Keep it simple, people—you're ordering a cup of coffee, not a dessert meant for royalty with exotic and rare ingredients from the most secretive corners of the globe. Everyone's going to thank you if your order's simple at the local coffee shop: the barista smiling at you across the counter, the bleary-eyed commuters behind you who just want their cup of morning Joe ASAP, and… your body that wants something even a bit nutritious.

Starbucks barista Josie shared a photo of the monstrous order one of his customers asked for. It's enormous and we have no idea how the customer, Edward, could even function after such a cup of (with so much sugar there, you can't really even call it) ‘coffee.' The baristas and cafe workers of Twitter pitched in with their own photos of weird orders. And you know what? They perfectly embody Josie's desire to quit his job. We feel you, Josie!

Check out some of the most ludicrous (not to mention highly specific) drink orders below, upvote the ones that made you go ‘ugh,' and be sure to vent about your own experiences with customers who can't get a simple venti in the comment section, dear Pandas.

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RScottWilson Report

Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

This. I like coffee flavoured coffee

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Kimmyxr Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

You could leave out 80% of those ingredients and the person wouldn't know it

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Kat
Community Member
5 months ago

The second one...

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You can bet your bottom dollar that Josie's thread touched a nerve on Twitter. His photo got more than 331.4k likes and was retweeted a combined total of 51k times at the time of writing. That just goes to show that customers like Edward and their logic-defying orders aren't anything rare—they're out there and they're coming for you (if you're a barista).

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BricksnBullets Report

CalicoKitty
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the drinks equivalent of 8 y/o me putting honey, sprinkles, butter, cheese, jam, and Vegemite on a sandwich only I've added everything else in a jar, most things in tins, my Mom's hot sauce, and a small bag of sugar, for flavour

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

USA USA USA... I know starbucks is all over the world, I have one less than a kilometre from here, but we just know where this order was made

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𝐒𝐢𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐚
Community Member
5 months ago

that sounds pretty good i wanna try that tbh

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Coffee means big business in America. According to E-Imports, the United States imports over 4 billion dollars worth of coffee per year. And it's no wonder that the numbers are so high because Americans consume a whopping 400 million cups of coffee per day.

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Catherine Hankinson
Community Member
5 months ago

£32 for one coffee. Wtf.

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Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

Is this some kind of online challenge or do some people actually drink whatever this is?

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Toko Danganronpa
Community Member
5 months ago

Diabetes diabetes

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The US' massive consumption of the drink is making me imagine a literal ocean of coffee being gulped down. To say that Americans are coffee lovers would be an understatement. (Though we wish more of those orders were a bit less adventurous. All that syrup in your coffee can't be good for you.)

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Lavaporeon Report

Friday
Community Member
5 months ago

Holy diabetes, that’s a lot of sugar!!

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Lili Hajdu
Community Member
5 months ago

I just dont understand, why take different types of milk. like how can all of this taste good

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

They didn't even pick it up? That's shitty behavior, ngl.

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Meanwhile, Statista reports that a 2018 survey found that US consumers most commonly use drip coffee makers and single cup brewers. Though the former is slowly but surely going out of style and its future remains uncertain.

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TheChadYoumans Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

I feel like some of these are just people trying to figure out how far they could push starbucks

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Lily BLAH
Community Member
5 months ago

cause vivacious is sexy *air kisses*

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

Not 26, not 28, she will KNOW the difference.

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On the flip side, cold brew coffee is growing in popularity. The cold brew coffee market had been valued at 321 million dollars in 2017 and is expected to reach 1.37 billion dollars in market value by 2023.

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aniiwithluv Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

That's some bodacious cup of water right there

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nerdyac Report

Kat
Community Member
5 months ago

Wonder how many calories this is...

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

It's easier to drink without teeth.

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What doesn't change, however, is the ‘customer first' mentality that many cafe owners, franchise workers, and baristas have. Though, should they accommodate each and every whim? Or should they try talking to all the Edwards that show up for their pick-me-ups? We think that it depends on just how monstrous the order really is. Just remember to do things diplomatically and with a smile. We all have our own little vices after all.

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tunafishpro Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

But...it's the same ingredients repeated over and over!

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh my goodness.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

So someone started it and it spread!you have to "kill" them from the start!

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In the mood for some more reasons why you should quit your barista job and aim for your dreams despite the pandemic? Check out Bored Panda's article about all the things that Starbucks baristas are just sick of right over here. Would you like a cookie with that?

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Titm0re Report

Ivo H
Community Member
5 months ago

To be honest, the whipped cream on top looks absolutelly delicious!

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Aroha
Community Member
5 months ago

Toasted WC sauce? Excuse me what now??

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T.
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

And here I am, quetsioning my sugar intake when drinking max one soda a day and eating a small bag of homemade sweets during a day. What's wrong with those people? Are their taste buds still ok?

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kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

so basically a caramel drink

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

They got what they wanted.

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

That 'everything is fine' emoji cracked me up.

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Jazzy Mc. Jaz
Community Member
5 months ago

*string cheese*

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, Philip. What were you thinking?

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Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

No! I would say :turn around, open door, leave and don't come back! Neeext!!!

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