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Starbucks | Favorite Friday: These are a few of my favorite things…


Next Favorite thing on the list is…..STARBUCKS…… Those who know me well know that I am actually allergic to caffeine, so while you won’t see me sipping a caffeine laden starbucks drink, you will see me drinking my favorite decaf sensation. I’ve always loved my espresso and starbucks holds a special place in my heart because it was there that I had my first true coffee; a Raspberry Latte. It was back in the old days of college, in 1997 when starbucks, to me, was a brand new adventure. My friend Juan took me there (Triangle Square in Costa Mesa, CA) and ordered for me because I had NO clue what I should get, and I fell in love with that wonderful place that smelled of coffee beans.

Now I go because of their starbucks Gold Card. For those of you who know what the Gold card is, you understand… for those of you who don’t know… you should know.. it will change your life!

My sister introduced me to the starbucks gold card because she is a coffee addict like me. Basically when you register a starbucks card and use it for all your purchases you get free things, like free drinks on your birthday. When you buy 30 drinks within a year you get moved up to the Gold Status, which means that for every 15 drinks you purchase you get a free one. This is great, because I don’t like spending $5 on a drink, so I get coffee and americano’s for $3 or under and then after 15 of those I get to order any drink I want, like a Carmel Macchiato or a Carmel Mocha Salted Frappachino (heaven)!!!

They also have a very sweet app on the iPhone that allows you to use your gift card on your phone so I never need cash. I just pull up the app and they scan the barcode on my phone and I walk out with drink in hand. It’s Genious.

So, you might be wondering what my drinks of choice are? Well here you go listed in no favorite order since they are all super yummy!!!

  • Venti Decaf Carmel Macchiato
  • Venti Decaf Iced Americano with No water, add 1/2 and 1/2 and 2 packets of Splenda
  • Venti Decaf Pumpkin Spice latte with a pumpkin scone (if I want to add the calories that day… usually I avoid them at all costs because they are soooo yummy)
  • Venti Decaf Carmel Frappacchino (also my daughters drink of choice – yes she does drink coffee… but only decaf)
  • Venti Decaf Salted Carmel Mocha Frappachino (a new favorite)


So now you know one more random thing about my life… get ready because every friday there will be something more!!!

If you ever shoot a wedding with me and we get off early and there is a starbucks around I will buy you a drink… unfortunately they all close so early now a days that I very rarely get my nightly coffee, but when I do it’s a perfect ending to a great day!!

What is your favorite drink at Starbucks? Do you have the same obsession?



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