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The "Hipster Barista" meme guy - turns out he works at Octane! ha
#3881 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 7:36am Tuesday, November 08th, 2011
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Last Friday, Eater National posted about a barista meme that gained some traction around the internet. It was soon uncovered that the photo was of local barista Dustin Mattson. Shortly after being alerted to the meme by a local blogger, Mattson, who works at Octane Coffee, tweeted: "yeah it's real representative of what I do to feed my family."
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Eater Atlanta got in touch with Mattson to find out what it feels like to have your face plastered all over the internet making fun of what you do for living. He said:
I do find it discouraging and disappointing that there was so much exposure brought to an attempt at making a joke of a culinary industry and the professional barista. To me, it's very telling on how we laud farm-to-table food, craft beer, cocktail mixology, but it's ok to have no respect for the specialty coffee world and the people who are committed to it.
On the other hand, the whole thing only makes me want to work harder at my job, make better coffee, serve my customers better, and bring more positive exposure to both the company I work for, the barista profession, and specialty coffee as a whole. If anyone were to see my and my coworkers' work in the café, they'd see that it doesn't quite match up to most of the jokes made against the "Hipster Barista".
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Maybe we'll see him when we do our sprint planning, haaaahah
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#4502 by JohnJift (0.1578) posted on 1:10pm Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Just finding this now... his response is effectively confirming the meme. Crazy...
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#4516 by briantech (1.0000) posted on 5:56am Friday, April 28th, 2017
Yeah thats hilarious
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#4525 by JohnJift (0.1578) posted on 10:30am Saturday, May 06th, 2017
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Doooope :D It's always interesting to see how "living memes" deal with the publicity. Like for example I just saw a vid of Rick Astley put on his coat when a fan threw it on stage at a show -- he has totally embraced it.
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