April 3, 2009

Coffee, Anyone?

Alana & Jill both wanted to know about my Starbucks fave. I'm a creature of habit who's not very adventurous with my coffee. Particularly at Starbucks, because who wants to pay $5 for a cup of coffee you might not like? I pretty much stick with a white chocolate mocha. During the holidays, I get a little wild and order the peppermint white chocolate mocha. Every once in a while I go crazy and get a pumpkin latte. And when it's warm out, nothing hits the spot like a frozen vanilla frap.

Alana wanted to know what I order at the Starbucks drive-thru. Apparently she's forgotten that I'm a small-town girl, and such a luxury is unheard of in these parts. HOWEVER...

A couple of years ago, as we traveled through the City to a holiday gathering, a Starbucks drive-through caught my eye. I made R promise we would stop on the way home. He didn't want me to throw a fit loves me, so he assured me we would. I was giddy with anticipation from the moment we got back in the car. Neither of us could remember exactly where it was. I had my eyes peeled, but still missed it. After the u-turn and finding the not so obvious entry, we made it. I happily ordered my drink and we pulled to the cashier. And you know what I saw through the window? Bright red stickers! S.A.L.E. on the Christmas coffee! I hopped out of the car and ran inside, where I met a barista who was desperately trying to close her register and get home for the evening. She looked at me like I'd lost my mind. The explanation I offered didn't help her mood one bit.

I'm sorry. I'm from a small town and I don't get Starbucks very often.

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.

What about you...what's your favorite Starbucks drink?





10 comments:

Carrie said...

Iced Chai Tea Latte! Oh yeah.

Elizabeth said...

Grande nonfat Caramel Macchiato with light foam. It has 190 calories and it's worth every single one of them. I need one now! The closest Starbucks is 45 minutes away:(

His Girl said...

Grande soy chai... hot, blended, or iced. *sigh

Alyce said...

Hey Chic! You know I love me some Starbucks too. Bad thing about us is that you and I can't get to one on time..lol.. We need to find one that stays open late for us.

You might have heard my favorites before..not sure.. but this is how it goes.. If I am having a good day, then I order a Skinny Vanilla Latte..if I am having a crummy day..then I order a White Chocolate Mocha or a Caramel Machiatto..NOTHING skinny about the latter two.

Yolanda said...

I'm 60 miles from a Starbucks, but when I get to go...a skinny decaf Vanilla Latte, yummy! And if it's hot out, a mocha frap.

I found you from Holly at Crown Laid Down.

Blessings,
Yolanda
HIGHER GROUNDS

Kerri said...

My Starbucks order is almost always a venti vanilla nonfat extra hot latte!! I am a Starbucks addict and am starting to count all of the Starbucks I've visited in foreign countries....it's a taste of home! :)

Nice to meet you!

Lisa writes... said...

As I usually take my coffee black and strong, ordering at Starbuck's tends to confuse me...hello? small town girl here too..I usually get a Caramel Macchiato though I do love the Peppermint Mochas at the holidays!

Alana said...

Haha!! If it makes you feel any better we just got our drive thru Starbucks about a year ago. How quickly I forget.

My fave right now is a Black Tea Latte...if you love tea, you must try it!

Jillian, Inc said...

I always love reading what everyone else orders because I am not that adventurous either... I get a sugar-free hazelnut latte with soy milk. I go crazy once a year and get the eggnog latte at Christmas time.

Holly said...

It's been awhile, 'cause you know...

But when I stop by I get a vanilla latte with two shots of espresso...SO THEN I CAN SPEAK IN ALL CAPS!!