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

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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
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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

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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.

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

love the thing on the cup

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Amanda Sherland
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, maybe they carry their own tea?

Anni Fetzko
Community Member
3 months ago

that is exactly what id assume

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Eden
Community Member
3 months ago

One of those space roaches from MIB, if you remember the roach wore an Edgar suit and asked for sugar water.

A Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Agave?

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a large cactus-like plant sensible people make tequila from; others make high-GI suger from it (so most fad diets forbid it). Cup is non-transparent, there might be a small succulent in it; otherwise it's sweetened water.

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tmw
Community Member
3 months ago

silver tea!! (hot water)

Henry Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

maybe they wanted to see if they can burn there mouth

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago

That would be their mouth, and with liquid it's scald, rather than burn. Sorry.

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Mya Lugar
Community Member
3 months ago

On a cleanse?

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't imagine what they charge for a cup of water!!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

What is Agave..? I thought that was a fibre..

Vanessa Nunez
Community Member
3 months ago

Who drinks hot water!?!?!?!?!

Veronica Sjöberg
Community Member
3 months ago

Its pretty common to drink hot (boiled) water though? I have co-workers who says it helps with digestion?

Fiercepelt
Community Member
3 months ago

extra hot water. what the hecc

A Lemon
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh yeah, my favorite drink! Boiling water!

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago

I had a visitor once, offered her tea or coffee and she asked for water, so I gave her a glass of water. The next time she came she explained she drank hot water as it cools down. So I gave her a mug of hot water from the kettle. She didn't put or want anything else in it.

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LENNON GRAF
Community Member
3 months ago

OOF

Claire Goodman
Community Member
3 months ago

lol

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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

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proud
Community Member
3 months ago

and how big does the cup need to be question mark

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#11

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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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