Baristas at Starbucks sometimes get upset when customers order the “poor man’s latte”. The poor man’s latte is very clever, let me explain.
An iced grande latte consists of 2 espresso shots, milk and ice. The poor but clever man would discover, it’s $3.40 for an iced grande latte, however a double espresso on ice goes for $1.85. It has been made very clear that the milk at the condiment bar is free. So, by adding the milk yourself, you can save a whopping $1.55.
Many baristas would see a person order an doppio [double] espresso on ice and mosey on over to the free milk counter and help themselves. They would see this and think to themselves “what a cheap bastard.” But I recognize the genius and say “fucking bravo, you’ve beat the system.”