Slatester Jack Shafer has a field day with Starbucks’ newest gimmick – quotable cups courtesy the ‘Way I See It’ Series. The cups have quotes from personalities as varied as Ken Auletta, Goldie Hawn and Stephin Meritt. Shafer uses the cupquotes to riff on possible specialty coffees for a whole brew of stateside personages like Charlie Rose, Gawker, and our personal favourite, the Christopher Hitchens: a venti Irish coffee, hold the coffee. As if Hitch hasn’t come in for a beating enough of late with all the movie jokes.
But back to the coffee cups and their venti-circumferencing wisdom. With Starbucks here in Canada, why no Canadian personalities? ‘Cancontent,’ we cry! We could certainly muster up someone to say something that could rival the gems put forth by that treacly character Mitch Albom!
In the interim Torontoist opens the floor for a little Shafer-style mocha-free associating:
The Mayor’s Machiatto: Fair trade in a thermos please! Gotta reduce our waste/waist.
The Laytonlatte: Hold the froth! It gets caught in my stache.
The Alice Munro: Make it short.
Having not had our coffee yet, we hope you’ll excuse the fact that our specialty coffees are weaker than President’s Choice Decaf. TOist invites your suggestions.