Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You Say Large, I Say Venti

I was just reading a survey on Serious Eats regarding how one orders their drinks at Starbucks. A few responders say they don't use that "fake language" (grande, venti) and always obstinately order small, medium, or large drinks. Um...that "fake language" is called Italian.

If you're being pig-headed about it, why not order a large espresso drink with steamed milk and milk froth? After all, "cappuccino" is from that fake language....

(For the record, I usually get a venti half-caff Americano, which the baristas usually have ready for me before I place my order.)