Comedy sketch group Nacho Punch has produced a video poking fun at “Hipsters” and their stereotypical complicated coffee order. It’s definitely hilarious, and it isn’t far from the truth of what people outside of the coffee world think about coffee house patrons. Everyone that knows me have similar things to say about my “frou frou” coffee drinking habits but with me and many others the stereotypical is far from being true.
My love for coffee isn’t based on the milk based espresso drinks but actual “black” single-origin coffees. I enjoy the unique tastes that the different coffee regions and farms produce. It’s not snobbery but discovery that best describes my coffee habits. And yes I would buy a coffee if I thought it would help people less fortunate than me, and that’s exactly what I hope happens with each cup I buy. I believe that by drinking coffee that come from micro-lots and small farms I do help the farmers and communities that are supported by them. It doesn’t have to be a particular brand that will supply water for each pound but each farm we support that helps.
There is absolutely have no problem with the cartoons and videos that poke fun at the coffee world. I laugh just as much as everyone else does at them because I worked at Starbucks for a short time and have seen my fair share of over the top requests. I just hope that people realize that there are a lot of us “hipsters” or “snobs” who are really just people who have passion for what we love and the people that produce it.