If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may remember about this time last year when I cried over the discovery that Starbucks Beirut started selling chai. I was the first person to order it, and I think I was the only person who ever ordered it. The baristas knew me well… so well that one time I tried to sneak in to use the bathroom, and the guy behind the counter saw me and called out, “grande chai cream frappucino?!?” I guess the fat, white, very pregnant chai order-er was hard to forget.
Unfortunately my pregnancy cravings just weren’t enough. My beloved chai did not return to Beirut this summer. So, Starbucks has lost a loyal customer (okay, not as loyal as when I was preggo and NEEDED chai every time I went outside, but loyal enough!).
But that’s okay, because there is a new coffee shop in town… with a really yummy mixed berry smoothie drink that I also need to have very often…. unfortunately no pregnancy to blame this one on!
But, the barista almost knows my name (okay, so she called me Cosette – close enough!) and they have frequent drinker cards…. that’s more than enough to bring me back!
And now I have one more thing to add to my list of “to-do’s” next time we are in America: drink a chai at Starbucks. Oddly, enough everything on my list – except spend an entire day in Target – revolves around food…. which reminds me – a new Mexican restaurant just opened up right around the corner from the church… but that’s for another post…