Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Coffee drinking etiquette

A recent trip to Starbucks and a discussion with a friend regarding coffee drinking etiquette inspired this post. In other words, I'm running out of good blog topics. Just kidding. Once I reclaim my social life after taking my exam (now 6 days away), I will have more amusing things to blog about.

I have come up with a list of what I consider proper coffee drinking etiquette, unique only to the world of Jasmin, of course. Enjoy!

1. When picking up your coffee cup to sip, you must do so with your pinkie pointed upwards (I do this all time time, though not on purpose...my pinkie just likes to sit up when I sip for some reason).

2. Stir your drink before you begin sipping...because if you don't, you'll be greeted by a hair-raising amount of sugar and syrup at the very bottom of the cup when you're almost done. Can you say sugar coma?

3. Never slurp, no matter how hot your drink is...this will elicit stares from strangers, and it's not nice to let people know that you're drinking something by the sounds you're making.

4. Never order a frou-frou drink if you're a man. This will cause us to question your manliness. For example:

Manly Man: I'd like a triple shot, black coffee...with no room for cream. (good)

Non-Manly Man: I'd like a sugar-free, two-pump vanilla soy latte, extra hot with extra foam and extra whip cream. (bad) If you absolutely insist on getting such a drink, have your girlfriend order it for you. Trust me. You'll thank me later.

5. On a similar note, don't have the urge to order a drink that's too manly just to prove something. I was in line at a Starbucks once and the guy in front of me ordered a Venti red-eye with 8 shots of espresso in it...I kid you not. I actually leaned in a bit while he was ordering just to make sure I heard correctly. For those unfamiliar with the Starbuckian way of life, a red-eye is basically drip coffee...and he ordered the biggest size (a Venti is 24 oz) and added eight shots of espresso to it. Yes, eight. I dubbed his drink an 'ulcer in the making.'

6. Know how to order properly...and I only say this because not doing so will render an incorrectly made drink, especially if you're at a really busy coffee shop and running late for work.

7. Always have a good friend around while enjoying your coffee, because some of the best conversations and ideas happen over coffee...especially around Christmas-time in a packed mall.

The End! :)

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I'll bet someone had to peel that guy off the ceiling after he drank his "coffee" (and I put coffee in quotes because it just sounds like sludge to me).

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  2. For some reason my pinkie always wants to sit up when I drink coffee as well. It looks less good on men. But I do order my coffee black, so that helps. :)

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