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So, Starbucks . . .
http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Feb/28/starbucks-IV.jpgI'm sure you've heard about Starbuck's recent "Espresso Retraining". It was all over the news. All of the Starbucks in the country (save for the "licensed stores" in supermarkets, airports, etc.) closed down on Tuesday evening to retrain their baristas on the finer points of Starbucks academia. Now, I appreciate Lawrence's local coffee establishments and love them to death. But there's something to be said about being able to walk into any Starbucks and order a drink, getting the exact same version in Honolulu as you do in Bangor, Maine. But recently, Starbucks seems to have lost its way. And their "re-training" is supposed to focus on getting the company back to its roots: coffee.That said, I did some Googling about Starbucks. 99 percent of the results were from people hating on the corporation and praising the spirit of their local, independent coffee joints. One link caught my eye, though. "The most expensive Starbucks drink". A blogger recently set out to use his free drink coupon from Starbucks and order the most expensive coffee concoction he could come up with. The resulting $13.76 order:"A 13 shot venti soy hazelnut vanilla cinnamon white mocha with extra white mocha and caramel."Here's the link to his story: http://anerroroccurredwhileprocessingthisdirective.com/2007/09/28/the-most-expensive-drink-at-starbucks/So, can you top him? I know my double venti drip (or "Shot in the Dark" or "Red Eye") only sets me back a couple of bucks. I could buy almost seven of these caffeine laded pleasures for the price of his one. (Requisite Starbuck hating expected in the following user comments).