Wednesday, April 04, 2007

La Dulche Vita

I love my baristas at the Starbucks at 19th and K, but yesterday when I ordered an Iced Tall Double Skim Dulche de Leche the barista looked at me like I had asked for a Triple Drip Skim Human Baby Skin Frap- Light. Even though the new Dulche de Leche was on the menu hanging on the wall AND I got an e-mail announcing the new flavor, NO ONE knew how to make the drink. They had to go pull out the recipe card from a box and figure it out.

Now I know it gets hectic at Starbucks, especially at this location that is in a tiny space, but I don't think it's that hard to learn a limited menu and occasionally incorporate new seasonal recipes. Step up your game Starbucks baristas of DC!!

p.s. - the drink is DELICIOUS!


Blogger I-66 said...

Have you ever had the dulce de leche shake at the Haagen Dazs store? Treeeemendous.

Not as good as the Cake n' Shake at Cold Stone, but fucking tremendous.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Twoste said...

eww, Starbucks?!?!
Corporate sellout.
Caribou all the way...go terror movements funded by coffee proceeds! NSA, don't blacklist me, please. Thanks.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Miss B said...

OH NO!!! Not ANOTHER Caramel drink for me to get addicted to...I will have to try that one.

And I'm agreeing w/ i-66...CAKE n' SHAKE is!!! add strawberries to it...HEAVENLY!!!

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Blogger Cheryl Lynn said...

I wanted to try it but I'll admit, I was scared it would be too sweet.

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Anonymous Ronnie Mervis said...

I guess Starbucks can't keep up with their own marketing sometimes.

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