My theme for the weeks seems to be things that are shitty and start with the letter "S."
So on to Starbucks for my rant.
I popped into one this morning while I waited for my bank to open. Simple order - a large cappuccino, made with skim milk.
I get it, paid, left.
Within 2 minutes, the foam had dissappeared.
It's not that big a deal, except when you pay $3-$4 for a friggin shot of caffeine, you expect it to have it's main component. In cappuccino, that means a foamy cap of froth. That's like buying a mocha without the chocolate. Or a plain coffee without the coffee. What is the problem here?
I must admit, I am not a big coffee snob. I won't drink a lot of coffee, but it's not because I am snobby about it. I just don't like the taste of many types of coffee. I will drink some crappy $1.99 chock-full-o-nuts stuff if it tastes good. In the same vein, my $4 Shitbucks coffee got tossed.
But while I am not a coffee snob, I most certainly am a FOAM snob. It's so friggin easy to do. What is the PROBLEM!?
I broke down and bought a foamer. It's a little tiny wisk that you can just make up your own cappuccinos at home, which is what I have been doing, and what I will continue to do. But even better, it makes up the BEST whipped foam/cream. It doesn't taste exactly like whipped cream, and it's not stable enough to put on a cake if it's not eaten immediately, but it is yummy. And 1/2 cup of skim milk froths up to 2 cups of foamy yum-ness. 40 calories. Strawberries additional.
Look at this.