QUIZ: How Well Do You REALLY Know The Starbucks Menu?

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The Starbucks menu is a complex system that most people can barely understand.There are 90,000 possible drink combinations, each of which must be recited in the correct order or the barista will correct you in front of everyone.

We’ve created a challenging quiz to see if you really know your stuff. Let us know how you did in the comments and feel free to pose your own questions.

What kind of drink is this?

A) Macchiato

B) Cappuccino

C) Caffé Misto

D) Caffé Latte

ANSWER: A cappuccino (not to be mistaken for a latte which has more milk and less foam)

Which of these drinks has the most caffeine?

A) Grande triple latte

B) Grande Mocha Frappuccino

C) Grande coffee

D) Grande Iced Double Shot

ANSWER: Old fashioned coffee is the most caffeinated drink at Starbucks (unless you add extra espresso shots to other drinks)

What is a London Fog?

A) Hot chocolate made with white mocha

B) Coffee with a shot of espresso and milk

C) Earl Grey tea with vanilla syrup, steamed milk and water

D) Frappuccino made with vanilla syrup and tea extract

ANSWER: A London Fog, aka Tazo Earl Grey Tea Latte, is Earl Grey tea with vanilla syrup, steamed milk and water

What unlisted size can you order at any Starbucks?

A) Small

B) Mezzo

C) Short

D) Ultimo

ANSWER: Order a short! This drink used to be the alternative to a tall, before Starbucks added larger sizes and stopped listing short on the menu.

The sequence in which you order drinks is important. Which of these is correct?

A) Mocha Iced No Whip Venti

B) No Whip Mocha Iced Venti

C) Venti Mocha Iced, No Whip

D) Iced Venti Mocha, No Whip

What kind of drink is this?

A) Long Espresso

B) Americano

C) French Press

D) Espresso Macchiato

ANSWER: An Americano

Some combinations of words are ignorant. Which one of these orders will not get you laughed out of the store?

A) Venti quad-shot soy white mocha

B) Grande double cappuccino, no whip

C) Venti skinny non-fat vanilla latte

D) Trenta soy doppio

The other orders will make you look ignorant because (B) cappuccino doesn't come with whipped cream; (C) saying 'skinny' and 'non-fat' is redundant; and (D) a doppio doesn't come with milk nor in different sizes.

What do you call a male barista?

A) Barrister

B) Baristo

C) Barist

D) Barista

ANSWER: Barista

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