Thursday 22 April 2010

Flat White - Starbucks Ireland

I've mentioned previously how I'm fond of the style of coffee served in Australia/New Zealand called the flat white. So when I heard a rumour that Starbucks in Ireland now serve a flattie I made a mental note to give it a try. I don't think I've been back to a Starbucks since I finished my coffee odyssey. (I never did write that one up...) Today though I managed to stop by. After buying a magazine - a title I've never read before - I went for a coffee.

The sign describes the drink as something like a dark and creamy coffee that is hand crafted especially for me. I also noticed that it is more expensive than a regular latte at €3.30. And smaller. But not in a mug.

I was served by a lovely young lady who, after hand crafting my drink, gave a small exclamation of delight when she saw the pattern that she had poured. Apparently she hadn't got that result before. I was pleased for here.

Taking my coffee to a comfy chair I sat down to enjoy this moment and browse through the magazine.

What a waste of money. It was absolute rubbish and I couldn't face finishing it. I'm talking about the magazine - Philosophy Now; I was intrigued by its front cover article relating to New Atheism, but it was nothing new.

Unfortunately after a couple of sips of the coffee I had exactly the same reaction to the drink. What a shame.

7 comments:

RJ said...

funny how things like this change, yes? great to check in again.. it has been too long.

Snot Head said...

:( This entire post is somewhat disheartening. I don't often buy new magazines unless I have read an article or two while still browsing in the book store. I'm not that adventurous. I do often try new coffees, though. I had Starbucks just this morning. It had no cream or sugar in it, yet it still had a sour milk taste to it and the three or four sips I took gave me heartburn for the rest of the day. Sad. My specialty coffee never gives me heartburn or tastes like sour milk. Too bad.

Ponderingdave said...

cosmo, the old adage remains, "never judge a book (or magazine) by its cover". in this case it would ring true for both mag and coffee. better yet, "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". good luck on your future coffee and reading pursuits.

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