The coffee industry gets a bad rap when it comes to service -- and some of that reputation is probably deserved. The specialty coffee industry has struggled to prove itself worthy within the larger food and beverage world, and many baristas (and even whole shops) will sacrifice hospitality in order to declare their competency. As anyone who has ever received an eye-rolling, exasperated, "We don't do that here," from their barista will testify, bad service hurts our feelings.
But things seem to be on an upward swing lately, so let's focus on the positive. Here are a five signs your barista truly cares.