Ugh. A website that was popular maybe like, 5 years ago, when Michael Cera was popular, you know, like 5 years ago, lampoons the kind of coffee snobs that think bat guano processing makes for specialty. Just listen to their discussion of Costa Rican vs. Ecuadorian coffees. Don’t you know which region, farm, elevation, and process those coffees came from? HAVE YOU ACTUALLY BEEN TO ORIGIN? Name us a farmer, dammit, or at least a freakin’ finca. And EVERYONE knows how delightful an iced Chemex can be. What kind of snobs are you? Espresso over ice? Are you kidding?
But in all seriousness, this skit feels like it got cut from the “Portlandia” pilot, by a writing / acting / directing team destined for Tumblr hell. Fred Armisen would’ve made a much more convincing mid-2000s era clove-puffing “aren’t I just like Aubrey Plaza?” art school dropout trust fund etc etc etc never had a bad thing happen in my entire life except for that time my boyfriend on tour didn’t call me for a week slept through my brunch shift tedious barista archetype.
HATED IT. But in all fairness, the Tumblr bumblers who wrote this thing probably had very similar experiences at an erstwhile “nice” cafe. Not to name names, but so have we. OshGosh B’gosh overalls? Are you kidding me? You’re a grown woman.