Once a week I go to Starbucks to do some writing. There’s one in town where all the business happens. Every table is filled with people in meetings discussing their latest web startup, or video production, or something else that sounds exciting and enviable to eavesdroppers like me. The buzz and energy there makes me more productive.
When I walk up to order my drink, I’m often tempted to indulge in the latest pumpkin chocolate caramel salted truffle cinnamon with whip ooey gooey specialty creation.
Otherwise known as a foofy drink.
Sometimes I give in to those urges. But most other times I can fool myself with my own foofy knockoff for half the price.
I get a coffee misto (half coffee, half steamed milk) with foam, then I dress it up with a few generous shakes of the free cocoa powder and cinnamon.
The result is a sweet (but not too sweet) imitation foofy drink for only $2.30 including tax. And it has more caffeine than those other drinks, so that makes it even better in my book.
I suppose if you were ultra crafty you could sneak in your own mini bottles of flavored coffee syrup and DIY your own fancy drink that way.
At times I’ve considered carrying a few Brach’s caramels around in my purse and tossing them into my hot coffee drink as an imitation caramel macchiato. (Do you think that would work?)
Do you have a Starbucks weakness? Mine’s the cocoa cappuccino (espresso mixed with hot chocolate). I get dangerous when that drink’s season comes around.