Starbucks baristas are sharing the most ridiculous orders they've seen
It's the result of a controversial TikTok trend in which customers order the most complicated drinks they possibly can
Some of us can be very specific about our coffee. I'm sure we all know at least one person who asks for very exact orders whenever they go to Starbucks. Perhaps it's you out of your friend group who's guilty of it?
Either way, people seem to really be going in lately on complicated Starbucks orders. It's getting so out of hand, baristas who work at the ever-popular coffee chain are sharing the most ridiculous orders they've had from customers on social media.
One of the drinks that gained the most traction came from a (since deleted) tweet by user @ProjectJosiee in which a customer known simply as "Edward" asked for a drink that contained 5 bananas, 5 pumps of coffee, extra caramel crunch, extra caramel drizzle, extra whip and a whole load more on top of that!
This order, which was originally posted as a reply to the now-deleted tweet mentioned earlier, is one that apparently "comes in every other week" at the particular branch of Starbucks this Twitter user works at. Just take a look at that huge list of extra ingredients...
There's also this monstrosity, which contains 2% milk, heavy cream, Stevia and 6 different types of syrups(!) among other crazy additions:
How has this started? It's been linked to a TikTok trend where users of the fast-growing social media app have been trying to order the most outlandish drinks they can imagine and posting clips of them using the #Starbucks hashtag. Social media seems to be an absolute hotbed for weird and complicated drinks trends, as evidenced from the trend of the Unicorn Frappuccino from Instagram back in 2017.
As you can imagine, Starbucks employees are really not happy with it. Some employees have complained of the so-called TikTok drinks causing others to wait for far too long in the queue, as they take absolutely ages to make compared to regular orders. This has ended up leading to Starbucks branches becoming an absolute hellhole during busy hours. This tweet by @yashar sums up the entire situation very well:
So, should you cut back on your crazy coffee orders? I guess it depends on how complex they are. If you're only asking for a few specific things keep going at it by all means, but if you're going crazy and asking for 6 different types of syrup in your green tea, you probably should cool off a little.
Baristas already work hard enough trying to make sure everyone gets a good service. Don't make their job any more stressful than it already is!