Baristas applaud Perth woman’s unique way of ordering coffee

Who needs a conversation when you can order your coffee by card?
Who needs a conversation when you can order your coffee by card?

HOW many words does your coffee order usually have? There’s a saying that if it contains more than four words than you are “part of the problem”.

One Perth woman has made her wordy coffee order a little easier to deal with.

“Helen” carries a card with all the details of her order printed out and simply hands it to her barista.

Pic: Facebook/Perth aesthetics

A picture of the card was posted on the Perth aesthetics Facebook page.

Helen’s order of a cup of hot skinny cappuccino with no chocolate, a shot of coffee, three-quarters-of-a-cup of hot water was dubbed the “Helencino” and had people talking.

Most people thought the coffee order card was a great idea.

“This could be one of those things that seems like sheer w**kery, but is actually a great idea. If Helen hands you this card when you go to take her order, you don’t have to speak to Helen. I can’t see that being a bad thing” one woman wrote.

“The best kind of picky is picky with instructions they prepared earlier,” another woman quipped.

A barista added that Helen actually makes her job easier.

“I get this woman all the time! I actually really like her. If more people with picky orders were like Helen, my job would be waaaay easier,” she wrote.

Others criticised Helen, not for her method of ordering, but for her unconventional cappuccino.

“Not mad at the format that this person has used to order, I’m more perplexed about WHO HAS THAT MUCH WATER IN A CAPPUCCINO???? 3/4 water!??? So this will just be watery coffee with 1/4 foam on top? I’m shocked that this is a real thing. Someone, please explain why someone would do this?” another woman wrote.

Helen’s strange coffee choice remains in the minority in WA though with the most popular order remaining the flat white (37 per cent), according to the 2018 Square Australian Coffee Report.

However, there are only two other places in Australia where the coffee is more expensive than in WA.

In WA, the average flat white costs $4.39, at $5.23 the Northern Territory cuppa is the most expensive, NSW has the cheapest brew at $3.91.