Don’t get me started on caramel macchiatos. Starbucks has single-handedly ruined my ability to easily get a decent macchiato in Minneapolis. The dialog goes something like this: me – “I’d like a triple macchiato to go, please.” barrista – “Okay. *pause…turns back around* “You want a real macchiato or a caramel macchiato?” me – “A macchiato. No caramel in there, please.” barrista – ” You know what that is, right?” me – “yes. thanks.” This isn’t even at a Starbucks! People are going everywhere ordering a macchiato expecting something that tastes sugary sweet! bah! :^) This is almost as horrific as the people who expect a cappucino to be like that hazelnut flavored powder stuff you can buy at a convenience store. meh. ahhh….venting complete.