If you frequent a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts for your daily dose of caffeine, chances are you feel slightly lost while reading over the options at your local coffee shop. While you most likely recognize the standard “cappuccino” or “latte,” you’re overwhelmed by all the options with strange names. One name seems vaguely familiar among the choices — the macchiato. You order it, expecting a 12 or 16-ounce drink with caramel drizzles and an equal milk to coffee ratio. When it’s presented to you, you’re puzzled to see a foamy brown liquid inside a tiny cup fit for a child’s tea party. After a moment of pause, you grab the barista’s attention to say, “This is not what I ordered.” But it is.
I want to stop these kinds of mix ups from happening. Understanding the basics of each will make you sound like a professional the next time you step up to the counter.
Below I will describe:
Red Eye (called a brewski at Brew HaHa):
If you want to find one of these finely crafted beverages on campus, I would suggest purchasing them at Central Perk, Brew HaHa or Brewed Awakenings. *pictured drinks created at Brew HaHa; macchiato made with soy milk
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