Originally Posted by taxlady
I hate Starbucks. I will only go there if I'm on a trip and it's the only place around. They burn their coffee beans to bitter and they have an arrogant attitude. I'm reminded of hearing someone ask, in a Starbucks, what a Venti was. The barista replied, in a very condescending manner, "It's Italian for 20 ounces. It's what it's called in Italy."
I don't think so. Not only would they not be serving 20 ounce cups of espresso in Italy, they don't use ounces. Italy has been metric for a long time (since 1861).
The coffee's no better over here.
I'd be swinging from the rafters and singing "Nellie Dean" if I drank 20 ounces of espresso at on sitting!