We all go to grab coffee for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we’re meeting up with friends, or we’re pulling an all-nighter for that assignment that we definitely shouldn’t have put off this long. Maybe it’s an awkward first date, a job interview, or a Bumble BFF hopeful friendship encounter. No matter the occasion, we can’t stay away from our java distributor of choice. With a Starbucks on every corner and a plethora of unique, specialty shops in every urban location and college town, however, it can be difficult to decide where you’re going to get your daily caffeine fix. You might pick based on whichever shop is closest, which has the shortest lines, or who allows app pay. Or, if you’re like the rest of us, you could just pick based on who has the hottest baristas.
That’s right. Thanks to a survey of coffee drinkers, we know that 20 percent of people pick which coffee shop to go to based on which baristas are smoking hot. That’s one in five people who are hoping to get a number on their cup instead of just a sadly misspelled version of their name. When you add in the fact that 58 percent of people go to coffee shops for people-watching, you realize that we’re actually making all of our decisions based on where we can be the most judgmental. We’re all monsters.
Guys, I have a news flash for you. Sure, it’s great when your barista is hotter than your venti skinny no-foam latte, but at the end of the day, he probably can’t even afford to buy you one on his salary. While people-watching is fun, just go to the coffee shop closest to your nearest medical research center, because trust me, getting a hot doctor is better than a barista any day..
[via Food and Wine]
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