Time was, Star­bucks sold drinks in Short, Tal­l, and Gran­de. A few years back, they switched to Tal­l, Gran­de, and Ven­ti, in a typ­i­cal ex­am­ple of su­per­siz­ing North-American food pathol­o­gy. You might have thought "Short" went away. It hasn't; in most first-class Star­bucks es­tab­lish­ments (not in­clud­ing the ones staffed by Marriot-Host minimum-wage-slaves at air­ports for ex­am­ple) you can ask for a Short what­ev­er and they'll do it for you.

And in fac­t, a Dou­ble Short Lat­te is, in terms of fla­vor in­ten­si­ty, about the best drink they have on of­fer. You heard it here first!

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