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Azazello
September 13th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Hey, we can only talk politics and architecture for so long. Let's try out some other important issues...

http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/starbucks/starbucks-baristas-outraged-that-customers-have-wised-up-200270.php

Starbuck's smug distributors of sweet, caffeinated crude have pulled their panties clear over their head in one outraged jerk after their customers have learned to save a couple bucks on an iced espresso.

It works like this. At Starbucks, three shots of expresso over ice will set you back a couple bucks. If you want it as an iced espresso latte, though, the milk will cost you $3.50.

So what are people doing? Just ordering the former and filling up with milk from the side bar.

Makes sense to me, but Starbucks barristas are exploding into vapor clouds of spittle over it. Claimed one Barista, "You're being cheap... I'll bet you didn't ask for a discount on that Louis Vuitton purse or those ugly highlights."
For more fun, read the comments in the "Is it fair for a customer to order a 'ghetto-latte'?" (http://starbucksgossip.typepad.com/_/2006/09/a_reader_asks_i.html) thread!

Gregory Tenenbaum
September 14th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Too funny

I have been going to starbucks and ordering the "Short Cappuccino"

Its not on the menu, take a look - you wont see it - but you can buy one.

You may get a double take from the Barista but if you ask again politely he or she will understand what you are ordering. A Short Cappuccino.

It's small enough (comes in a cup smaller than the smallest of the 3 usually available) but with the same number of shots of espresso as the larger ones. From memory it's about $ 2.95.

Gregory Tenenbaum
September 22nd, 2006, 03:38 AM
One of my favourite Blogs for over a year now, STARBUCKS GOSSIP.

http://starbucksgossip.typepad.com/

ENJOY!

And now I realise sheepishly that you have already posted a link to an article in that blog. Oh well, people get the main blog address now as well.