Starbucks Pro Tip: For Here

I don’t spend a lot of time at Starbucks, for all the reasons you might imagine.

But sometimes it’s unavoidable — airports, desolate suburbia, need for anonymity — and something I’ve found that makes it slightly more bearable is the secret keyword for here.

If you place a Starbucks order for here then your coffee will be served to you in a real china mug and your food (such at it is) on a real plate.

Just beware that when you do this you’re triggering an exception, and there may be small ruptures in the coffee service while dusty cupboards are opened to locate the for here mugs.