Starbucks is one of the biggest coffee company and coffeehouse chains in America. Their customer service is top notch too. But obviously customers have to wait for some time before they receive their food. However, very few people know that there are certain tricks which can help you in getting your food at Starbucks faster. Take a look at these tricks below.
1 .First Order Your Food
This tip seems obvious, but you will be surprised to know that many people tend to order their food after a long time. So order your food first, since they will start preparing your food earlier and thus you will receive your food much faster.
2. Tell Them If You Want An Iced Drink While Ordering
Clearly specify if you want an iced drink or not when you are ordering. If you don’t, they will already provide you with normal coffee, and then if you tell them that you wanted iced drinks, its going to take a lot longer to bring your order.
Source3. Tell Them Which Drink Size You Need At The Beginning
Always remember this trick – clearly tell them which drink size you want when you are ordering. In fact, this should be the first thing you say, since it will make their jobs easier and you will receive your food faster. Also, tell them the drink specifications properly, e.g. “venti caramel macchiato with two extra pumps” can be understood better than “caramel macchiato with two extra pumps that’s a venti”. In this way, you only need to tell your order once, saving you precious time.
4. Stick to Coffee Or Tea If You Are In A Hurry
In case you are in a rush and have to quickly get your morning drink, order either plain coffee or tea. Tyler, a barista from New York City Starbucks, reported that its much faster for him to get a cup of coffee or tea than any other drink; the reason being that he can grab the drink while you are paying. Don’t try to order something extravagant such as latte, since preparing it is going to take some time.
5. Extras Should Be Named Before Main Drink
This one is an extremely important tip; always state the extras before you name your actual drink. For example, if you want a latte with soy milk and an extra shot, it is much better to say it as grande hot soy milk extra shot latte. Charlotte, a barista, posted in Instagram why this works better. Basically, if you state the extras later, the barista won’t know the specifications of the drink so he will have to wait till you state your complete order before he can start preparing. If the extras are told earlier, he can anticipate what your order will be, bringing your food faster.
6. State Your Order Slowly If You Need Multiple Drinks
Often, it is found that even though some customers have huge orders, they will state their orders so fast that the baristas can’t even understand and they have to repeat again. The best way is to inform your barista first that you will have multiple orders and then state each drink slowly.
7. Don’t order a “regular”
Never ever order a “regular” drink, since it isn’t necessary that both you and the barista call the same size regular. Next time, clearly state the size (tall, grande, venti).
8. State At The Beginning If Your Food Has To Be Warmed
Unless You Are Ordering A Sandwich, normally your food won’t be warmed until you request so. Hence, in case you want the food warmed, specify that at the beginning of your order.
9. Reload Your Money In The Mobile App Before Your Arrive At Starbucks
This is extremely important, never ever wait till you are at the register to reload your money. According to a barista, this causes the baristas to once again start the transaction from the beginning, thus causing you and the others behind you a lot of delay.
10. Tell The Barista How To Spell Your Name
In case your name is a bit complicated to spell, tell the barista how to spell it. This will avoid a lot of confusion later. Also, many people get upset that their names have been spelled wrong, so this can be avoided if they told the baristas how to spell it in the first place.