Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

english lesson how to correct barista

What should you do when the barista at Starbucks or another coffee shop gets your order wrong?

Today find out how to correct them and fix the problem in English without ruining the person’s day.

Do you spend a lot of time at Starbucks?

Lindsay is a Starbucks bum. She goes every day to the Starbucks down by her house.

Sometimes when you go a cafe the server gets the order wrong.

How do you fix the problem and get the correct drink without making the server feel bad or ruin their day?


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Phrases to correct the server in English:

  • “Actually I asked for hazelnut.”
  • “Excuse me I think my order got confused.”
  • “Ya know what, I think there was a mistake.”
  • “Sorry I think I got the wrong order.”


What other phrases do you know when it comes to fixing your order at a cafe?

Please share them in the comments below.

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