Earlier this summer, after I started my internship at Vera Bradley, I mentioned that I had been trying out drinking coffee for the first time…ever. When it was right in front of me, free, and I was tired during long days at work, I would try it out from time to time, but always with plenty of creamer. Now I am interning at Slingshot SEO, and I am once again dabbling in this drinking coffee business. With 20+ hours a week at my internship, working on campus, 12 hours of class, and driving in between everything, I get worn down pretty quickly, and the coffee that is in the break room right next to my desk is pretty tempting.
So why am I bothering to write about this whole issue? Here is the deal: For the first time…I kind of like the coffee. Yes, I said it….I like the coffee. Even though it has lots of sugar and creamer in it, I don’t cringe each time I take a drink anymore, which is most definitely progress! And, for the last few years I have been a “tea and cream-based drink only” Starbucks customer. I know every single combo of tea and syrup, and I have tried everything else that is non-coffee based. That has limited my choices a tad bit…and now I am ready to get crazy…with my Starbucks orders. The only problem is…I don’t know how to order coffee at Starbucks. No longer can I simply rattle off, “I’ll have a venti iced black tea with raspberry” (that is my go-to drink). Now, I have to learn their menu for the first time…ever. And I don’t even know what half of those words mean!! So, please comment with words of wisdom, guidance, or drink suggestions…because I truly need all the help I can get.