I’ve always loved coffee, but it’s Suz who bears responsibility for turning me into a bonafide java-snob. Your dark roasts, your light roasts, your medium roasts–I love them all. Whether it’s an exotic peaberry from Tanzania, a pure Kona from Hawaii, or a humble-but-hearty house blend, I’ll never say no to Joe. And while I frequent several lovely independent cafes, more often than not I end up swinging by my local Starbucks to feed my addiction.
So imagine my joy when I ran across Starbucks Gossip, the unofficial blog of the chain’s baristas. And imagine my voyeuristic sense of satisfaction when I read this post on what the celebs drink and found it to contain several ballplayers. Coffee and baseball! Two of my favorite things! Commingling in caffeinated bliss!
Assuming you don’t share my obsession with celebrity gossip, I’ve thoughtfully pared down the list to just baseball players:
Posted by: SoCalBarista | August 17, 2008 at 02:49 PM
Derek Jeter came in to our store a week ago and ordered a double tall non-fat latte.
Posted by: Will | August 18, 2008 at 08:31 AM
Roger Clemens orders a Venti Earl Grey and Venti no-whip Caramel Frap
Jeff Bagwell gets a tall nonfat latte and tall awake.
Posted by: :) | August 18, 2008 at 04:43 PM
For the baseball fans, Joe Nathan, one of the top pitchers in the country, of the Minnesota Twins came to my store. He ordered a grande vanilla bean creme frappiccino and a banana loaf. He was really rude. Drove up and on his cell phone, wouldn’t even acknowledge me, and no tip of course. I also found it weird that an athlete was having such a fattening non-caffeinated bev.
Posted by: Borrowed Partner | August 18, 2008 at 08:46 PM
Roger Clemens got a caramel frap and a slice of lemon pound cake at my old store. Tipped well and was very nice.
Posted by: Boston Starbucks Rebel | August 18, 2008 at 08:51 PM
JoeTori [sic] came into my store and got a caramel macchiato.
But really, you should read the entire thread. There’s something oddly compelling about seeing Barack Obama, Cameron Diaz, and Chuck Norris all jumbled together through the barista lens. Plus, you find out things like that Tiger Woods doesn’t tip, that Michael Jordan only tips the change (but pays with a $20, so it’s okay), that Kevin Garnett gets his coffee venti-sized (TOP OF THE WOOOORLD! TOP OF THE WOOOORLD!!!!), and that Chad Johnson double parks in the handicapped space (why am I not surprised?). Sometimes, they are who we thought they were. But other times (I’m looking at YOU, Joe Torre) the beverages offer up a surprise.
Personally, I’m a grande bold with room, tips the change. Or I did until I read this post.
At least I’m still ahead of Taylor throws-the-drink-back-through-the-drivethru-window Swift. C’mon Taylor…that’s not our song!