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I just started working at Starbucks two weeks ago. The last few nights after I've worked, I'm woken in the night with a very deep croup-y sounding cough. Has anyone else ever reported this kind of reaction to working around coffee?
Posted at 06:21 PM | Permalink
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Its probably just the dry air in the building. Sleep with a humidifer by ur bed and it should clear up. just a new environment.
March 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
you may be allergic the the high quality coffee that Sbux uses
March 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Almost every Starbucks I've ever worked in has had extremely dry air. I've seen quite a few partners (myself included) get nosebleeds. As ChristinaB suggested, sleep with a humidifier and drink plenty of water while you are at work!
March 21, 2012 at 08:47 AM
What chemicals are used for cleaning? Have pesticides been applied recently?
To me what you describe is like what I used to get traveling in Europe where smoking was allowed in restaurants and school. My lungs had the green, and I'd have a cough at night. The body has ways of getting rid of what it doesn't like.
Or it could be a reaction to drinking a different coffee. Some blends give me sneezes and a runny nose after a few sips (not that that stops me.)
Also it's Spring time; some folks where I live are reacting to pollen.
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March 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM
LOL @ Gifty!
March 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM
@ Gifty: Or Pike Place...
Yes, I have had a cold before.
March 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I seriously hope you are kidding. Barista's cough? Seriously? Been sniffing matcha or what?
April 01, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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