“I'll see you at the latte art throwdown.”
This is a thing that people go to and enjoy.
“How is the espresso pulling today?”
What a fickle beast an espresso machine is! So complicated, temperamental, and moody. Did it eat a nice breakfast? Get a decent night's sleep? All important factors to ask your barista about.
“Do you have anything other than drip coffee?”
If this is a question you have to ask, the answer is obviously no. Chill out and live a day like the plebes with a regular coffee that didn't take three minutes of slow, circular hand-pouring to make.
“Yeah, this coffee is really good...”
When it's definitely not. This might be the most likely thing you'll hear from a coffee snob outside of his native habitat. Even the worst snobs know when to take a sip, smile, and not take another sip.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's National Food and Drink team. He's said 10 of these things before and sincerely apologizes. Follow him to not really understanding why everyone loves this Tim Wendelboe guy so much at @Dannosphere.