Its no secret, I like my coffee. And I like it a certain way. Skim milk and honey. Or sometimes agave. Weird? Maybe. I am comfortable with that.
Every so often I will order it slightly different. Either I'm feeling like a treat and want a latte or am trying to find some reasonable substitute at the moment for a shop that doesn't have my sweetener of choice.
The latter was the case for my recent coffee debacle.
My friend and I took the kids to the zoo. It was 50 degrees in January.
favortite baby store. We had a lot of fun.
This place has great soups and sandwiches and a huge drink selection. I ordered my coffee and when I realized they didn't have honey. or agave. I went for the next best thing...artificially flavored syrup of course. I wanted the peanut butter flavor since I have had their AWESOME peanut butter cup lattes ( a bit too decadent for me this day).I've also ordered it at other coffee joints before. The lady at the counter appeared slightly confused by my request, but I thought nothing of it, she seemed to figure it out and I took my drink back to my seat.
I only took a sip or two for a while, as I tend to nurse my coffee for a few hours usually anyway. I noticed it didn't seem very sweet. Which was fine. I tend to oversweeten. I could use a little less today.
It wasn't until I got home and little buddy was sleeping that I took a sip out the the last 1/3 of my drink to the unpleasant surprise of a "chunk". I just swallowed a huge chunk of something from my COFFEE!! the last place I expect to find this.
What the heck happened to my drink?
Upon further inspection I understood the problem.
My "peanut butter flavor" in my drink...was real peanut butter.
She put real peanut butter in my coffee.
I may have to take a break from anyone else handling my coffee for a while. Perhaps this is my motivation to stop buying coffee for a while and just make it at home. Where it's safe. And I have milk and honey and agave. And peanut butter that stays where it belongs.