Thursday, May 29, 2008
By George I Think I've Found It!
Image "courtesy" of Starbucks
Our oldest son works at Starbucks and he loves it. He has held several jobs in his short life.....Target for over a year (hated it, bitched non stop, don't know how he made it a year), Amazing Pizza Machine (bitched about management non-stop, made it 4 months), Arby's (BEST DAMN JOB HE EVER HAD, or so he says), Barnes & Noble (we don't even want to go there) and now $5 Bucks.
I like coffee but I am a regular coffee drinker.....black with a little bit o'cream. None of this nonfat, soy latte, no foam, 3 shots and a squirt. I like the cold drinks but a little goes a long way....a couple sips is enough, I could never finish a whole one. Tonight I went in to try a Caffe' Misto (sounds like meeeesto) or otherwise known as a Cafe' Au Lait/Cafe' Con Leche or otherwise DBA (doing business as) coffe and steamed milk. I ordered a Venti, Decaff, Nonfat Misto w/ 3 squirts o' carmel. It was heavenly. I truly enjoyed this. It wasn't overly sue-weet like the gas station cappucino's out of the vending machine that give you a case of the squirts the minute you finish your cup (The coffee Poser LOVES those btw). It had a touch of sweetness from the carmel syrup and a light coffee flavor. This will definately be on my list now.......next time I will try with cinnamon dolce syrup. IT WAS FRICKIN FREE also........which is always the best. FREE makes things taste sooooo much better.
I was also the lucky recipient of a Short, Decaf, Iced, Extra Caramel, Caramel Macchiato (A signature Starbucks® beverage. A creamy mix of vanilla and freshly steamed milk marked with intense Starbucks® espresso, topped with velvety foam and our own proprietary buttery caramel sauce.) It was good but I could only drink a few sips.
A sample of caramel brownie, some kind of white chocolate toffee cookie (it broke so they couldn't sell it) niether was anything to rave about.
I know this post is probably boring and I can't think of too much funny to say this evening. I gotta go and change a poopy diaper and head to the airport to pick up the Coffee Poser. Ciao for now!
Oooh and one more thing........the coffee at my son's store is roasted in YORK, PA....I dont' know why I find that fascinating but I do. They only have 4 roasting facilities currently for all the stores. I never even thought of them having a roasting facility. I guess they are building a new one in South Carolina.