Friday, October 5, 2007

i need starbucks 101

Today I was in Starbucks getting myself a mint tea and heard yet another order I could not decipher.

Iced quad non-fat venti caramel macchiato with whip

I have no idea what that is. I might know if the word 'quad' wasn't stuck in there. The quad is throwing me off.

I think I could entertain myself for several hours just by listening to the things people order. I have no idea how people come up with the drink orders they come up with. I wonder if the baristas have a contest to see who got the craziest request of the day.

Another one of my favs:

109 degree non-fat, no foam venti latte

109 degrees??? Really?

I could be a barista for precisely one customer and then I would get fed up.



RainyBow note: I have a friend who insists on ordering like a normal person every time she goes to Starbucks. So she'll walk in an ask for a medium-sized dark coffee. It's amusing to note that the baristas are not thrown off by a request like the one you posted above, but they are perplexed when they get her order.


Complaint Department Manager said...

The quad is the number of shots of esspresso, typically.

complain away said...

Huh. Good to know. I'm not a coffee drinker so these things are foreign to me. Who needs 4 shots of espresso anyway?

Doc said...

I do if I'm tired enough. I hate coffee, so it's dr pepper and mountain dew for me.