Saturday, October 6, 2018

Overcoming Coffee Shop Habits & Dining Hall Ways Professional & Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining Etiquette

Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition
Harold Almon Etiquette Coach
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin

When ordering coffee in a star coffee shop or café, get a cup “for here;” a ceramic cup is usually available with a saucer, for the asking. Ok, get a mug, even a mug has much more panache than a paper fiber and the industry standard liner (low-density polyethylene plastic) glass and a sleeve, (a cup has a handle), with a lid under a roof, held near the top, or a metal container with a lid on it: an adult Sippy-cup. In a hotel shop, get French Press.

An espresso for here is to come in a ceramic demitasse cup with a demitasse saucer. To the rest of the world, this is a coffee.  Learn how to hold a demitasse cup: it is to be held by pinching the handle placed between the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The rest and finished position for the cup is atop the saucer handle to four o’clock.

Learn how to hold a coffee mug or teacup: each is to be held with the index finger though the handle. The thumb is placed above the handle, and the middle finger placed below it. All fingers are to follow the curve of the ring finger. “Handle” for a reason. Use it. The cup is to be picked up and taken to the mouth to drink from it. No blowing and no tongue.  The elbow is to remain down and in. The rest and finished position for the cup is atop the saucer handle to four o’clock. Learn how to walk and hold a saucer with a cup with one hand, with a napkin. Lift the cup using your right hand.  Pour liquid into your mouth, from your wrist.  If you get something to eat with coffee, ask for a food item "for here." You will get your item and a ceramic plate. The view you provide for someone else is worth the tax- if any. Each plate may now justify your putting a tip in that jar in clear view. For this you could carry cash. At some places, tips cannot be added to tabs. Short of using a ceramic plate, in the Continental style, food has been seen eaten from atop a bag; it serving as a plate. In the America style, food has been seen being eaten from inside a bag; it is a café habit without the same grace

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