Originally Posted by rosadesal
-coffee mistos (also known as a cafe au lait at non sbux coffee shops). amazing. a coffee misto is just half coffee, half steamed milk. this is why it benefits you: say you get a latte. a tall is what, about $3? you're getting a teensy bit of espresso and a lot of milk and a little foam. granted, the espresso is stronger, but you get a half inch of it compared to 6oz. of brewed coffee which technically has about the same amount of caffeine anyway. AND, the brewed coffee changes weekly (or it should), so you get to try different kinds. if you like something fancy, add a pump of syrup, or try it with soy milk. almond soy mistos are fantastic, and you can get a venti for probably the price of a latte.
Thank you for this insider's secret!! I had read this a few days ago and then tried a misto the other night. It was soooo good! I just had a pump of vanilla in it, and found that I like it better than a lot of the specialty drinks. For one thing, it stayed HOT the entire time I was drinking it. I find that the other drinks cool off so darn quickly.
I actually don't spend a lot on Starbuck's because all my friends and family know how much I like it and buy me gift cards. I had $35 from Christmas that I just recently finished off, but got another $30 for my bday!
And now it will last longer since I know about coffee mistos!