Coffee in Wonderland

While many of us love coffee and how it literally gets us out of bed in the morning, we’ve found cheaper and tastier ways to enjoy your morning cup of brew. After all, if you’re going to indulge, it should be worth it right?

Here are some good ways that you can indulge in your frappucino, latte, or coffee AND have your Simply 7 Hummus or Lentil chips too (even though, at around 130 calories for 30 chips they’re too good to NOT call indulgent!)

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Short Drink

The sizes the “mainstream menu” gives you are “Tall,” “Grande” and “Venti,” but if you say you want the “short” size to any Starbucks drink you can receive a less expensive and smaller sized drink. Although this size is in their cash register, they don’t put it on the menu as a marketing strategy to make customers buy larger and more expensive drinks.

 

Short cappuccino

A “Short” cappuccino is a more Italian style cappuccino. Basically this cappuccino leaves out the gallons of milk Starbucks puts in for the more traditional amount of dairy that the drink originated with.

 

Red Eye

A shot of espresso in regular drip coffee.

 

Black Eye

Two shots of espresso in regular drip coffee.

 

Green Eye

Three shots of espresso in regular drip coffee. Not for anyone with a heart condition or road rage issues.

 

Poor Man’s Latte

Order an Iced Americano with no water and half ice, then you can add free half and half at the little milk and condiments table. This is the same drink as a Breve Latte but costs much less. Just watch out for the classy police. This is definitely not the most chic thing to be caught doing by your mother-in-law or boss.

 

Poor Man’s Chai Latte

Order a Chai Tea Misto with extra foam, two tea bags, and half cinnamon-half vanilla syrup. This is basically the same drink but almost half the price.

 

Cafe au Lait

If your French and looking for something nostalgic of your homeland order the Misto without foam for a classic French coffee drink.

 

French pressed coffee

You can choose any coffee they sell by the bag and have it served in a French press. For coffee snobs, this is one of the best way to appreciate all of the flavors of the coffee you chose.

 

Chocolate Cream Frapuccino

Chocolate syrup and chocolate flavoring. Lots and Lots of chocolate! Do not underestimate the amount of chocolate in this frozen blended coffee. Only for the true chocolate lover die hard.

 

Chocolate Dalmation

The Chocolate Dalmatian adds java chips and chocolate chips to a white chocolate mocha for that extra something.

 

Cake Batter Frappuccino

You can lick the edges of the cup afterwards too. The Cake Batter Frappuccino is a vanilla frap with both vanilla bean and almond flavoring.

(http://www.thedailymeal.com/ultimate-guide-starbucks-secret-menu)

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