Is the Coffee Challenge Unethical?
So this week my newsletter was about coffee. Specifically, it was about Noah Kagan‘s Coffee Challenge. In short, you are supposed to go into a coffee shop, order a fancy coffee, then ask the barista for a 10% discount. I go into the reasons for this in the newsletter.
I got a couple of interesting reactions to the newsletter, which I will quote in next week’s edition, with permission. But I want to extract one statement:
I actually think its not fair to the barrista – why have to make her or him have to confront a customer?
I asked one friend who actually worked as a barista at Starbucks, and she didn’t seem to think it was an issue. But I’d love to know what you think.