What’s In Your Red Cup?

It’s red cup time.  I know you know.  The Internet has been talking about them for weeks, and now it’s my turn.  No, not what the cup does or does not say about this time of year.  The important stuff.

starbucks red cup

What’s in YOUR red cup???

If you know anything about me from social media, it’s that I like reading, I like taking pictures, and I love coffee.  I’ve been into Starbucks since about 2001 when I got a hold of those bottle Frappuccinos.  Then someone at work gave me a gift card, and it was a wrap after that.  I became a regular coffee drinker after becoming a mom in February 2011, and I got my Starbucks gold card in October 2011.  It’s real.

So that leads me to fancy myself as a Starbucks connoisseur.  Not just the types of drinks they serve, but the types of people who drink there.  Let’s take a look into the different types of drinkers…

The Americano

You’re no nonsense.  You don’t have time for frills, and you’re probably in a rush.  You’re serious about everything.  Just don’t be one of those people who is all “I just need one thing” and push through the line.  You thought about it.  Don’t.


You like coffee.  Casually.  You probably know the baristas enough to speak and get “the usual” – but it’s more about the creamer or mocha flavor that’s added to it instead of the full strength coffee.  A cup a day will do.  That’s cool.


It’s a great mid-afternoon snack that’s just sweet enough.  But if you get it before noon, you might be 16 years old.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

You have a lot of yoga pants.

The “I don’t spend $5 for coffee that’s not that good anyway” Drink


The Half-Caf Soy Latte with No Whip and One Pump of Skinny Caramel Syrup

300 calories won’t kill you.  Live a little.  Or at least make sure your insulin levels are in check.

The Double Venti Six Pump Mocha Latte with an Extra Pump of Vanilla served at 200 Degrees

How?  How have you spent that much time on Earth to get an order that complex.  How many  drinks have you had to know that 200 degrees is the perfect temperature for you?  Was 160 too cold and 220 too hot?  How’d you get to Goldilocks status at Starbucks?

Holiday Favorites

You like warm hugs.


I know what you’re probably thinking now… So what’s MY order?  What do I get when I hit up the Sbux?  Well, my holiday favorite is the Chestnut Praline, although I didn’t get enough time with the fall Toasted Graham before everything went red.  And my everyday drink is…CHAI TEA LATTE.  I don’t even get an actual coffee every time.  Are you surprised?

red cup collage

Your turn!  What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?  That’s as much red cup controversy as I can stand.

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Breonna was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is recently married to Tyrone, a graphic designer. They currently reside on the West Side of this great city. A big fan of movies, books, photography, and Starbucks, she currently finds herself knee-deep in the throes of being a mommy to Addy {Feb 2011}. Breonna spends the typical 9-5 doing yadda yadda yadda at her job {yes, it’s that nondescript and uninteresting}. She started blogging as a way to do movie reviews, but that gave way to pregnancy blogging. She eventually landed her own space of the internet on BreWrites as well as on Twitter and Instagram {@brewrites} where she talks about everything from the sassiness of her child, to the most recent concert tickets she got her hands on, to the occasional piece of short fiction.


  1. My go to morning drink is a Venti Dark Roast with Hazelnut and Room for Cream. It rolls off the tongue like butter. My afternoon cup is usually a Grande whatever they’ve got brewed up with Hazelnut and Room for Cream. My every now and then drinks are Mocha Latte with an extra Shot and you’ve guessed it, Hazelnut ORRRRR a White Chocolate Mocha with an extra Shot and RASPBERRY syrup.. SURPRISE!!!

    Also.. I felt so special when I got my gold card, and a little concerned. But I’m over it now.


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