From Starbucks hater to gold carder

I’d like to share a thought with you all, about Starbucks. For as long as I can remember, I felt Starbucks was the corporate enemy, the coffee shop on too many corners in too many places, too much like McDonald’s or 7-11.

The problem, for me, was that it tasted the same everywhere I went. My green tea latte in Costa Rica was identical to my green tea latte in Las Vegas. It was all too off-putting… For lack of a better word, it wasn’t “special” enough for me.

Lately, however, I realized that I’ve begun to rather enjoy beverages with the green siren logo. So I asked myself why- what was I suddenly liking about Starbs that is compelling me to choose it over other places?

The answer came beaming over me like a light as bright as the one my dad used to turn on to wake me up. I liked that I could MAKE my drink special, even if it didn’t start out that way. I liked being able to order a venti green tea latte with light foam, 6 scoops of matcha, almond milk, unsweetened, at steamed temperature.

There is nothing more liberating than having the freedom to order something EXACTLY how I want it without being judged. Starbucks is the Nike ID of caffeine!! And even better, I can order it all on my app so I NEVER have to say my obnoxious order out loud! NEVER!

Oh how I love you, Starbucks… You are as special as I am. 😃


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