I use to be a vente, 2%, no-whip mocha, but I decided it was too heavy on the chocolate flavor, not heavy enough on the coffee flavor AND was lacking a bit of caffeine (it takes a lot of caffeine to power a type-a PM who is working on a big project, while back-filling a key team member for the last couple months, and now the holiday season…BTW, all the presents are purchased & wrapped and 58 Christmas cards with an updated family photo are in the mail!).
I’m now a grande (coffee size), 2% (milk type), light-whip (whip-cream), triple (# of espresso shots), 2 pump (# of chocolate syrup pumps) mocha…mmmmmmmm…this stuff should be illegal!
The problem with my new coffee order is a) it’s a bit complicated, b) novice baristas don’t often understand it without asking a couple questions, and c) when the barista yells out my coffee order when it’s ready for pick-up, a few peeps might mentally slap the ‘boy…she’s high-maintenance’ label on me…but, I don’t really give a @#$%…I NEEEEEED this coffee.
Wouldn’t it be cool if the coffee joint allowed you to use a Java card to place your order and pay for your coffee…thereby completely eliminating the cashier in the middle of you and the barista making your precious brew…and therefore removing an additional opportunity to screw-up your coffee order and saving you time and them $$$ by making the cashier role an additional barista? They could sell more coffee quicker.
Plus, it would remove the need for the barista to yell out coffee orders by their sometimes complicated characteristics when they’re ready for pick up…they instead could call out your Java card # (or transaction # or public identity element (like your 1st name, nickname, etc.) on your Java card…so the paranoid security geeks don’t get their panties in a wad for publicly disclosing your Java card #).
OK…back to the PM salt mine…