I like my Starbucks and usually order an Americano, which is made by adding hot water to shots of espresso. The ratios they use are 2 shots for a Tall (12 oz), 3 shots for a Grande (16 oz), and 4 shots for a Venti (20 oz).
If you do the math that is different strengths of coffee depending upon the size ordered. What simple rule do I use when ordering any size to ensure I always receive my coffee of a consistent strength?
One could order the Venti and then call for an empty smaller mug and decant to that size; both an economical and resource waste if not consuming the Venti.
Again, combining a Tall and a Venti gives the strength of a Grande. Decanting to a smaller volume (less than the 32oz) is again wasteful.
Yes, Paul looks like having solved the 'rule'.
Posted by brianjn
on 2007-08-18 23:30:55