Good coffee, good job, wish they paid more
Blue Bottle has some of the best coffee around. Getting 14/hr + tips living in Manhattan is not enough to pay rent most months. It keeps you in a cycle of having to work really long hours hoping that your tips can advance you in some way, but that isn't always the case.
ProsFree coffee, tips good some weeks, nice coworkers
Constips not good some weeks, making so many drinks for such a long line can get really crazy sometimes