Starbucks has definitely become the go to place for coffee. We also know that it’s not the best option for the budget conscious. However I personally love Starbucks and the caffeine fix that it gives. I had fun researching these 7 Starbucks secrets you will want to know. If you are a true Starbucks fan read on and you might be surprised by some of these things!
7 Starbucks Secrets You Will Want To Know
Have you ever been to Starbucks and seen one barista stick out like a sore thumb in a black apron when everyone else is wearing green? Well lucky you then, because a black apron means that is an experienced barista who has completed more advanced training and has perfected the art of Starbucks coffee creating. So next time you run across one of these unicorns, be sure to take advantage of the situation and have them make your specialty coffee.
Over Roasted Beans
Starbucks purposely over roasts their beans leaving them tasting a bit burnt to the black coffee connoisseur, they will tell you it’s an “Italian Roast”, but people who have been to Italy say it doesn’t taste that way.
Rumor has it that since they don’t make their money on black coffee, they do it so that you’ll want to up your game to make it taste better by buying a more expensive specialty drink. That’s why you rarely see anyone drinking straight black coffee at Starbucks.
If you look on the menu at the pricing you will see that all of the prices end with a 0 or a 5. So when they make a price change, say from $2.70 to $2.75, it is apparently a Jedi mind trick that makes us not notice that we paid more than usual until it’s all over.
So if you’re looking to save money at Starbucks, be sure to pay attention to the prices and notice when there’s been a hike.
Want A Fresh Croissant?
Let’s face it most people don’t usually head to Starbucks for their food menu items. But you might want a little something to go with your specialty drink. Order away, just know that it’s by no means fresh food.
Most all of their food is frozen and reheated prior to serving. So,if you’re looking for fresh food at Starbucks, you’re gonna be out of luck.
Make Your Barista Mad?
Expect decaf in your cup. The baristas only know one way to get back at a rude customer and that is by giving them decaf. Seems cruel, if you ask me.
Be sure and be sweet to your barista if you really need your daily dose of caffeine.
If you’re vegan you’ll want to be careful what you order in your specialty drink the next time you head to your local Starbucks.
When ordering keep in mind that the thick syrups like pumpkin spice, white mocha, and caramel brulee have milk in them, as does the caramel drizzle.
Need More Caffeine?
The darker the roast at Starbucks means the less caffeine it has in it. Who knew?! You do now!
If you need more caffeine in your day, or night be sure to choose the lighter roasts and you’ll get that extra boost you’re after,
Now you are in the know about Starbucks.
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