I have regularly struggled with coffee at Starbucks. Going into Tims and asking for a decaf double double is pretty darn simple and tasty. But! There is not one Tim Hortons in my hood (there were four within walking distance of my house on the east coast) and there are two Starbucks near me. It was time for a change and there was one person who knows all about the coffee culture there: Michelle.
First? Ordering! I get tongue tied right away, as you will be able to tell from this video. Even with Michelle coaching me, I can not remember what I ordered, what I am drinking. But here is the breakdown: size, special request, type of coffee and additional info like a shot of flavouring.
In the video Michelle also shares a great tip for getting exactly what you want at Starbucks every time without having to remember your order. Sweet!
She also insisted I get myself a Starbucks Card, if just to get free coffee on my birthday. So I picked one up and then went online to register it. But I couldn’t! I had to go into a Starbucks first, put money on the card and then go home and get online to register it. This got me on their mailing list and ensures I get that free birthday treat.
It seems that I could have put this coffee frappuccino with a shot of hazelnut on the new card I put $20 on, but I didn’t think to do it at the time. Yes, I am easily confused!
I am hoping that from now on, it is smoother sailing. I like to take myself out for a coffee once a week to write in my journal and read if I feel like it. Sometimes about dumplings, sometimes about Steve Martin. Totally enjoying his autobiography about being a standup comedian.
So what do you think? Do you get tongue-tied when you go to order coffee? Is having a Starbucks card worth it? I would love to hear your opinion! Thrilled that the hard part is done. Give me my points and frappes!