23 Jun '15, 3pm

My @Starbucks story: Mentors at @DWAnimation awaken a barista’s artistic aspirations

When Andrew Bandong was assigned to work at a Starbucks store on the Glendale, California grounds of DreamWorks Studios, he was ecstatic. Having studied art in his native Philippines, the 38-year-old barista was thrilled with the prospect of creating coffee drinks for creative types. His work locale for the last two years has been behind the studio gates of a sprawling Tuscany-style campus handcrafting beverages and interacting with “DreamWorkers” and their guests. It’s a unique setting that invites a special kind of familiarity between the small staff (just Bandong, manager Doris Guevara and an occasional fill-in) and employees of the entertainment company, whose feature films have grossed in the neighborhood of $13 billion worldwide. From Handcrafted Beverages to Hand-Drawn Art As he settled into his role, Bandong began to amuse himself by posting original coffee-themed ...

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