The invisible, better, cheaper Starbucks cappuchino
Article explains how to get a smaller, cheaper, better cappuchino at Starbucks, and why they exist.
Link: Starbucks Economics
Annette, Monday, 1-9-06 5:10 PM
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As a former barista, I take issue with one thing in the article:

"The problem with large cappuccinos is that it's impossible to make the fine-bubbled milk froth ("microfoam," in the lingo) in large quantities, no matter how skilled the barista. A 20-ounce cappuccino is an oxymoron."

Not true. In fact, I had one customer for whom I would prepare a 20 oz. cappuccino with perfect foam AND another 12-16 oz. of straight foam in a separate cup. If you want more foam, you just need to use more milk. Maybe even 2 pitchers if necessary. It's not rocket science.
zach, Tuesday, 1-10-06 1:05 PM
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The whole thing must be a terrifically acquired taste, because I really haven't enjoyed the foaminess of the few cappuchinos I have had. It's sort of disgusting to even consider 12 ounces of straight foam. :}
Annette, Tuesday, 1-10-06 1:53 PM
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But less disgusting than the idea of drinking any coffee.
David, Tuesday, 1-10-06 3:57 PM
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I just want to mention that I appreciate all the attention paid to coffee and the making thereof, right here, on our website. You do me proud.
Annette, spelling guru that you are: "cappuccino," not "cappuchino."
I can understand your confusion, as the cappuccino is named after the Capuchin monks, noted for their peaked hoods. The peaks of foam apparently resembled these hoods to some imaginative Italian espresso lover. There are also capuchin monkeys. Whether or not they wear hoods or drink any sort of coffee beverage is open to debate, I suppose.
Dan, Wednesday, 1-11-06 3:54 PM
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I know some of you think I'm a U2 fanatic. But let's consider Dan. Who in their right mind would care enough about a capochino to find out this information, and then retain it.
David, Thursday, 1-12-06 5:28 PM
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Still better than having a man-crush on Bono.
Zach, Thursday, 1-12-06 9:24 PM
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Ha!
And yet, I must compliment Dave for his subtle misspelling of "cappuccino."
Nice touch.
Annette, Friday, 1-13-06 12:21 AM
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I don't have a crush of any sort on Bono. On the other hand, ask Trey what his new name for Bono is.
David, Friday, 1-13-06 12:02 PM
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Ooh, ooh, let me guess: is it "Jesus?"
Dan, Friday, 1-13-06 3:04 PM
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It's "Mini-Jesus".
David, Sunday, 1-15-06 2:54 AM
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