I think it’s the worst kept secret that I love Starbucks. I L.O.V.E Starbucks like I’ve read the Starbucks book Onward. That Starbucks sent me. Because I love Starbucks. I was very upset when I thought I had an ALLERGY to coffee. I (and Starbucks’ CFO) was relieved to find out that I have a thyroid problem instead.
Why do I love Starbucks?
Because I do. I like that you can taste the beans when the dark roast is brewed just right. I like that the baristas genuinely seem happy to see you when you walk into the store. I like that I can pay from my iPhone. I just LIKE. I mean LOVE.
Also, the snacks are really good although I used to love the ginger molasses cookie a lot more until I found out it’s 400 calories. OMG. For a cookie. Thankfully, I can’t find the calories for my current obsession on my app. So, the pumpkin loaf with sunflower seeds on top stays a pleasure that I pretend isn’t guilty. But, I digress.
I’ve already got a single-serve machine, the Keurig, in which I brew Starbucks coffee pods (I know, I know. It sounds like I’m obsessed. I’m not.) II had a Tassimo because my husband wanted Cappuccinos and Lattes without shelling out $1000 for a fancy machine (that I want. I really do. No I don’t. Yes I do.) We got rid of it because the milk cartridges tasted like chemicals. So, I was skeptical when the barista in the Starbucks suite offered me a Verismo latte. Once she told me that the pods contain UHT milk like they use in Europe (where I spent the best 8 months of my life that I can’t remember), I decided to give it a sip. And, it was good. It tasted good. Like a latte.
Why am I telling you this? Because right now, until October 8, 2012, Starbucks is having a Pinterest contest where you can win yourself a Verismo ($199 and worth it). All you have to do is
1. Create a Pinterest board entitled, ‘It’s Possible’
2. Pin the picture of the Verismo on the entry page
3. Pin all kinds of things you think are possible.
4. Click here to enter.
Here’s my ITS POSSIBLE board.
I hope I win because my review unit that’s arriving soon will have to go back and make someone else happy but me sad.
I hope you win because, well, I’m nice like that.
By the way, I’m a purist when it comes to my Starbucks-Grande Bold in a Venti cup with non-fat milk. I’m telling you that in case you’re ever meeting up with me and want to bring me a coffee.
Note: I was in no way compensated for this post. My compensation will be your happiness when you try a Verismo cappuccino and find out that it doesn’t taste like chemicals, but in fact tastes like a cappuccino.