Starbucks! what's your drink?

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    Nov 11, 2007 3:08 PM GMT
    So tell us your drink!

    My (as of late) usual drink is this:

    an iced solo grande 4 splenda w/cream iced coffee

    but if i want something hot then:

    a triple grande 3 pump sugar-free vanilla nonfat 1 splenda 155 degree cappuccino

    Lol
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    Nov 11, 2007 5:00 PM GMT
    Milk, partly skimmed (1%). Chilled, shaken and straight up. If I'm feeling especially bad-ass then I'll go for the "homo" (3.25%).

    Café au lait. Steaming, frothy, and served in a bowl with a bit of (self-sprinkled) demerara sugar on top.

    Right now, though, I could seriously kill for a shot of Novocaine – bloody demerara.
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    Nov 11, 2007 5:07 PM GMT
    Uh, Sumatran blend strait black, no sugar, no cream?

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    Nov 11, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    Grande triple non-fat latte, but I can't have dairy on my current eating plan so,

    Grande leaded coffee of the day with a double shot of sugar free vanilla syrup
  • Timbales

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    Nov 11, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    I like a grande non-fat cafe mocha.
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:20 PM GMT
    Mocha frap with a shot of hazlenut!! Yummy!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:26 PM GMT
    grande steamed milk with a shot of hazelnut (or almond) flavored syrup. Yummy and no caffiene!
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:41 PM GMT
    grande non-fat triple sugar free gingerbread latte (for this week).

    It's always nice when the seasonal drinks are sugar-free!
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:44 PM GMT
    oh oh, and if i want to make something at home, I would make a doppio. BUT! My damned espresso machine is getting serviced right now...
  • Timbales

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    Nov 11, 2007 7:12 PM GMT
    what's a doppio?
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    Venti bold, no room, 1 raw sugar, tons of half & half; followed by a refill of same.

    The .50 refill on brewed coffee at Starbucks is the best kept secret around; helps justify the $2 initial investment.

    Lots of folks love to bash Starbucks as the huge corporate coffee machine, but they really take care of their employees. Not so sure your local Joe shop is providing benefits to their hourly workers.

    Kudos to Starbucks! (and no I don't work for them)
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:30 PM GMT
    Not a fan of Starbucks...
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:30 PM GMT
    it's just a straight up double shot of espresso. I just got really cute (gay) cups, and my boiler broke on my machine...
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:32 PM GMT
    Whatever the biggest cup size of the bold Starbucks is!! Just a splash of half and half and baby I'm ready for anything. Got a PR on a half marathon the first time I had that wonderful stuff!icon_idea.gif
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:32 PM GMT
    Small coffee. I refuse to say "tall." It's not that tall, when you really think about it.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 11, 2007 7:37 PM GMT
    I always like that no matter how I order it, they always repeat it back to me differently.

    "I'll take a grande non-fat cafe mocha, no whip"

    "Right, that's a non-fat grande no whip cafe mocha."

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    Nov 11, 2007 7:43 PM GMT
    Venti black coffee, every morning.
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:44 PM GMT
    And if you've ever put a Decaf Soy Latte to your lips, you've probably had a man there too! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:46 PM GMT
    LOL @ Timberoo

    i am a supervisor at Starbucks we have to repeat the drink back in a specific order although some barista's seem to never get it right.

    yours would be a grande nonfat no whip mocha.
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    Nov 11, 2007 7:53 PM GMT
    Our gay Starbucks is my office; I'm there now.

    I can't stand the brewed coffee here -- or the repulsive frappuccinos that taste like cake blended in a glass. Most of their pastries suck too.

    I always get a triple espresso macchiato (or tea). The espresso is over-roasted, but a lot better than the brewed coffee.

    But I agree with MSM. Although SB, deservingly in some ways, gets bashed for its corporate style, they do comparatively treat their employees well, so they attract a higher caliber. Two of the barristas here are PhD candidates. Another is a former news producer with CNN on the west coast. Two others got generous maternity leaves earlier this year and came back. They are all intelligent, patient and funny.
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    Nov 11, 2007 8:18 PM GMT
    Ohhhh... now I get it... this is for the Starbucks folk. Forget about my earlier post then – I don't think they even do café au lait.
    I only get my coffee at local independent cafés or smaller regional chains.

    I agree with OW on each and every point but I wouldn't know about the employees seeing as I've only ever been twice (the city only has 2 or 3 SBs and the next will open soon around the corner from my place). I just can't bring myself to say "grandé" or endure staff that correct customers' orders to their faces and in front of others – its f*cken rude.

    /edit: The latest SB (in my 'hood) will be the fourth in the city; I forgot that there's a "gay Starbucks" here too. Maybe, I think.
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    Nov 11, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    I have nothing morally against Starbucks like some do, but I just don't think the coffee at Starbucks is that good. Perhaps I'm just spoiled, living reasonably close to Seattle, but Boise coffee shops have a strong tradition of high quality, locally roasted beans and significant amounts of choice. Starbucks just doesn't give me the range of choices I would like in flavors or drinks.

    I enjoy a good double shot of espresso. I'm also fond of skinny Kahlua and coconut mochas with a double shot of espresso.

    I'm mostly a fan of mochas in general, and I like to experiment a lot with flavor combinations. That's a big part, as I mentioned, of why I don't care for Starbucks; experimentation is not really an option.
  • iHavok

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    Nov 11, 2007 8:24 PM GMT
    i drink the tazo.

    and from what i've heard, i'd kill for their insurance...
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    Nov 11, 2007 8:29 PM GMT
    The only time I have coffee at Starbucks is when I'm driving on the Interstates, and their brewed coffee is certainly better than what is available at gas stations. However, I've read many times that Starbucks buys cheaper, lower quality beans and over-roasts them to cover up the lower quality.
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    Nov 11, 2007 8:32 PM GMT
    "just can't bring myself to say grandé"

    Hahahahha...Reminds me of going into a McDonald's and not being able to say "McWhaler" or whatthefuckever. I would love to meet the people who dream up these horrible names.