

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

Very Orange I see

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#13

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

Ask Customer if they are ok

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#14

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

rainbow coffee....., i approve. i would probabaly maybe eat that

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#15

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Maya Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

the name---

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#16

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Aurelia!
Community Member
3 months ago

Um...did they write 'Salina I love you' so that the Barista would have to shout SALINA I LOVE YOU to the whole café??

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#17

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YouDontLikeMe?
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a latte at Americano pricing.

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#18

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justanotherBoredpanda
Community Member
3 months ago

John, why?

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#19

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Fred Ferret
Community Member
3 months ago

Upside Down?

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#20

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonder if those are both for her???

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#21

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AriMalari87
Community Member
3 months ago

are my eyes deceiving me or is this really blury

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#22

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Isabella Rowe
Community Member
3 months ago

" can I get an iced Berry lemonade just with no ice berry lemonade?" "you sure?" "positive" later " I have an iced Berry lemonade with no ice berry lemonade, for Kaila!" * all heads turn*

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#23

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Raw sugar and 10 Splenda. 🤮

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#24

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

vegetable oil

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#25

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
3 months ago

20?!

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#26

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

whattha

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol no gross

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