29 Sep '12, 7am

I kinda love picky orders, and so does anyone else who's any good.

People ask, but it's a challenge really, more than a question. "Can you make ________ well?" "Is your ______ as good as Starbucks?" "How's your _______?" They know you'll say it's good, because you really shouldn't say anything else. Even if you believe otherwise - which you shouldn't, really - the most basic business acumen dictates selling them what they want, and that means confirming quality. Given that the answer is never really in question, and that the question itself really isn't a question, what they really want is for you to make the drink, make it well, and prove it to them. Prove that it's a great whatever, better than Starbucks, better than your nearest competition. I love those questions - or, if we're going to name them honestly, challenges. I love the chance to make something to a specific taste, cater to the details of a "picky order", and if I'm being hon...

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