Starbucks is all about custom orders. Do not feel embarrassed to ask. It will be more interesting than if you can grab a tastier, customized coffee of your own, not like that guy behind you in line who just wants a plain cup of coffee.
These tips and hacks could get you a Starbucks customized drinks, only for you.
1. Let’s begin with the basics; espresso shots.
You can add espresso shots by saying single/solo(one shot), double/dopio(two shots), triple(three shots), quad(four shots), and one shot decaf/half-caf.
A number of drinks on the Starbucks menu are made with espresso shots. A amount of caffeine in one espresso shot is about 75mg. There is 1 shot in Shorts and Talls, 2 shots in Grande and Hot Venti drinks and 3 shots in Iced Venti drinks. If you want to test your caffeine consumption, just play around with the number of espresso shots in your drink.
2. The type of milk is up to your choice, also.
You can get to choose which type of milk you would like. From nonfat/skim, whole, 1 or 2% low-fat, vanilla soy milk, Breve(half and half), whipping cream, to Eggnog(Oct-Feb only)
It is well known that Starbucks drinks are made with 2% low-fat milk. One big exception is exception is the new Flat White, which is also made with whole milk. Another exception is the Frappuccino, which are made with whole milk unless another choice is specified.
3. You can ask to the set the temperature of your beverages.
Customers can control how hot their drinks are, but if no special temperature is requested your barista will steam the milk to about 160°F. However, any temperature up to 200°F.
If you ask Kids’ Drinks, barista will prepare the drink to 130°F, which is still warm but definitely immediately drinkable. I usually request Extra Hot, which means 180°F and it is nice if you want to keep warm temperature on the long way to office.
4. There’s a tons of syrups you can choose that you’ve never heard of.
Are you get tired of having vanilla syrup? Starbucks offers a large variety of flavored syrups that you can get added to you drink.
- Vanilla (available sugar-free)
- Caramel (available sugar-free)
- Cinnamon Dolce (available sugar-free)
- Hazelnut (available sugar-free)
- Toffee Nut
- Peppermint (available sugar-free seasonally)
- Classic (simple syrup; a mixture of sugar and water)
- Mocha (available sugar-free)
- White Mocha
5. Moreover, seasonal syrups for limited time.
- Pumpkin Spice (Usually available from October until January or February.)
- Caramel Brulee (Holiday season staple. It’s usually available from November to Jan/Feb.)
- Gingerbread (Winter seasonal syrup, usually available from November through Jan/Feb.)
- Peach (summer seasonal syrup that is most commonly used in the featured Peach Green Tea and Peach Green Tea Lemonade.)