The Dark Roast is a collection of true and informative anecdotes about the coffee world we all love. As a barista of 13 years, having worked in a handful of shops and drank espresso in hundreds of shops, I have made it my mission to bring the culture and finer elements of coffee drinking to the world. The Dark Roast makes for interesting reading and can be used to know the ins and outs of real coffeeshops throughout the U.S. If you are an attentive barista or simply an appreciative or curious coffee drinker then The Dark Roast can give you many insights to properly extracted espresso and humurous everday stories seen in coffee houses. Examples from The Dark Roast include The Customers Ten Expectations, The Baristas Ten Commandments, The Do's and Dont's in Coffeeshops as well as stories titled Crappuccino, Starbucks or Bust, The Great Espresso and Chocolate Eclair Quest, Special Orders don't Upset Us and many more.