Secret Starbucks Hacks

starbucks-logo-transEveryone wants to get the most bang for their buck, especially when it comes to their coffee order. So here are a few quick tips for when you go to order your quad venti extra hot no foam with whip caramel macchiato, or just your favorite frappuccino.

When making blended drinks, baristas often make slightly more than needed for the size ordered. So, whenever you order a frappuccino, be sure to ask for it in a cup the next size up, ensuring you get every drop. For instance: “Can I have a grande java chip frappuccino in a venti cup?”

Next, ordering any complicated drink can be a hassle, customers want to be sure all their details are met. Here is an ordering outline to make it easier on both you and your barista so you don’t have to repeat yourself, and they can make your drink just the way you like it! When ordering, state the drink’s size first and then whether it is hot or iced. Next tell them what kind of milk you would like, (this step is only needed if you are straying from the normal recipe, ex. Coconut milk, soy, nonfat). Next state what the drink will be, (ex. Mocha, americano, latte).

Finally, add the details like how many pumps of syrup, how many shots, with or without whip, (this is all if you are straying from the original recipe). Here is an example: Venti, iced, nonfat, white chocolate mocha, 3 pumps white mocha, 2 pumps vanilla, 4 shots, no whip, with caramel drizzle. For the less specific customers: Grande, hot, latte, extra foam. 

In the end, if you’re not sure how exactly to order your drink, don’t worry! Your baristas most likely know what you are getting and will not be frustrated if you say “large” instead of “venti”. Just remember to be patient; baristas are only human and will be happy to fix your drink if it doesn’t taste quite right.

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