Stumbled across this post from someone that’s created diagrams of different types of coffee. Very handy, especially for those of us living in the pacific northwest, where there’s a Starbucks (or a Tully’s, or a Seattle’s Best Coffee [which is, in all actuality, a Starbucks], or a random coffee hut) on many street corners.
It’s a great way to demonstrate visually what actually goes into a coffee. I think Edward Tufte would be impressed. My favorite drink? A grande white chocolate mocha. The downside? According to Starbucks’ nutritional value page, it stocks a whopping 470 calories in just one 16 ounce serving.
As a side note, I’m continually amazed at the length of some people’s coffee orders up here. I often wonder what the longest possible coffee order is, as measured by syllables. I’d guess something on the order of a Doppio 2% Extra-Hot Espresso Macchiato. Phew, that’s 15 syllables, but only 15 calories.