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Apr 21, 2007 10:33 PM

Starbucks anyone???

I was wondering if there are any other Starbuck feens out there and how they take their drink at Starbucks...
-I order a Grande or Venti Iced Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte or the seasonal favorite Pumkin, Made with non-fat milk and three splenda

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  1. Small dark roast drip, please. Granted, that's what I say everyhwere I get coffee.

    1. Ugh..CharBuck$$$..they must have crack in their beans becoz i've ordered a Grande Non-fat Capp w' 1 pump sugar-free hazelneut every day for the last 92 days in a row!
      That's a plane tticket to somewhere...

      1. I typically only do Starbucks when in airports, but for me it is always a Tall Non-Fat Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte w/a half packet of Equal and a dash of Cinnamon.

        1. From the tone and construction of the OP, I smell a "Buzz Agent" (someone being paid to promote a product on bulletin boards, forums and blogs).

          But I'll bite regardless. I only do SBUX when there are no other options, like in airports or convention centers. And then it's usually their varietal, if it's been brewed in the past half hour, or the small capp (8oz) which is not on the menu. And I do ask that they steam the milk specific for my drink instead of using the old scalded junk in the big pitchers. Because sometimes they say yes. And occasionally I meet a barista who actually appreciates that order.

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          1. re: Panini Guy

            I agree with you Panini Guy, there seem to be a lot of "buzz agents" around the boards. See every thread about "Best Burger at a Sit Down Chain" and "Favorite Item at Trader Joe's." But, for something like a coffee order, I'll also (obviously) throw my $2 in. Inflation just kills you with the prices of coffee these days.

            1. re: Panini Guy

              How does one get a job as a "Buzz Agent"? I think I would be good at it.

              I am one of the few people left in the world who doesn't seem to have a problem with Star$. I worked for them for 5-6 years, way back before the dawn of time, when their only markets were Seattle, Portland and Chicago, and I loved the company. They treated emplyees very well, and the product was great. I know it's changed a lot since then, but from what I understand they are still a pretty good company to work for.

              I get a venti iced Americano no water on my way to work every morning. add nonfat milk and a splash of whole. YUM.

              1. re: lulubelle

                I've never understood get, what, 8 or 10 ounces of milk wtihout paying for it. I suppose the counterargument is that they're overpriced...but nothing says you have to buy from them. Seems to me that you ought to order the "non-fat venti iced latte."

                1. re: ccbweb

                  Actually I get it loaded with ice and there is probably room for maybe an ounce or two of milk. I just don't like getting it with water because if I do, by the time I get around to drinking it at work all the ice has melted and it's warm. I

                2. re: lulubelle

                  "How does one get a job as a "Buzz Agent"? I think I would be good at it." Lulubelle, here's a link for you:
                  My favorite at Starbucks? A tall decaf no-foam latte.

                3. re: Panini Guy

                  sorry no buzzagent here, I am simply a starbucks feen and would like to know how others like their cup of energy!

                4. Large coffee. And someone generally says "a Venti" or a "Grande." And I merely repeat "a large coffee." "The largest one you have." I know that I may sound obnoxious but I will not be forced to speak "Starbuckian." I just want a cup of coffee damnit. :)

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                    1. re: kindofabigdeal

                      Well it is a coffee place...besides all the names are really silly, not to mention inaccurate.

                      1. re: hazelnutty

                        i didn't mean don't get coffee, i meant not there, or just order right, especially when it causes confusion. The workers have to call the drinks with the appropriate names and it doesn't require much on your part to just say "venti."

                        1. re: kindofabigdeal

                          well I suppose for the workers' sake, it is more practical to order correctly...still though the names are silly and it's coffee, the cheapest commodity and yet it is priced like wine or something. It doesn't matter I only patronize it at certain times and at a certain location. It really doesn't matter to me. By the way venti means twenty--twenty what: ounces??

                          1. re: hazelnutty

                            yes venti means twenty ounces, except the iced, which is 24... I'm not defending that one, that is wierd.

                            1. re: kindofabigdeal

                              Isn't that a lot of coffee? I don't know-two to three sips is all I need or can handle...What kind of bladders do you people have or hearts for that matter? I suppose the body adjusts.

                              1. re: hazelnutty

                                oh, it's definitely a lot of coffee, but everyone offers a 20 oz. these days it seems.

                                1. re: kindofabigdeal

                                  Yeah that's true. If I order coffee at most places it comes in a giant cup or in a giant french press...I'm more of a tea drinker.

                          2. re: kindofabigdeal

                            Well i guess I touched a nerve, but I'm pretty sure everyone knows what large means. You could pull a first grader off the playground show him a "tall" cup and "grande" cup and a "venti" cup and i bet he/she could readily identify the large cup. When I order a large it shouldn't grind production to a halt. Any by the way it generally doesn't.

                            1. re: mattesq

                              I think that the Starbucks "language" is part of the appeal to many customers. Ordering a large espresso with steamed milk does not roll off the tongue quite as much as venti caffe latte. It is all part of the experience. Unfortunately, not playing along only makes things more difficult for the line worker and your fellow customers. At least at Peets here in NorCal, they use real sizes and names.

                              1. re: Sacto_Damkier

                                Apart from the size names (Tall, Venti, etc) what is not real about "caffe latte?"

                                1. re: ccbweb

                                  You win the prize, I am wrong about the drink names.