Starbucks For Beginners

Starbucks For Beginners

Do you know about coffee basics?

I always have people come up to me to order at the cafe asking for help because they just don't understand the lingo. Well, let me help you. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but there are categories and subcategories. Let me break this down in the simplest way I can.

When you order at Starbucks, start with saying if you want your drink hot or iced, what size, and what type of drink you're ordering.

Here are the basics of what kind of drinks you can get:

1. Coffee

You can always get just a regular coffee. And we can add a flavoring, if you'd like. This can be hot or iced. Tell the barista if you need extra room for you to add cream and sugar.

2. Americano

Shots of espresso and water. This can be hot or iced. Tell the barista if you need extra room for you to add cream and sugar.

3. Latte

This is a drink with espresso and steamed milk. This can be iced or hot.

a. Flavored Latte

You can also get your latte flavored. Common flavored lattes are mochas, caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, etc.

4. Cappuccino

This is similar to a latte with espresso and steamed milk, but there is more foam on top.

a. Flavored Cappuccino

Cappuccinos can be flavored just as lattes.

5. Macchiato

This is a layered drink, often with a layer of flavoring, steamed milk and espresso. This can be hot or iced.

a. Caramel Macchiato

Bottom layer of vanilla, middle layer of milk, topped with espresso and caramel drizzle.

b. Marble Mocha Macchiato

Bottom layer of one type of mocha, middle layer of milk, topped with espresso and another type of mocha.

c. Latte Macchiato

Layers of milk and espresso.

6. Frappuccino

This is an iced blended drink.

a. Coffee Based

These are made with a coffee based frap roast, ice, flavoring, milk and a blender. Examples of this would be a caramel frap, cafe vanilla, mocha frap, etc.

b. Cream Based

These are made with a cream based frap roast, ice, flavoring, milk and a blender. Examples of this would be a vanilla bean frap You can get any of the coffee based fraps as creme based and vice versa.

Doing your research before you get to the cafe can save so much time and stress for everyone. Once you know these basics, the more specific coffee facts will come easily to you. I know that it's overwhelming at first, but you'll get it if you don't already.

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Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

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A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

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Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

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"It's safer than cigarettes"


Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do


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8. More likely to get infections


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If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

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