Every other place has allowed pick-up and drive thru. Last week, Starbucks did too. But my beloved Starbucks is no more (it’s the only decent espresso in town). The only one within a hundred miles or so. Is closed. It’s a scary time to be alive. And I wonder what decisions were like — to officially close this location.
The barista on campus knows my order and we will mutually miss each other. I hope she still gets paid as universities move to online teaching.
And if you want to know my order: small iced Americano but in a grande cup with extra ice. She adds a splash of soy milk and caramel drizzle too. The best.