starbucks employee making drink with caption 'when it's peak and every single car in line wants a caramel ribbon crunch'

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‘I’m so glad my Starbucks workers don’t complain like this’: Worker roasts customers who order Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccinos during ‘peak,’ sparking debate

'These are fun to make if there’s only one person.'

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 15, 2022

If you order an elaborate Starbucks Frappuccino, be aware you may be causing a nightmare for the barista behind the counter.

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Starbucks TikToker @kohakunushis_version highlighted this issue with a viral TikTok captioned, “when it’s peak and every single car in line wants a caramel ribbon crunch.” The video shows a barista making the drink while their co-worker laughs in the background, accompanied by a soundtrack with the lyrics, “sometimes I wake up and wanna kill myself.”

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The Caramel Ribbon Crunch is one of the more complicated drinks on the Starbucks menu, involving layers of coffee, ice, milk, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and toppings. So if a whole bunch of customers order them in quick succession, it’s easy to see why baristas would be annoyed. There’s a lot of pressure to keep that queue moving.

@kohakunushis_version ft. my very enthusiastic coworker 😭😭 dw shes just laughing through the pain #fyp #starbucks #starbucksbarista #barista #baristalife #tobeapartner ♬ Follow if you play 2k – jayrtrollsyt

This TikTok had commenters divided, with some accusing Starbucks workers of complaining too much while others expressed sympathy.

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“I’m so glad my Starbucks workers don’t Complain like this,” wrote one commenter, while another pointed out, “y’all blame them for complaining but also Starbucks is a multibillion $ company. they can afford to make it easier for EVERYONE.”

Meanwhile, another person added, “these are fun to make if there’s only one person but once there’s a line it’s not a game.” If you’re wondering why this specific drink deserved this call-out, other Starbucks baristas have filmed the whole process behind making one. It’s a lot!

@hannah.suniga one more for tonight 🤪. one of my fav drinks to make! #starbucksdrinks #barista #starbucks ♬ I know you want me – PITBULL
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So yes, while some people are annoyed by Starbucks workers complaining about a pretty basic part of their job, you can see where @kohakunushis_version is coming from.

The Daily Dot has reached out to @kohakunushis_version via TikTok comment.

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*First Published: Aug 15, 2022, 9:15 am CDT