You know that Starbucks has its own language already if you’ve been into one recently, with people ordering half-tall, extra hot, half-caf, who-knows-what, but last time I was there I found a little book they had on Starbucksese called Make It Your Drink. This is a pretty amusing little publication that starts with: “I’ll have a grande, quad, ristretto, nonfat, dry cappuccino” and then challenges you to figure out what it all means.
Fortunately, it’s mostly a glossary, so I can decode that sentence: a grande is what I’d call a “medium” size, quad is four shots of espresso, ristretto is a short pull of espresso, nonfat specifies the type of milk, dry means more foam, less milk, and a cappuccino is a drink made with espresso and foamed milk. Got it?
So a challenge for you: what’s a short, skinny, flat breve con panna with room and legs?
Oh, and a tip too: there’s a coupon in the back for a free “modifier”, so if you always get soy milk like I do, for once your soy can be free. Or a favorite syrup flavor, or … well, read the book!