Yesterday morning, I walked down to the Market while it was still fairly early.  Of course, I dropped by the Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place, and said hello to one of my favorite partners, Chad Moore.  I saw that the store was pretty busy for about 8:30 in the morning.  As I stepped in the front entrance, I held up my phone, and just clicked.  I took this photo:

IMAG5395 Miya Catching Cups 1912 Pike Place Starbucks 08 June 2013

Took a look at what’s happening in the back of the store, at the espresso bar area.

I love it.  In the background of the photo, you see barista Maya at the espresso machine with her arms high in the air.  She is catching cups!  You have to be good at the game of catch to work at this store!  In this store, it IS part of the routine that the register barista throws the cups to the bar barista who must catch them!  I can imagine that would be a little nerve-wracking.

I previously posted this on the  Facebook page, and I saw this comment in one of the shares:  “What do you think?  How can we incorporate “cup throwing” into our BR2 training?”  I laughed out loud when I read that.

Yesterday, when I looked at my phone and realized I had caught a lovely moment of cup throwing at 1912 Pike Place Starbucks, I smiled from ear to ear!  Hope you liked this little snippet of 1912 Pike Place too.