Ok, I feel like an idiot for asking this, but I need some help. I'm just new to the Starbucks thing (my friend introduced me to my new favourite drink), but I'm not sure how to order. Every time I've ordered my drink in Toronto, there has never been any confusion as to what I've wanted, and I've received my order without any problems. But, since I've been in Edmonton, over half of my orders have been wrong. Am I not ordering correctly? Should I be more specific?
Here's what I normally say in Toronto:
May I please have a grande soy vanilla creme, no whip, 5 pumps of vanilla.
(Basically, it's just warmed soy milk (no coffee) with vanilla flavouring, no whipped cream, and extra vanilla.)
Sometimes I get served vanilla flavoured coffe here, sometimes my order has whipped cream on it and other times I don't even know what I get. How should I be ordering? What exactly should I say to eliminate confusion when at Starbucks? Your help is appreciated.
For what it's worth I think your ordering is fine. You seem to have had a run of bad luck as far as baristas go.
As an ex-Starbucks employee, our proper calling of that drink would be:
"a grande 5 pump vanilla soy no whip vanilla creme."
If you look at the side of your cup where all the little boxes are, the order that they appear in is the order we call it...it makes it easier to remember all the different orders!