Ever heard a woman say she has a thing for a guy in uniform? I’ve got a similar thing, except it’s for baristas. It’s an inexplicable attraction to someone who makes coffee for a living. I think this attraction exists because of a few different reasons:
- I don’t know how to make a latte, therefore watching a barista fly through my order in a cloud of hissing, bubbling, beeping machines is like watching a samurai at work.
- I live near a large college campus in a part of the country where coffee culture is huge, so working at a coffee stand instantly makes you seem hip
- Many people appear to look smarter with glasses on. I feel the same way about baristas: because they know how to prepare beans in a cup I instantly assume they have a degree in quantum physics.
- Coffee is my crack habit and my local barista delivers the crack.
Obviously my reasons for finding baristas to be so alluring are completely unfounded, but nevertheless, this attraction persists. I think everyone has a type they are attracted to; whether it’s men in uniform, firemen, lawyers, geeks, or particle physicists (lab coats are hot).