Paid a visit to the local Starbucks this morning and was amazed at the ingenuity. They made their own signature drink served for a limited time!
Of course I found out it’s a part of a bigger campaign. Don’t be afraid to order the drink and then modify it to better fit your tastes. What is it with the baristas’ obsession with mocha and pumpkin spice?
Morning Coffee Kisses
When your morning coffee is just too damn excited to see you it has to give you a morning kiss …
Too often I’m attacked by my coffee when I’m driving. It’s that constant drip that you don’t realize is happening every time you take a sip. Eventually you notice that your pant legs are wet … if you’re lucky. Other times you don’t notice you’ve got it down your shirt until a co-worker points it out or your checking out your hair in the bathroom.
This only happens to me at Starbucks … which tells me I’m not the problem (always my first go to theory). No problems at Dunkin Donuts, Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Tim Hortons, etc…
Why does this happen? I have a theory that involves the cup design and the proper preparation of coffee.
- Poor cup design -it always leaks along the crease
- Sip hole isn’t lined up properly with set cup design
- Filled to the brim – Too much coffee! I’m all about value for money but when I’m paying for dry cleaning to combat the coffee stains on my nice clothes it defeats the purpose. Starbucks is already overpriced so why make it even more expensive?
- Lid isn’t pressed down all the way – I know the staff is busy but it’s so important the lid is secure. I’ve had it fall off when it’s been passed to me through the drive thru window. It’s popped off while picking it up. It has been only on part way and then I’m basically pouring it down my shirt. Yes I’ve learned the hard way that I need to triple check the lid security — but I shouldn’t have to do that for a $3 cup of coffee.
While I love the customer service and ambiance at Starbucks, I’m not in love with how they serve their coffee. PLEASE FIX YOUR CUPS!
1 packet Starbucks Via® Columbian Coffee
1 packet Chocolate Shakeology®
12 ounces of water
6 ice cubes
I prepped the coffee an hour before I actually made the shake. I like my shakes COLD. Boiled 12 ounces of water and added it to a mug with the Starbucks Via® Columbian Coffee packet. Stirred and put in the freezer. After the coffee cooled down I poured it into the blender with 6 ice cubes and the Chocolate Shakeology® packet and blended.
Pretty darn good! I’m a coffee addict so this was a special treat for me as I’m trying to wean myself off the caffeine.