Thursday, February 19, 2009

Don't buy me coffee

Random #10 - My drink of the day (at coffee houses and/or at home/work) changes on a daily basis.

I love, love, love coffee shops.  I've spent many hours in all different types, worked at one, and would like to start my own one day.  When I worked at Starbucks, we had a ridiculous amount of regulars (which is how I got my current job, actually) whose drinks we had memorized and which we could typically have ready for them by the time they made it to the register.  Once you got it down, it all worked like clock work. 

However, I'm not one of those people with a typical drink.  Every time I go in a coffee shop I have to deliberate what I'm in the mood for that day.  Jamie doesn't understand that when I say I want some coffee, I don't actually mean just coffee.  I want a coffee drink.  And it is never the standard drink that they have on the board.  It is almost always customized (for instance, I never want the amount of syrup that they typically put in a drink).  Even my size of drink changes depending on what I am ordering (and how much sleep I got the night before).  Here's a list of some of the drink combos that I love, in no particular order (standard Starbucks recipes in parentheses; the last two are ones I make at home) - 

- Grande London Fog (Earl Grey tea, nonfat steamed milk, 3 pumps vanilla syrup) w/ half the vanilla
- Tall Vanilla Latte (1 shot espresso, nonfat steamed milk, 3 pumps vanilla syrup) w/ half the vanilla and occasionally a double (two shots of espresso)
- Tall Pumpkin Spice Latte (1 shot espresso, nonfat steamed milk, 3 pumps pumpkin spice) w/ 1 1/2 pumps and occasionally a double, no whip 
- Venti tea (2 tea bags and hot water, steep for 5 minutes) w/ 1 teabag refresh and 1 awake, 2 packets of honey
- Iced Grande Americano (2 shots espresso, water, over ice) w/ 1 oz. soy milk, occasionally a triple, and occasionally with 1 pump of vanilla
- Tall White Chocolate Mocha (1 shot espresso, nonfat steamed milk, 3 pumps white chocolate) w/ 1 pump white chocolate, no whip
- Grande Cappuccino (2 shots espresso, nonfat steamed milk w/ half milk, half foam) w/ 1 splenda
- Tall Chai *Note: Must be Big Train Chai Mix, so I have to buy and make my own* - 6 oz. nonfat steamed milk, 1 spoonful of mix
- Coffee (yep, just plain old coffee I make at home that I love two ways) - either plain with 1 splenda or a 1/2 a splenda with a little bit of Vanilla creamer in it

So it's probably not a good idea to ask me if you can pick me up some coffee (although I would sincerely appreciate it) because it's just going to be too much for you to remember.  Because now you can know what runs through my head when I go out for coffee and why baristas all over the world probably hate people like me (and it's mainly because I was one of them).  


marisa said...

1. i love that i know you have a blog, now
2. working at starbucks totally ruined me, too...i know exactly how i like it :)
3. miss your face!!!!