Top 10 reasons why Starbucks is my favorite thing ever


Taylor Neal

Taylor Neal with her go to order at her local Starbucks location.

Taylor Neal, Copy Editor

If you know me and had to name one thing on my favorites list, you would probably put Starbucks at the number one slot. Ever since I got introduced to Starbucks, specifically the refreshers, I admittedly became addicted almost immediately.

I know I am not alone with my fairly new found addiction though. Almost every single friend or classmate has the same level of Starbucks addiction as I do…OK mine is worse.

Because I am so self aware of my addiction, I have been trying to process what has gotten me to the point of spending $55 a week on a single Starbucks refresher. So, I came up with the top 10 reasons why Starbucks is awesome.

#1 : The routine. The promised routine of including a Starbucks trip somewhere mixed into your day always makes me feel comforted. If you just got done with a long school day and have time, Starbucks. If you’re at the airport waiting for your flight, Starbucks. The comfort of having Starbucks built into your routine is addicting in itself.

#2 : The accessibility. No matter where you are, there are at least five Starbucks locations in a two mile radius of your location. If you are walking in downtown Chicago, there is a Starbucks on every corner. You will never not have access to a Starbucks, unless you live in the middle of nowhere.

#3 : Productivity levels rise. Coming from one of the biggest procrastinators in history, this is probably ironic. However whenever I am doing work at Starbucks, I swear my productivity levels exponentially increase. If you put me with my favorite refresher and a 10 pound stack of homework, I would complete it with a smile on my face. And trust me, it will get done.

#4 : It is a reward. If you need help rationalizing spending upwards of $9 for a small coffee, making it a reward works 100% of the time. Got an A on the test that you spent hours studying for (at Starbucks), you deserve that coffee. Just got done with a brutal gym session, you earned your Starbucks. This reason always helps me rationalize my favorite addiction.

#5 : Mutual meeting spot. Whenever me and my friends are bored or can’t make up our minds’ on creating plans for the day, the Starbucks option is always at the ready. Never once has the Starbucks plan failed me and my friends. Ever.

#6 : Time filler. Sitting at home and having nothing to do? Stop at your local Starbucks cafe and get your favorite coffee or drink. This experience only takes between 20-30 minutes, so short enough to not take up your entire day, but long enough that it makes you get the sense of accomplishment and say, “Hey, I did something today.”

#7: PUP CUPS. One of my favorite things that Starbucks has to offer are pup cups for your dog which are just whip cream in a cup. Just take your dog through the drive through line and order them a pup cup. Not only do the baristas gush over your cute dog, but now you and your pup can both be addicted to Starbucks.

#8 : The sweetest baristas. I am proud to say that me and my local Starbucks baristas are my besties. Not only are they the sweetest people ever to me, they also remember my name and exact order every time, (this generally requires insane consistency over an extended period of time.)

#9 : Stars. Stars is the Starbucks reward system. Basically how it works is you scan for stars every time you order and every start you earn is $1 spent. Once you get 150 stars it’s a free drink, or 400 stars is a free coffee cup/ mug. I always look forward to getting a new Starbucks cup and using it entirely with star points, because it’s free. Actually it’s not. You had to spend $400 on drinks/ food in order to get a free $20 cup but it’s OK, I love my little collection and always look forward to adding another member.

#10 : It’s just Starbucks. There are infinite reasons to just be utterly obsessed with and devoted to a fast food company. Everywhere from being the most productive person on the planet or just loving carrying around your cute little Starbucks coffee mug, I owe literally everything to this restaurant. I would not be who I am without it.