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keiramarcos ([personal profile] keiramarcos) wrote2013-10-09 07:01 pm

The New Guy

There is a new person at the coffee shop and he's been given what I deem as inappropriate access to the coffee. No really. He's a ham-fisted beast and has no business near coffee beans. I walk in and the air smells off. I can't explain it any better than that. I have a mild sinus infection but I can still smell something is very wrong with the place. I'm ordering my coffee when I realize the problem.

I turn to the barista making my coffee and say, "The beans are about to burn in the back."

She knows me and my ridiculous nose quite well. I told her once that milk she'd left out on the counter by accident was bad. She had to taste it to see what I meant. She's trusted my judgment ever since. She immediately stops making my coffee and goes to the door leading to the back and yells for the guy back there to check the roasters. He ignores her. I bet you're wondering how I know that? Well, because the smell increases until--yeah he's about to ruin about nine hundred dollars in beans.

I close my computer and go upstairs to the manager's office and stick my head in the door and say, "Hey, did you know you put a lazy ass in charge of your roasters? He's about to burn your beans."

For an old guy he can move VERY fast. He's also a very loud man from Boston. I didn't understand half what he yelled but I did get free coffee for the rest of the year.
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[personal profile] iadorespike 2013-10-10 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, first - I love that icon! Very cool. Second - Wow, are you the hero of this piece or what?! Third - you totally deserve free coffee for the rest of the year. You earned it, and he obviously knows it. (The new guy sounds like a total jerk. I wonder how long he'll have a job?)

*\o/* (Cheers for the hero!!)
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[personal profile] silentflux 2013-10-10 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Wow... your nose is awesome, lol. And cost effective. I wonder how long the new guy will survive if he can't manage the roasters... And now I'm jealous of your free coffee ;)
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[personal profile] hab318princess 2013-10-10 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
wow, good nose, very impressive

enjoy the coffee :D
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[personal profile] everbright 2013-10-12 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
That is a story I'd buy up a drink for. Go you!
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[personal profile] irish_red_blush 2014-03-03 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Wow! Cool! Wasting good coffee is a crime!!

[identity profile] spes-abrin.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
You have an impressive nose! And congrats on the free coffee! Score! :)

[identity profile] azurehart.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats on scoring free coffee.

Did they fire the dumbass? Because seriously they are running a business and anyone that will through sheer stubborn laziness almost burn $900 worth of coffee doesn't need to be anywhere near a coffee shop.

Good nose!

[identity profile] alphawolf6711.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
I used to work in a roastery and I know how good your nose must be to tell the difference between a dark roast and burning beans. You and your super-nose deserve that free coffee - most roasters hold about 30lbs of beans (after roasting) so your $900.00 estimate is pretty on target. And an appreciative staff/owner is never a bad thing. Enjoy the free coffee and the taste of righteousness.

[identity profile] silverearthelf.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
That is awesome that you saved the coffee. Yeah- coffee abuse is just NOT acceptable.

the nose knows

[identity profile] justalurkr.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Good job all around.

[identity profile] ladyholder.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats on saving the beans. Also, I hope you took notes. We all wanna know what that gentleman said!

~L

P.S. Good coffee, free for the rest of the year? Oh, hell yes.
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[identity profile] chris-king-2005.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Free caffeine for the win!
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[identity profile] verizonhorizon.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
I went to a coffee the other day and they were out of coffee. They were putting up a temporarily closed sign. I felt really bad for the barista, because the sign wasn't up yet, and people kept coming in to order coffee and she had to explain that they were out b/c their grinder was broken. :/

[identity profile] eelegantlyeevil.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Can I move in with you? We can sit at the coffees shop next to WM and watch for drag queens rocking leopard skin.

[identity profile] adafrog.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
So very scary. Glad your nose is so sensitive.

[identity profile] kaleecat.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks be to Thor for your nose -- burnt roasting beans is a sin and a hell of a stink. Had the
misfortune to smell that tragedy at a roasters/coffee spot in S FL.

Total win for the year of free coffee! (somehow I think you'll still pay more than once in support)

There's a small roasters/coffee co in Marfa, TX my parents found while traveling--great stuff.
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[personal profile] leaveoutalltherest 2013-10-10 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
This is why newbies should not be left unattended. Because not only does it ruin that batch, but the nasty smell can linger in the next batch or two. And that SUCKS.

[identity profile] timespirt.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hooray for free coffee!

[identity profile] seadragonlady.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
Free coffee!! Every caffeine addicts goal in life. Good nose.

[identity profile] sarehkert.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
I hope they took 'lazy ass' out the back and tie him to the cross and flog him?

Free coffee, its a dream.
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[personal profile] kazbaby 2013-10-10 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
The travesty you prevented definitely deserved a reward of free coffee.

[identity profile] auntbijou.livejournal.com 2013-10-10 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for Super Nose! And for scoring free coffee!!

[identity profile] otrame.livejournal.com 2013-10-12 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Can I still be a minion if I can't stand dark roasted coffee? To my tongue it tastes and smells burned. So I wouldn't have noticed the difference.

I don't object to people drinking dark roast, as long as they don't burn ALL of it.

[identity profile] fanomy.livejournal.com 2013-10-12 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe the moron thinks Burnt IS dark roasted.. Poor tw@t# Needs to be reeducated.. Or a brain transplant.. Whichever is convenient..

free coffee

[identity profile] mykidmom.livejournal.com 2013-10-18 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
That is so cool...