As the largest coffee chain in the world, it’s safe to assume that most people are getting their caffeine fix from Starbucks. The franchise has been around for more than 50 years and serves everything from hot to cold: coffees, juices, cream drinks, and more. It can all be a little overwhelming, so here are some tips to help you out.
Substitutions Aren’t Always Successful
Each drink at Starbucks has been carefully thought-out and passed dozens of taste tests before it gets to stores. As we all have different palates, it makes sense that you may want to customize your coffee, but just remember that not every change is going to turn out well. For example, substituting almond milk into your pink drink will make it chunky.
Trust Your Barista
Think of your barista as the tour guide for your coffee journey. They are well-trained in the Starbucks menu and are there to help you find something delicious that you’ll enjoy. Ask their advice and remember to always be patient and kind.
Shhh, It’s a Secret
The Starbucks secret menu has gone viral, with dozens of websites dedicated to the clandestine collection of drinks. The truth is, most—if not all—of these are actually fan-created, so if you’d like something off the “secret menu”, bring along a recipe to help out the barista.