Welcome to the special feature, Your Barista Today Is: an entertaining AND educational feature designed to bring you information you can use and enjoyment that you need during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. With everything turned on its head, why not work and play at the same time? Your barista today is a 300 year old witch and for your drink today we recommend: don’t burn the witch—the theme for this week’s menu.
If you’ve spent any time in the American education system, you’ve probably had to read The Crucible, in which alleged witches are condemned to be hanged. This was sadly not an uncommon response to allegations of witchcraft, with other punishments and “tests” including burning at the stake and “trial by water” aka drowning (apparently if the supposed witch sank she was innocent but if she floated she was a witch; either way, she died).
If you’re ready to dive into the dark yet fascinating world of witches and what happens to them, may I suggest the following menu:
|Recommended reading:||The Crucible by Arthur Miller|
|Recommended viewing:||Always a Witch|
|Meal suggestion:||Vegetable burger|
|Drink suggestion:||Herbal tea|