Some people spend their money on overly priced mixed drinks during happy hour. Others on $15 skeins of yarn, etc. I happen to like espresso and have always come to terms with the fact that I have no problem dropping $5-10 a month on overly-priced espresso beverages, so why shouldn't my
This cup only comes in one size, grande. I only order tall, which works out well for me as the milk foam won't get suck to the lid. It's only a dollar, and although it probably cost a lot less to produce, it's much cheaper than any of their other reusable cups. Now I can flaunt my faux-superiority and uber-greenness as I trot around town lugging BOTH my reusable Starbucks mug (I do it for the GOLD) and reusable water bottle (to rehydrate after the caffeine sucks the moisture from my system). Not that I have a purse big enough to fit both of them.
In order to reach GOLD, you need to register a reloadable gift card. I add $10 to it whenever it dips below $2 and limit myself to 2-3 drinks a month. It's just what I like to do.
Last night, I tried the hazelnut macchiato as suggested by the barista-dude. Typically, I hate hazelnut, but I didn't really think the little bit of flavored drizzle would bother me much, and it didn't. Next time I'm getting a cappuccino because I've been craving the milk foam. Has anyone tried their green tea latte? I've read that it's absolutely disgusting but curiosity might get the best of me.