What Does Your Starbucks’ Drink Say About YOU?

Mrs. Suarez enjoys a cup of Starbucks coffee while working hard.

Patricia Passwaters

Mrs. Suarez enjoys a cup of Starbucks coffee while working hard.

Maria Estrada, Staff Writer

Most modern Instagram feeds are clogged with a plethora of images, each depicting hundreds of different types of brightly-colored, scrumptious-looking beverages, unified only by the green and white insignia of the Starbucks Coffee Company. A now-global corporation based in the United States, Starbucks has touched the lands of 62 different countries, and is renowned as the largest coffeehouse company on the planet.  With a selection ranging from earthy, full-leaf teas to potent, freshly-ground coffee (and everything in between), there is most definitely a drink option for everyone.

Surprisingly enough, a personality may be directly reflected in one’s chosen libation. For instance, an exhausted high school student, suffering under the oppressive weight of procrastination, after spending the entire night putting the finishing touches on a report or cramming for an exam may opt for three shots of espresso to maintain an acute level of attention during the subsequent school day.

In direct contrast with the aforementioned overburdened scholar, another customer who, for the sake of example, requests a “Tall, Soy, Nonfat, Extra-Hot Latte with Hazelnut and Caramel” is not only suffering the internalized wrath and antipathy of the irked barista, but also presenting him/herself as a  snobby, hopelessly picky individual to the rest of the coffee shop.

In accordance with the coffee-execrating minority, Starbucks also sports a multitude of different types of coffee-less potations even the most avid coffee fan would enjoy. For those with a shamelessly sweet tooth, a Java Chip Frappuccino will satisfy even the most intense saccharine desires. Sophomore Joseph Villafane said, “I like something simple but sweet. No add-ons, no changes, no special requests. I either like it as is or I don’t.”

On the healthier end of the spectrum, one might find an ever-satisfying chalice of a Very Berry Hibiscus, which derives its caffeine content from tasteless coffee extracts.  Sophomore Gisselle Gonzalez said, “For me, Starbucks says a lot about my eating habits.  I often order a non-fat, no whipped-cream drink. I love Starbucks and cutting down the calories of the beverages by ordering the skinny version is always a plus. There’s nothing like a healthy cup of coffee.”

To conclude, a drink sporting the salient, pervasive Starbucks logo may not only offer insight into a person’s personality, but also their lifestyle. With a myriad of different persuasions of thirst-quenchers, Starbucks has the ability to cater to the full spectrum of customers, from the picky coffee connoisseur to the zealous tea junkie. The next time you are caught yearning for something to banish the ubiquity of thirst, you know exactly where to go.