Doesn’t Commuting Suck!
I mean it smells, you’re stuck uncomfortably close to complete strangers, then at the end of the journey you are herded off and follow each other like sheep down endless corridors and up escalators until….
No joy there then!
If you are anything like me you will pop into your regular coffee shop, queue some more then successfully walk away with your delicious beverage. Now my Starbucks store is fast, they know me and they know what I want. But you still can’t jump the queue.
Except now you can!
If you have the Starbucks App on your phone and it’s all topped up and ready to go you can order your drink before you are at the store, then go right to the hand-off point to collect when you arrive – no queuing necessary.
None at all!
So the how to bit. You open your app and in the top right-hand corner it says order.
And so you do.
It has a really comprehensive list (well designed with lots of pretty pictures) of all the goodies Starbucks has to offer.
And you can customise it to your hearts content. Yes, I put six pumps of chai in my latte. And a shot of espresso.
It then finds your nearest store. It’ll pinpoint your location but gives you the choice to move around all the stores until your find your regular one.
If you travel overground this app brilliant, on the underground, however, it’s a race against time, waiting for your phone to connect to the wi-fi in stations and then praying the train does not pull out too quickly.
It’s the only time I’ve ever wanted the train to linger at platforms during rush hour.
If you go to Starbucks regularly and pay by app when you are there, you might as well give it a go, it’ll at least save you queuing.
Just make sure every now and again you go back to the till, otherwise the partner on there might miss you!