Tuesday, January 15, 2013

chunky coffee

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.
What a better way to spend the unseasonabley warm day (especially since the ice sculpting we were going to see was cancelled due to the same warm weather). Afterwards we went to a small local lunch and coffee shop followed by a stop at my 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.
I promptly spit it out. And try not to gag on my own vomit. And then dump the remaining contents of my trusty travel mug into the sink and find many many more chunks. Dis-gus-ting.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Awwe, hahah! I LOVE my coffee too, but I'm okay with drinking it different ways (I'm that much of a caffeine addict). I usually just drink it at home though since it's a lot cheaper than Starbucks!