Been to Starbucks lately? Of course you have. Have you noticed that you need to learn a new language just to order a cup of coffee? They actually publish a guidebook for those of us who aren’t native speakers. Here are some of the more colorful combinations you can put together.
- Triple venti skinny upside-down caramel macchiato (3 shots of espresso put in first instead of last in a large cup with nonfat milk, caramel sauce and vanilla syrup)
- Grande skim triple shot hazelnut latte, no whip (3 shots of espresso in a medium-sized cup with skim milk, hazelnut syrup and no whip cream)
- Half-Caf, Double Tall, Non-Fat, No Foam Latte (1 shot regular espresso and 1 shot decaffenated expresso in a small cup full to the top with steamed nonfat milk)
- Grande, quad, ristretto, nonfat dry cappuccino with legs (4 shots of espresso to go using only the sweetest part of the coffee in a medium-sized cup with more foamed nonfat milk than liquid milk)
- Doppio venti light ice unleaded Frappuccino con panna (2 shots of decaffeinated espresso on ice with whipped cream and only a little ice in a large cup)
Funnier than us trying to use this language is the look on the faces of the baristas when you actually get one of these out. Ten to one they won’t have the foggiest idea what you are talking about.