Will Ferrell in “Kicking and Screaming”
The friendly barista stands at the counter and asks me, “What can I get for you today?”, in a cheerful voice with a smile. I respond with a confident “I’ll have a grande latte with a shot of vanilla @ 140 degree’s…….please”
(If you have no idea how to order Starbucks, click here)
Pay some money
add a little bit of sugar
Now, I used to HATE Starbucks, until I got around corporate folks. I was the guy that would criticize people for paying $3 for a cup of joe. I didn’t see any difference in a $0.69 cup and a $3 cup, besides the extra $2. I wanted to see what all the hype was, prove myself right.
My first two experiences at Starbucks were awful!
I was right, but I was wrong… It tasted just as shitty as your typical gas station or vending machine coffee. Truth is, I didn’t have a clue what I was ordering. I was a novice. A French vanilla cappucino at a gas station is powder, sugar, and hot water. Essentially, its the instant hot chocolate mix that you snorted as a child…(or used to played tricks on your younger cousin). A Vanilla cappucino/latte at Starbucks consists of steamed milk, expresso, vanilla syrup, and foam… not to mention it’s fresh and hand prepared.
Or you can think of it as a bottle of wine, they’re not all the same. Granted nobody want to drink 10 year old coffee, but you get the point.
(You can find out what the drink is really made of here.)
Whether it’s pancakes, waffles, cereal, or coffee; Water cannot replace milk.
Now, I cannot lie. Shit’s addicting. It really does taste good. I can’t knock the fact that there is an entire chain of these stores across the world where I can get MY DRINK, anytime. Not take my chances with a random Shell or Texaco. The desserts are a bit pricey, but well beyond delicious and should only be eaten sparingly. Nice atmosphere, comfy seating, and good music playing. Starbucks does actually take part in positive things for the community. On another note, I do hate the fact that T-Mobile rapes people for internet usage.
Which leads me to say that Starbucks is the cocaine of your addictions (pricey/pure) while the others, are the crack (cheap/ shitty w/ additives). Drink a cup of Starbuck’s per day, and you’ll spend nearly $1000 a year. The other stuff, $250 a year. Some people drink it to “look cool”. A kilo-gram of coke….well you get the idea here. Starbucks is an expensive habit to have, but I appreciate it. Either I’m brainwashed, or it’s true that you really do get what you pay for.
Step one: Realize you have an addiction