Do you take your coffee seriously?
There are coffee shops all over the country, but ask any serious coffee snob for directions to their favorite coffee spot and you are in for a treat!
Snobs really do come in all shapes and sizes but no snob is more outrageously self-righteous than a coffee snob.
So, how do you know if you really are a coffee snob?
Here’s 10 clues for you.
Coffee Shop Etiquette
Sometimes people forget their manners in coffee shops so here’s a few tips.
When you visit a coffee shop, you need to be mindful of others and show respect for sharing their space. Here are some tips on what to do, or not do:
Share your workspace
Be respectful of the coffee shop you’re visiting. Remember that tables in a coffee shop are for paying customers, so make a purchase before you get too comfortable. Share the love.
Don’t spread out
If you are on your own, choose a small table so couples or groups will have the space they need. Most coffee shops are usually fine with you using their premises as a work space.
Don’t hog the chairs
If you have an extra chair at your table, make sure you offer it to someone who needs it. Chairs are for customers, not your printer or laptop case.
Tidy up your spot, don’t be messy
Before you leave, clean up after yourself. Don’t leave a mess of paper scraps or wrappers behind. Appreciate that you’ve had the luxury of using their space.
Be careful when charging your equipment
It’s best to charge your laptop before you go to the coffee shop. If you must charge your device, find a spot near the outlet so you don’t have to stretch the cord across the floor.
Don’t ask someone to watch your stuff
If you have to get up and use the bathroom, don’t ask someone to watch your stuff. If you have to leave the coffee shop, gather up your belongings and take them with you.
Be mindful of others
If you want to listen to music, wear headphones or ear buds. If you’re conducting an interview for a job, keep your voices low so not to intrude on others space. Speak at a normal conversational level.
Treat yourself to a well-crafted coffee and pin this for later.
Over 95% of cafes in Australia are independently owned, which means almost every café enjoys their own uniqueness and personality. Clearly the key to the success of Aussie cafe culture. Enjoy.