the starbucks challenge
has had mixed results with the Starbucks Challenge, I figured I'd take it up this morning because I have great confidence in my Starbucks
[if you look at this map you'll see that my "local" Starbucks could be one of like fifteen in a 5-mile radius, not to mention the hundreds of others in this general area; this challenge was restricted to the one I go to almost every day].
Me: Do you have any Fair Trade coffee brewed? [Immediately I realized I should have said "Fair Trade certified" because Barista1 said...
Barista1: No, but our Cafe Estima is like the Fair Trade.
Me: "like" Fair Trade? [thinking, isn't it just Fair Trade or not?]
Barista1: Yes, it's bold and flavorful much like the Fair Trade.
Oops. Yeah, see I forgot that the Fair Trade Blend
is actually also the name of one of their coffees, not just a certification
Barista2: [I think he knew what I was up to] The Cafe Estima is Fair Trade certified.
Me: Awesome! I'll take a venti.
So there you go. I screwed up the script, but the point is that the Fair Trade certified coffee was one of the three brewed coffees ready for consumption. This means that I couldn't get them on the "so, can I have some pressed for me since you don't have it brewed" question, but I'd rather this store get a gold star for having it readily available for all consumers.
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