Thursday, May 6, 2010
I love Starbucks. I like the consistency. I can order a mocha or a caramel macchiato and 95% of the time it is the same flavor. I don't like the unexpected when I'm paying $4.50 for a drink.
Unfortunately, this little town doesn't have much in the way of a coffee shop. I think there's a shop downtown, but I haven't been there. Apparently Starbucks tried a store out here, but for whatever reason (even though it was busy) they closed it. So the base community center serves Starbucks drinks. I was excited when I heard. Coffee at home just can't compare to having a drink made. Here's how the week or so has played out, and why I'm calling this post a coffee surprise.
The first time I went , it was a guy serving. He made me a super sweet Mocha. I couldn't taste the coffee. It was gross.
The next time I went there was a certain girl there, and she made the best Iced Venti Nonfat Mocha I've ever had. Really. It was so good.
The next 2 times, they were awesome too. Jackpot!! I was so excited.
The next time I ordered, I asked for the Iced Venti Nonfat Mocha. She comes back with a white toned coffee. I quickly figured out it was a White Mocha. Okay...It's good, I'll just deal and drink it. She's very nice and she just made a mistake. (White chocolate is a lot more fattening, so I only drink it when I'm pregnant. I broke my own rules)
I went in yesterday and ordered my usual. She brought my drink to me and I had to ask this time. "So, what is this?" "A nonfat white mocha frappaccino, what do you think?" I tasted it, it was okay. But I bravely sucked it up and said it was good. Maybe she's really tired from working a lot and I didn't want her to have to remake it. I politely said "I really think I like the dark chocolate better" She says "Okay, dark. I'll try and remember that for next time" Well, thank you Ma'am, since that is what I've been ordering all along.
It's so funny, I just had to laugh as I was leaving. I never know what I'm going to get. It might be good, it might not. It might not even have the right color. But as part of my new life of flying by the seat of my pants and taking things as they come, I will embrace the unexpected. Even if it's in my daily coffee.