Miking, is there really such a thing as a "grande, low fat, half soy, no foam strawberry and črèmë mochalocachockalattefrappe" ? Forgive my ignorance, the closest Starbucks is a 90 mile dirve for me I don't get there very often.
Moose, unfortunately it isn't a real thing... Unfortunately it isn't the most pretentious thing I have seen ordered from there! And lucky, I can't walk a block from my house without running into one!
Your invented drink makes my usual "tall Americano with hazelnut syrup" sound very dull...
I am very grateful that one of the local coffee bars has set up an outpost at the airport so I can order a doppio macchiato without the baista feeling compelled to explain the drink or double check that I really know what I'm ordering.
One of my most vivid memories of a trip to Venice a few years ago was my husband swooning (fortunately not literally!) at the coffee in the airport on arrival. I think he'd happily move to Italy just for the coffee!
Fortunately, or unfortunately, I'm a coffee brat. Most all of it I find is pure swill. I have one or two kinds I like, made a particular way and doctored just so. Otherwise bring on the tea.
I'm placing a TB order tomorrow. I'm going to order a double pouch to see if I can make it work for bills and change. I really don't have a good way to do that right now.
@moose This is why I've taken to having hazelnut syrup in my Starbucks black coffee - it makes it bearable!
Also, I hear you on the cash-handling. I must have bought a dozen wallets and coin purses in the last few years in my hunt for the perfect arrangement. Until I find one, I'm stuck using a wallet for cards and notes, and a coin purse for loose change (which we use a lot in Europe, owing to higher-denomination coins).
This weekend I spent ages on Etsy looking for a coin purse I can tether inside my black/iberian SE, and ended up buying a vintage one from the US:
I wish TB would make a pouch that zips down a little at the sides so that you can see the interior easily and get coins out quickly - perhaps in parapack with a dyneema lining, or in unlined dyneema?
Earlier in the thread there was a discussion of the English language - a friend sent this earlier today - 20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S. - good for a laugh or two...