“…baristas must neither critique nor educate customers, unless prompted. (“If they haven’t asked a question,” Hoffmann tells them, “they haven’t opted into the lecture.”) Their job is not to give people their ultimate coffee experience but rather to give them only what they need right now – typically a cup of hot coffee with or without milk.”—Square Miles’ James Hoffmann about baristas.
“People say you had to be in Paris in the ’20s or New York in the ’80s. The sad truth of our contemporary moment seems to be only that you no longer need to be anywhere in particular anymore.”—This quote of this article is more than true about the development, the ‘hipsterization’, of the cities. Although I am torn between criticizing it and driving it forward with my own lifestyle. I like Williamsburg, I like St. Pauli, I like SoHo (London), I like Kreuzberg. But I also like the traditional pieces of them.