With regard to the basic and omnipresent circuits, Starbucks is as fundamental and ubiquitous as it has been ̵
1; and yet its rules and rituals are still able to confuse even the most experienced coffee drinkers.
Before losing Lifehacker to pay me for twinkling, I worked as a Starbucks bartender for a little more than a year, waking up at 2:45 am to get to the store by 4 am for opening. In this brief, dreadfully absent-minded time, it became clear that most people could learn a little more about doses and not order in Starbucks. Here is my guide to you.
Order ahead using the Starbucks mobile app
Simple and simple: If you do not want the barista to sue you or your order, use the Starbucks app so you never get a chance, Some tips if you do it the following way :
Just order via the app if you regularly visit Starbucks
This is because the app only allows you to pay through your rewards program, which requires you to load the application with a gift card or money from your credit card map. So, if you plan to go only once, you'll probably have a few dollars on the map that you will never use again. But if you are a permanent customer, it is probably worth it.
Before you send it, check the details of your order
Few things are more annoying to the barista than drinking just as ordered, then you have to throw it out and process it because the customer order error.
Many drinks such as ice tea are sweetened unless otherwise indicated
If you do not want your icy tea to be sweetened, touch "flavors", then press the minus button until it says "no liquid sugar from sugar cane. "
Your drink may not be awaiting you when regular orders are
If you do not see your drink at the transmission plane – this is Starbucks' term for what most people call a "counter" – where baristes call for orders in shop, check if there is a separate zone for the mobile order counter. Sometimes they are out of the way, so people who rush can get in and out without going through the crowd. If you do not see an area like this, you can just ask the barista where you should pick up your mobile order. This has an extra bonus to attract the attention of the barista; they will be more likely to make sure your drink is not lost or is lost.
Of course, if you prefer to simply organize yourself, that's perfectly good. But I have a few tips if you do – and some traps I want to help you avoid.
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When ordering personally
If you do not know the difference between latex and cappuccino, ask! (Cappuccino has more foam and less boiled milk than lathe if you wanted to ask.) If you never had one of the winter seasonal beverages, like the chestnut larta, you can just ask the barista to describe it. No one expects customers to understand everything and it's easier to solve the problems before ordering than having a drink in your hand.
Be aware of how much espresso and sweetener are added. default for each size
Starbucks does everything according to the standard recipe, and the amount of each ingredient varies depending on the size you order. Here's a quick review:
- Brief: One shot of espresso; two syrup pumps . (This is a size of 8 ounces, which you can order only for hot drinks although it is not usually advertised very well.)
- Tall: One shot of espresso; three syrup pumps .
- Grande: Two shots of espresso; four syrup pumps .
- Venti (hot): Two shots of espresso; five syrup pumps . (Note that the amount of espresso is the same as a grand.) If you want more espresso in your hot latte, maybe stick to a grand and just ask for an extra shot, you will have less milk, sugar and calories – and it will probably cost a little less.)
- Venti (icy): Three shots of espresso; six syrup pumps . (The frozen beverage of the venti is slightly larger than a hot valve – I do not know why – hence the extra pump and the espresso shot.)
- Trent: Seven pumps from syrup . (Starbucks does not serve espresso drinks in this size.)
There is one big exception (I can think of) above: Americanos receive an extra shot of espresso.
Feel free to personalize your order
Being careful about low-paying employees is a very good thing, but Starbucks's waitress expects – and are trained – to personalize almost anything for a drink. You should not feel bad about making a tweak (or two or three) drinking if you do not like the standard recipe.
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If you ordered ice coffee last time, but you thought it was too sweet, ask for fewer syrup pumps – or nothing. Or maybe you want another type of syrup at all. Ice coffees usually come with a simple flavorless syrup, but you can replace it for vanilla or caramel or whatever you want. These types of customizations are completely fulfilled and you do not have to feel that you feel painful if you ask them about them. Well, you are pain, but no more than almost all around you, so the order is far away.
This does not apply to people who order such things as "Frappuccino caramel, but with extra caramel rain on the inner walls of the glass instead of the top of whipped cream," which is very real, annoying thing that people do more than they should. If you can
As a general rule, the first thing you need to tell your treasurer is the size of your drink and whether you want it to be hot or cold. If your treasurer writes details of the order in your glass, they can not write anything until they hold the right cup for your order. So, if you say "Vanilla Late with six pumps. Grande. Oh, and Ice, "may ask you to repeat your order because only at the end of your order you knew what a cup to take. Instead, say, "Iced grande six pump bathtubs."
Not cute with names
Do not tell them your name is "Trump 2020" or "America" or "Finger". (Unless this is your name – in this case, good luck for you.) This is humiliating enough for the barista to pretend she is cheerful when she drinks a drink after six in the morning; It's like kicking in the face if you have to smear with a smile and say, "I have ventilated coffee with skimmed milk for … Tinkerbell "
Do not order from a secret menu
Secrets menus are generally not real. These are sophisticated orders that customers have devised and which usually require a lot of work from store employees. It's good if you want to order an inventive drink you've seen online, just be sure you know exactly how it's made – and you're willing to pay for all these extra ingredients. Do not go to the Starbucks bartender and ask them to make you Butterbeer in the middle of the peak hour and then abstain from the price once they have all included. They will hate you.
In Starbucks, "skinny" means a very specific thing: fat-free milk, sugar-free syrups and no cream. You can say that you want a "thin vanilla latte" or "skinny mocha," but if you say you want a "skinny latte," your barista will have to explain that Starbucks does not offer sugar-free syrup of pumpkin spices. Instead, you would order "skimmed leeks with pumpkin spices without whipped cream".
Do not say, "Is this mine?"
The man who made your drink is not the man who took your order. If you say, "Is this my drink?" Barista will not know . See the goddamn cup! Your order – and probably your name – is written on it! So he made the barista!
Do not think
Give the barist some space. Unless you are actively trying to attract the attention of the barista because they have messed up something or lost your order, return to a convenient distance. Not only do you make the barista uncomfortable by watching every movement, but you can also block other customers from taking their drinks.
Do not try or start a conversation about how the names of Starbucks are blurred
You are the millionaire who is attacking today with such jokes and it's not funny. It was never funny.