I’ve drafted this post a few times, and unfortunately it has come out as being either rude, or patronising or a bit ranty. Â This makes me pretty angry, but I don’t think it is fair to jump straight into being rude about it. Â I’d like to avoid that and simply make a polite request to baristas. Â This is not directed to any individual in particular, and I see it in every country I visit, in every barista competition I see online…
Please, please use the handles on cups. Â Please don’t hold cups any other way. Holding the cup with your fingers around the rim is not professional. Â It doesn’t help you pour latte art better, it is just a habit – it may take some breaking but it is worth the effort. Â (I think pouring while holding the handle actually helps withÂ symmetry).
I have big, fat, useless fingers and I don’t find handles a problem. Â This is not an acceptable excuse.
So please – can we work to get rid of this habit?