Starbucks is across the street from my work. I can find a Starbucks within a one mile radius around my home. So it would be a correct assumption that I am a Starbucks drinker.
A month ago, I noticed the Starbucks near my work had recently undergone some renovations. And there was a new machine! Hmmmm, interesting…. I also noticed it brewed different coffee… Different coffee as in it now costs $3.95 for a tall!! SAY WHAT?! This better be some DAMN good coffee!
I decided to splurge on a cup. The worst is that it would taste like crap and I would be out $3.95. I have wasted my money on lesser things.
I ordered and waited for my cup. First think I notice, the beans are fresh ground! Oooooo and aaaaaahhhhhh… and it was just for me! I didn’t have to share a big ole pot with anyone else. The barista poured in the beans, did their voodoo magic and the machine pumped and my beans raised and lowered and a few minutes later, my order was up!
I’m not a pure coffee connoisseur, I mostly drink coffee to wake up and keep me warm. But at first sip, I was pleasantly surprised. Wow, this IS a really good cup of coffee! This my friends, was my first sip of the coffee BEFORE I added any half and half. It was delicious!
While I love love love the coffee, my wallet does not. Sad face.