Monday, September 18, 2006

Ghetto-lattes have baristas in a froth

The Guardian, G2

By Dan Glaister

Think you know your coffee? Sip on this: what is the difference between a triple long extra pump white mocha and a triple long espresso con panna with white mocha? The answer, if you live in Seattle, home to Starbucks, is about $1.50 (80p). The drink is exactly the same, the difference is in the asking.
Some customers, though, have wised up to the world of à la carte coffee, and some baristas are, as they say, pissed. Call it the ghetto-latte wars.


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