What do you do when ordering coffee?

Posted on: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 3:52pm
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Joined: 10/07/2019 - 19:07

Hello! Just wondering what all of you do when you're out and ordering coffee at places like Starbucks. I am such a plain jane when it comes to ordering because I am too paranoid otherwise. I order plain coffee and ask for the carton of milk for my coffee. And even then I read the carton to make sure that it's totally safe. I won't use the milk that everyone else uses. I am always keeping cross-contamination in mind. I would love any tips that you have about ordering coffee. I'd also like to venture out and try something new and more interesting especially now that the cold months are upon us.

Posted on: Thu, 11/07/2019 - 3:49pm
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Joined: 10/18/2019 - 09:21

I am so careful when ordering lattes. I do a lot of research about the syrups because some of them contain nuts. I read a good article on Allergy Living which gave me insight to Starbucks syrups: https://www.allergicliving.com/2015/09/23/nutty-labels-investigating-starbucks-toffee-nut-drinks/

Posted on: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:40am
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I stick to straight shots of espresso. Maybe that's the Italian in me but I mainly do it to avoid any issues when out ordering coffee whether I'm at a cafe or restaurant. I keep it basic and that's worked for me.

Posted on: Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:23pm
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Like Italia, I stay pretty basic with shots of straight espresso and I'll ask for milk from the carton. That's not to say that you can get more creative but do so with caution. Always talk to the barista or manager about the ingredients and if they're safe. You can also ask to look at the syrup container directly and explain your allergy to them. I've done that in the past and people are very receptive and accommodating.

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