I took the family to a really nice coffee house this evening. All 4 of them ordered hot chocolate, but I won’t yammer on about wasting a good coffee house experience with simple hot cocoa. It may sound cheesy, but this particular coffee house actually has a drive thru. (I know, that sorta cheapens the place — but it’s one of the nicest coffee houses I’ve visited, so I look at the drive thru as a bonus, not a detraction.)
Anywho, I realize that Venti, Grande, and Tall sound a lot cooler than, Large, Medium, and Small — but come on, who are we fooling? I feel like a real poser when I order a venti coconut soy latte with an extra shot of espresso. (Um, yum…) In fact, 9 times out of 10, I actually order a large. Venti doesn’t look or sound like a real word. It’s like “vent”, but not quite. Ugh…
Owning, or at least running a coffee house is a dream of mine. It’s one of my lifetime goals along with getting a book published, having a cabin in the woods, and owning a refrigerator with an ice dispenser in the door. I love making coffee. I love drinking coffee. I love talking about coffee. If you come over, I’ll happily make you a latte.
On a similar note, Susan had a post regarding a photo contest. The photo above is a cup of cinnamon vanilla latte I made, and *I* actually took the photo too. Maybe next month I’ll enter the contest. 🙂