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  • I am not a big coffee drinker. But I like my coffee in the morning. And living in Seattle where everyone has their long, convoluted, favorite caffeine concoctions that they roll off their like a badge of honor, my regular is simply a "short blonde". This is just Starbucks' way of saying a small cup of light roast.

    But I always feel weird going up to the counter and ordering "a short blonde, please."

    When I told this to a female barista at my local Starbucks, she told me without missing a beat, "just order a tall blonde then."
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