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post #61 of 78
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i once got it with the guy accidentally gave me the latte with non fat milk and it just tasted thin and crappy.

whole milk ftw. also like you, i never understood the people that go '"study" at starbucks. i cant even concentrate on a conversation inside one of those places...
post #62 of 78
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whole milk ftw. also like you, i never understood the people that go '"study" at starbucks. i cant even concentrate on a conversation inside one of those places...
I never saw the appeal of studying there either until recently. I have a small 14"x14" desk with stacks of paper inside a filthy 12'x9' apartment with a cat who won't shut up and I can't let him out cuz he'll run away. So yeah, coffee shops are quite nice in comparison, the only thing is that you have to pay for internet at Starbucks, which means I need to find an independent coffee house that gives free internet. I actually like the background noise when programming on my computer. I heard the other day some chicks both ordered the same thing, it was about 5 or 6 words long and it had the word "soy", that was all I could make out.
post #63 of 78
Double espresso macchiato extra dry.
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
How come practically every picture I've seen of the Asian girls they are doing the victory sign?

A friend of mine is in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He took hundreds of pictures with locals and I swear every single one of them had them doing the 'peace sign' with their hands. He said him and a couple of friends had a contest one night of who could get the most pictures of Japanese people doing the peace sign in photos. They all had 100+ in a single night.
post #65 of 78
Gimme a double-double a sidafries anna choklitshake.

No pretension. That's what a real man orders.
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by shellshock View Post
i never understood the people that go '"study" at starbucks. i cant even concentrate on a conversation inside one of those places...
There was a time in my life when I'd go "study" at Starbucks because I was desperate for some social interaction. It's not easy to actually get any work done. It certainly didn't make working on linear algebra matrix operations any easier.
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
A friend of mine is in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He took hundreds of pictures with locals and I swear every single one of them had them doing the 'peace sign' with their hands. He said him and a couple of friends had a contest one night of who could get the most pictures of Japanese people doing the peace sign in photos. They all had 100+ in a single night.

I think the Japanese 'peace' sign stands for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by Spencer Young View Post
I used to work for Starbucks in high school and college. As for most pretentious drink, I'd argue it's the Americano. Why? Because the only people who like it tend be be relatively knowledgable about coffee (at least relative to those getting mochas, frappuccinos, etc) and to those who don't know what it is (espresso + hot water) it sounds idiotic. Whenever somebody asks me what it is, they always look confused, and then quietly stupid for not getting it.


99% of the time I get Starbucks it's going to be an Americano, and I don't even consider myself to be particularly knowledgable about coffee. I like espressos, and I'll drink my coffee strong and black (on rare occasions I'll add a single sugar,) so Americanos seemed to be a natural choice for me.

Plus they're named after the bestest country ever.
post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
Chantico - a 6-ounce cup had 390 calories, 21 grams of fat and 51 carbs. link

Oh sweet chocolatey Jesus. I use to put two shots of espresso in one of those and drink it on my break - I'd be bouncing for the rest of the day! It was the best drink ever. Couple weeks after they discontinued it I found10 pounds of the mix in the basement and took them home...so sad when they finally ran out
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Just FYI, that comic's about mac-users, AKA 90% of Starbucks' demo.

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whole milk ftw. also like you, i never understood the people that go '"study" at starbucks. i cant even concentrate on a conversation inside one of those places...

With headphones and a comfy chair, you can cocoon yourself without being depressed, alone in your room.
post #70 of 78
If an Americano is a shot plus water, couldnt you just pull a shot for an extended length? wouldnt that basically be the same ?
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by itskub View Post
If an Americano is a shot plus water, couldnt you just pull a shot for an extended length? wouldnt that basically be the same ?
You could, but it'd be really gross.
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
You could, but it'd be really gross.

It'd just be a regular espresso.
post #73 of 78
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
It'd just be a regular espresso.
If by regular espresso, you mean espresso that tastes like swill, then yes.
post #74 of 78
The two terms you guys are looking for are ristretto and lungo. And I'm not even a coffee snob.
post #75 of 78
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Funny... I was just thinking about this thread yesterday.
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