WTF? Just this morning I paid $4.23 for a venti pumpkin spice latte, or as I call it decaf, skim, no-whip, crack.
$4.23 is ALOT of money for a latte and I have no one to blame but myself for this addiction (unless Starbucks REALLY IS putting crack in their drinks, because, why are they so addictive?!?).
I’ve tried cheaper lattes, including the one time in a bold move when I had a 99 cent pumpkin spice latte out of one of those machines in a Sunoco station. Basically, what comes out is hot syrup. Really, it is that grossly sweet and nasty. I’ve tried the lattes at Donna Lisa’s, Dunkin Donuts, Cool Beans, Oasis on the corner of Seventh and William Penn Way, Simpatico in the lobby of the Regional Enterprise Tower, and they all sucked compared to Starbucks. I EVEN DRANK THE COFFEE AT SHOOTZ ON THE SOUTH SIDE. I’m lucky I’m alive I tells ya, because that stuff will blind you and shut down your vital organs.
Now my latte is going to cost me $4.28. Once it passes the $4.50 cent mark, I am going to have a real hard time justifying a $5.00 cup of coffee (I believe in rounding, so right now, I’m really only paying $4).
My only hope for NOT spending $100 a month on lattes is rehab. For real.