Hacks to Try at Starbucks

I don't know why or how but, all of a sudden, my wife and I started liking Starbucks coffee. It's not that we couldn't stand it before it's just that it was typically too strong and had a flavor that was easy for us to pass on. But now, we HAVE to have it in the morning! I'm not talking about the sweet, blended ice, whip cream topped drinks like the one pictured above, I'm talking about straight up coffee.

I mean you've heard about maturing tastes and whatnot...but this is a tiny bit crazy, right?!?

So on the heels our new and unexpected love affair with Starbucks, here are some hacks for you to try the next time you stop into one.

1. If there's a long line, order on their app. Then skip the line, walk up a few minutes later, and ask for your drink. If it's not done yet, they'll usually rush it.

2. If you don't like super-hot coffee, order your drink at “kids' temperature." It'll save your tongue from getting burned.

3. Ask for your "grande" coffee in a "venti" cup. It gives you more room for cream. And if they accidentally overfill it a little bit, boom...that's free coffee.

4. If you're up for something new, ask what the barista likes, and order that. They know better than anyone what's good. And they probably have a few hacks of their own.

( BuzzFeed )

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