If you go to Starbucks today, you may notice they have a new menu (annoying!). One of the items is “Iced Vanilla Brewed Coffee.” Do not order it! It took almost ten minutes for them to get me this pre-made beverage because they ran out of iced coffee. Also, I had to repeat my order about five times before to the cashier could figure out what I was saying.
I broke my cardinal rule of consumerism (learned from Dad): never get the first model year of anything. Do not be an early adopter! Allow the manufacturer to work out all the kinks before you spend your hard earned money on their inferior product.
In this case, the coffee was bitter and despite the “vanilla” flavor, required a lot of half and half and sugar pack to make it palatable. I’m waiting at least a week before I order it again. Maybe I’ll just stick to getting the hot espresso drinks and the Frappuccinos™—that seems to be their strength.
Oh, and in case you didn’t get the message: DO NOT buy the iPhone on Friday. Give it a year.
Grateful for: coffee.