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.

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#1

monc1er Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

*starts crying*

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#2

SantanaP517 Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

thats not coffee thats a monstrosity

Luca Fenton
Community Member
3 months ago

or a rage potion

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Jacob Henry
Community Member
3 months ago

Barista- what do you want Person- YES

DogPerson7
Community Member
3 months ago

"'what syrup would you like?" "all of them"

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

The (tired) joke goes: "What syrup would you like?" "Yes."

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
3 months ago

Hi! I'd like one cup of diabetes to go.

A Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Diabetes in a cup.

Mz Phit
Community Member
3 months ago

One pump insulin

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Nikki Sevven
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly, this person doesn't even like coffee.

Henry Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

what is the other thing they othered a everything bagel

Curry on...
Community Member
3 months ago

They like a little coffee with their hyperglycemic cocktail.

Valley Girl
Community Member
3 months ago

Pump it up, a little more. Get that body convulsin on the dance floor!

MAL
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd love to know the amount of sugar in total. That's vile.

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
3 months ago

That's nasty (>人<;)

River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

this things like 1% coffee and 99% syrup

Claire Goodman
Community Member
3 months ago

thats a waste of syrups am i right

lily s weakland
Community Member
3 months ago

"sorry thats my order"

418_IM_A_TEAPOT
Community Member
3 months ago

The barista could throw up in there and the customer would never know...

Eliza Schuyler
Community Member
3 months ago

What...what is that?

Dash Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

Good lord! This must taste terrible to anyone except for the person who ordered it.

Trav May
Community Member
3 months ago

The Dr. Pepper latte.

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Yuck! Why not just order swamp water?

Memere
Community Member
3 months ago

This reminds me of the drinks my son used to get at the convenience store & fast food places where you dispense your own drinks - he would mix "shots" of every soda they had - Coca Cola or Pepsi, Dr Pepper or Mr Pibb, Root Beer, Sprite or 7Up, Mountain Dew, Orange, Grape - ALL of them in one cup. I tasted one of his concoctions once & it was nasty!

Andrea Heenk
Community Member
3 months ago

A coffee "graveyard." At least we called the soda thing a graveyard when I was younger.

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Amanda Hunter
Community Member
2 months ago

Glucose syrup and chemicals, please.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Those flavors combined sound disgusting.

Mason Kline
Community Member
2 months ago

Complex

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
3 months ago

you would not miss half of the syrups

Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

There's no room for the coffee

Mae Mosse
Community Member
3 months ago

Item 2 was the coffee

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Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
3 months ago

What the holy fsck is THAT???!

Starlee87
Community Member
3 months ago

What a large list

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
3 months ago

It wasn't that bad until the peppermint and raspberry

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

..any room left for the hot water or milk?

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Surely if you have one from every pump, you can't taste anything except weird mixture. I wonder if it was a bet.

E. Rangel
Community Member
3 months ago

He needs to be tipped triple what the drink cost for that s***

Kevin3475
Community Member
3 months ago

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! breakfast, lunch,and dinner..... thousands of calories in 12 shots.......

Naomi Cline
Community Member
3 months ago

So a cup of syrup? Are they making a latte or a snow cone?

Ashley Dimacali
Community Member
3 months ago

I think thats "Vomit in a cup" or something like that, I had a friend who worked at Starbucks and thats what they called a drink where they ordered 1 pump of every syrup and it looks like and probably taste like vomit.

Potato🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

Willing to bet the other thing they got was a plain bagel with nothing on it

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
3 months ago

Just looking at this raised my blood sugar 50 points.

Tess Kunkel38078
Community Member
3 months ago

Would you like some Mocha with your cream, syrup, and sugar?

Emily Stephen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's essentially a kamikaze latte XD like when you were a kid and put all the sodas in the fountain in one cup.

Jo Davies
Community Member
3 months ago

🤢

giovanna
Community Member
3 months ago

These things are all inedible.

Sleepyhead
Community Member
3 months ago

Coffee already makes you poo, what is medically up with this person?

Zaza
Community Member
3 months ago

1 cup of diabetes please

Carlota
Community Member
3 months ago

It's called the Diabetes

Spittnimage
Community Member
3 months ago

Coffee version of a "suicide" drink.

MandaPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

What could the possibly want to do with it????

Michele
Community Member
3 months ago

What I've always wondered is how the heck someone discovers that this is exactly how they want their 'coffee'? What is the process? Does it take years of trial & error? And how do you remember all that?

Deceased Nemo
Community Member
3 months ago

EEEEEEEEEWW

Linda Roy
Community Member
3 months ago

If the customer is rude, give them 2 pumps of something but just charge for 1 and see if they complain

meowoui
Community Member
3 months ago

sugar overload big time

Natalia
Community Member
3 months ago

Just add syrup until the mixture is sugar saturated.

Tam-Tam
Community Member
3 months ago

As a kid, we would order a mix of all the different sodas and referred to that as a "suicide." My order was suicide no diet :-)

The Alpha Geek
Community Member
3 months ago

No sugar???

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

You should write a number of diabetes specialist on the bottom of the order

third molar
Community Member
3 months ago

Its probably an experiment. What if all the syrups together made the medicine for diabetes!!! Or he ran out of syrup for the pancake!

LENNON GRAF
Community Member
3 months ago

SO MUCH PUMPKIN

Mollie Mills
Community Member
3 months ago

Thats diabetes in a cup

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

"Latte" is truly the flag to hide all sins under.

thisisanalt
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

u gon get hyper

Brigs
Community Member
3 months ago

1 pump diabetes

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

So a cup of sugar add water

Crazy Dog Lady
Community Member
3 months ago

So.much.sugar!

Rose Golden
Community Member
3 months ago

I question that person's taste buds

Lorrie Rothstein
Community Member
3 months ago

Just swallow a bag of sugar

Mya Lugar
Community Member
3 months ago

1 Pump the brakes!

Nina
Community Member
3 months ago

Raspberry, mint and cinnamon ... ughhhh .... 🤢🤢🤢

Claire Goodman
Community Member
3 months ago

ew

Eloise Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like the maker needed to take a sip!

Lucy Skinner
Community Member
3 months ago

Sounds like a little kid’s order

Pandana
Community Member
3 months ago

Diabetes in a cup

angelica H
Community Member
3 months ago

just get one of everything then. and that combo just sounds gross

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Namaste Latte.

KLo86
Community Member
3 months ago

Blek! What flavor were they even going for with this?

Fred L.
Community Member
3 months ago

So somebody asked to have a Latte with a pump of everything?

Mintchinchilla
Community Member
3 months ago

WAWA

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#3

yourgirllstar Report

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

h_annahliz Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

THIS IS A COFFEE CUP NOT A FRICKIN BREAKFAST PLATE

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#5

lanaleh Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

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

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#6

OGindatrap Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

A good cup of ICE

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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

CourtneyAnn1997 Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

love the thing on the cup

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#8

OGindatrap Report

Amanda Sherland
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, maybe they carry their own tea?

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#9

delacrzu Report

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

trvlytragic Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

Very Orange I see

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#13

mekyuh1 Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

Ask Customer if they are ok

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#14

CourtneyAnn1997 Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

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

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#15

katlgonzalez Report

Maya Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

the name---

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#16

OGindatrap Report

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

CourtneyAnn1997 Report

YouDontLikeMe?
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a latte at Americano pricing.

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#18

jordanabrah Report

justanotherBoredpanda
Community Member
3 months ago

John, why?

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#19

mekyuh1 Report

Fred Ferret
Community Member
3 months ago

Upside Down?

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#20

ZaxAvila Report

Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonder if those are both for her???

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#21

Joycemxnor Report

AriMalari87
Community Member
3 months ago

are my eyes deceiving me or is this really blury

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#22

thicc_ink Report

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

thicc_ink Report

Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Raw sugar and 10 Splenda. 🤮

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#24

amv146 Report

proud
Community Member
3 months ago

vegetable oil

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#25

Bethany_Garza Report

Tiredpossum
Community Member
3 months ago

20?!

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#26

GodHatesAlli Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

whattha

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#27

mekyuh1 Report

Sista of the moon
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol no gross

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