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Old 01-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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The conversation at Starbucks this morning....

Me: Hi, I'd like a grande decaf sugar free cinnamon dolce latte, no whip.
Starbucks girl: a grande decaf skinny cinnamon dolce latte?
Me: No. Sugar free, but made with cream, not skim
Girl: Uhhhh, ok...But that will add more calories, just so you know.
Me: I'm aware of that. I'm avoiding sugar carbs, not calories.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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LOL! I love it! I can see how that would blow some peoples' minds!
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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Yea, Smurfette, just in case you didn't know. Kinda rude. I love your response though!
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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...and really - what would be the difference if you ordered plain coffee with cream?
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:19 AM   #5
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LOL I guess I confused her by saying "sugar free". But really, lots of people drink coffee with cream and Splenda so I don't understand what the confusion was! Just cracked me up
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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that is funny
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #7
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When I go to Starbucks I usually order a double shot of espresso over ice (in a tall cup) topped off with heavy whipping cream. I usually have to explain it two or three times before they get it, and occasionally they still give me sweetened whipped cream. Oh well, I guess I'm very much in the minority!

At our local coffee chain in Kansas City (LatteLand) once when I ordered an iced Breve with heavy whipping cream, the barista got really excited and started going on about the benefits of FAT. Turns out she's a low carber, too. I didn't have to explain a thing! Wish LatteLand was closer to home.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #8
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I always feel ridiculous when I order it--first because it's a long complex order (I have it written down!), and secondly because they must think I'm crazy to order a "skinny" cinnamon dolce latte with heavy cream.

Here's how I order it:
Grande
Decaf
Skinny cinnamon dolce latte
With heavy whipping cream
(No, not whipped cream, whipping cream in it!).

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:20 PM   #9
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A less tactful, sweet you would've said "Thanks for the tip, Captain Obvious!"
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It is so much easier for them to understand my orders now; no sugars, no artificial sweeteners, no dairy. No nothing added!
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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I used to order a skinny vanilla latte w/HWC. It costs me almost $5. Someone told me to order it differently and it would be cheaper. So now I order am Americano w/SF vanilla syrup and HWC. Same exact thing but only cost me $3. Go figure!
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:59 PM   #12
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I had no idea they would give you unsweetened HWC in a fancy drink!!!
All this while I drank only plain coffee with half and half and splenda.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:53 AM   #13
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Nooooo! They have HWC (which is what to use to make their sweetened whipped cream). I often will ask for an Americano with cream and whatever SF syrup I want. They're usually very happy to oblige! Guess I just got a new girl!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:39 AM   #14
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I used to order a skinny vanilla latte w/HWC. It costs me almost $5. Someone told me to order it differently and it would be cheaper. So now I order am Americano w/SF vanilla syrup and HWC. Same exact thing but only cost me $3. Go figure!
Yep this is exactly what I do...and you get more shots of espresso this way as an americano has more shots per cup tha a latte...they know me there now and just steam my water and cream together so it tastes like a latte anyway...they get a better tip that way too
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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They have heavy cream in the fridge under the counter. I request it with my grande tea, and they give it to me in a little cup.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #16
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I went once and asked for cream in something. This is how it went.....

Me: I would like blah, blah with cream
SB: Nonfat?
Me: No, cream
SB: Whole milk?
Me: Do you have cream?
SB: Yes
Me: I'd like cream
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:07 PM   #17
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They have heavy cream in the fridge under the counter. I request it with my grande tea, and they give it to me in a little cup.
Yup that is where we keep it. But I give it the container to the customer or put it directly in their drink. We have quite a few customers who request "breve", which is half and half, and then some specifically state "heavy whipping cream". We get the difference at our kiosk but it would be difficult for a non-low carber to understand WHY we would want the calories but not so much the diabetics. I have to explain sometimes when I order things that we look at carbs and not calories for my type 1 diabetic daughter. I hate that people only think all we care about calories.
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Me: Hi, I'd like a grande decaf sugar free cinnamon dolce latte, no whip.
Starbucks girl: a grande decaf skinny cinnamon dolce latte?
Me: No. Sugar free, but made with cream, not skim
Girl: Uhhhh, ok...But that will add more calories, just so you know.
Me: I'm aware of that. I'm avoiding sugar carbs, not calories.

I am glad you know what you want. So many people aren't that way and then get mad at us baristas
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:09 PM   #19
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I went once and asked for cream in something. This is how it went.....

Me: I would like blah, blah with cream
SB: Nonfat?
Me: No, cream
SB: Whole milk?
Me: Do you have cream?
SB: Yes
Me: I'd like cream

That is just too funny
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:54 AM   #20
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At home I drink my coffee black, but I order one at Starbucks that is like a meal for me.

Grande sugar free cinnamon dolce, breve, light foam,Americano misto. Yum
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:17 PM   #21
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I went once and asked for cream in something. This is how it went.....

Me: I would like blah, blah with cream
SB: Nonfat?
Me: No, cream
SB: Whole milk?
Me: Do you have cream?
SB: Yes
Me: I'd like cream
That is basically the conversation I have with one guy at Starbucks every time he is working.
I don't go there often and now when I see him working, I just do my shopping without a coffee because he annoys me so much! (Not always...some days I deal with it so that I can get coffee)
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:32 PM   #22
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That is basically the conversation I have with one guy at Starbucks every time he is working.
I don't go there often and now when I see him working, I just do my shopping without a coffee because he annoys me so much! (Not always...some days I deal with it so that I can get coffee)
If you do it every single time you go in, he should have gotten it by now With my regulars, I know what they want and how they want it. It may take a few try's to remember/get it right, but at least I try. And they do just that--roll their eyes til I get it right LOL.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:37 PM   #23
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If you do it every single time you go in, he should have gotten it by now With my regulars, I know what they want and how they want it. It may take a few try's to remember/get it right, but at least I try. And they do just that--roll their eyes til I get it right LOL.
You would think so. I only go about once a week and then he is not there every time, but he has waited on me at least 5 times in the 2-3 months he has been there.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #24
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I forgot to say that I only work once a week at my Starbucks. So very part time. And I still know some of the regulars drinks! He will get better, at least he should
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I went to the coffee shopette in Whole Foods today and got a latte made with coconut milk (I love cream but it is not loving me back lately).
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:21 AM   #26
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Oh, I wish Starbucks would get on board with coconut milk. I'm coming to the sad conclusion that dairy and I can no longer be friends. Yesterday I had an Americano with heavy cream and I felt terrible for hours.

I have always been a dairy drinker. Until I began low carb I drank milk twice daily. I knew it wasn't doing me good, but now I'm getting GI distress (heartburn and pressure) every time I have dairy. Boo hoo!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:27 AM   #27
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I have to say....I went there yesterday and the Barista was really nice and was in a creative mood. She made me the BEST latte ever! She used cream and SF Peppermint and Mocha. Divine.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:31 AM   #28
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I have a feeling Starbucks screwed my coffee up the other day. I'll stick to sugar free creamers from the store. I loved the sugar free peppermint mocha and caramel mochiatto!
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I just stick to making my own coffee. So I know it's right
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Just to let you all know, I went to Starbucks, ordered the americano decaf, sf vanilla, hwc. No problems and it was delicious. Thanks
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