Whether you’re a coffee addict or would prefer to drink a cup of tea, you probably find yourself at a Starbucks at least a few times each month. (Or maybe it’s a couple times a week — or even daily. We won’t judge.) Starbucks has introduced a variety of overrated drinks that will offend your taste buds or set you up for a sugar-induced crash. But it’s not just the drinks that have many baristas rolling their eyes.
In fact, many of us annoy our local Starbucks baristas with orders that are obnoxious or just plain outrageous. Want to know whether your order is likely to make a barista roll their eyes? Check out 17 of the most obnoxious things you can order at your local Starbucks.
1. Any drink with a dozen ingredients or additions
Munchies reports American Starbucks customers seem to have no problem rattling off cumbersome orders. One barista complains about a customer ordering a “Quad venti half caf breve no foam with whip two splenda stirred skinny three pump peppermint mocha.”
Another barista has a regular who orders a “Venti 1 pump caramel, 1 pump white mocha, 2 scoops vanilla bean powder, extra ice frappuchino [sic] with 2 shots poured over the top (apagotto [sic] style) with caramel drizzle under and on top of the whipped cream, double cupped.”
British Starbucks patrons, meanwhile, are too embarrassed to ask for a “fussy” order — an attitude more baristas probably wish they’d see stateside.