Solving the mystery of the elusive “short” cappuccino – by Tim Harford is an article that talks about ordering a ‘short’ drink at Starbucks – a size that doesn’t appear on the menu. Well I am here to report that this (very loosely termed) ‘hack’ works here in Australian Starbucks as well. The barista/server didn’t even bat an eyelid when I asked for a double short cappuccino. Except the double bit got sorta left out, but I was too focussed on the whole ‘short hack’ working to notice.
Tim writes : This secret cappuccino is cheaper, too—at my local Starbucks, $2.35 instead of $2.65.
Well here at my local (for today, anyway) the short cap cost me $2.95 instead of the ‘tall’ at $3.45. Sweeet.
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[Updated chart to remove the word ‘short’ and use proper link to updating chart]