I’ll take a Venti iced vanilla latte with skim milk, what about you?
What you order from Starbucks says so much about your personality, what does your order say about you?
Iced Vanilla Latte
If there’s one thing that quintessentially represents twenty-somethings and college students, it’s Starbucks (although food intolerances and skincare regimens come close to stealing the crown). Starbucks represents innovation, creativity, hard work, endless growth … they are the new age American Dream; if one tiny coffee shop can erupt into a multibillion-dollar mega-company, then you can certainly get through Monday.
Whether it’s your daily morning sip, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a ‘treat yo’ self’ moment, certain Starbucks drinks lend themselves to certain moods and are very telling of how your day is going. Were the kids throwing up all night? Extra shot latte. Running late for work? Black iced coffee. Your morning order says more about your day than you might think.
Iced Green Tea Lemonade
Perhaps you’re on your way to a nice walk in the park or just got out of sunrise yoga. Something about opting for green tea instead of coffee lends itself to tranquility and calmness, and the add-in of lemonade makes it the perfect thirst-quencher for the blistering heat of summer. The person ordering this drink isn’t in dire need of a caffeine-boost; they are always well-rested, well-hydrated, and a major proponent for #selfcaresunday.
Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew
Always ahead of the game, if you are ordering this drink you are probably on your way to work at some super-cool startup company with an open office floor space and a weekly happy hour. You need an extra kick of caffeine multiple times a day, and likely make a lunch-time stop at your local Starbs too. This order is for the coffee snobs who still fall to the convenience that mobile ordering has to offer, even though they loathe the structure of big-business and take every opportunity they can to support local roasters.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
The person that needs coffee but really, really hates the taste of it. You may or may not ask for an extra pump of caramel drizzle for added sweetness and suffer the cost of the over-priced beverage for its multiple shots of espresso and sweet taste. Your morning commute involves at least 20 minutes of standstill traffic, which you don’t totally mind because it gives you the chance to finish your makeup or eat your on-the-go breakfast since you snoozed your alarm an extra seven times. You’ve likely been drinking this same Starbucks classic for years and have no intention in switching anytime soon.
You have no idea how to order coffee, and that’s totally ok! The different roasts and weird sizing throws you off, and you have no interest in knowing the difference between a latte and a flat white. A Frappuccino gives you the energy you need—uncertain if it’s a caffeine kick or sugar-rush—without the fuss of ordering a lengthy beverage. You’re a kid at heart and are likely headed to a mundane desk job where you dream of your days in college and brainstorm inventions to get you out of your cubicle.
Sugar-free Vanilla Latte with Almond Milk and no foam
You have your Starbucks app set to re-load money in large chunks. The baristas know you by name (and your assistant/intern), and your order is ready before you even get there. You thrive off of organized chaos, and as such, work in an environment with ever-changing factors, and your morning coffee serves as one of the few consistencies in your life. Your mornings start early with a 5 am workout, followed by a fresh-squeezed juice and three egg white omelet. You are a natural leader, and sometimes intimidate those around you. You rule a team in consulting and are likely to get promoted to CFO soon.