Scott Hodge


Maple Macchiato??

Oct 4, 2006


I have to admit, I was skeptical.  MAPLE Macchiato???  That just sounds wrong!  What is Starbucks thinking?!  But it was free, so I thought, "What the heck??" and tried it.  And believe it or not, I actually liked it! 

Sam (the manager): "What do you think Scott?" 

Me: "It’s sort of……well…….comforting.  It kind of reminds me of the smell of my daughters faces every Saturday morning around 10:30am.  Syrup.  Pancakes.  In a parental type of way, it’s comforting.  Yes, that’s the word!" 

Sam: "You’re in the wrong business man…"   

9 Responses to “Maple Macchiato??”

  1. John Jackson says:

    You’ve got it bad! I’ll try one next time I’m at Starbucks in our area. Am in NC now with some church planters/pastors. How is it going since Grainger? Trust that all is well…

  2. kenny says:

    wow. shocking that you enjoy a new seasonal drink from sbux. simply. shocking.
    I actually saw that on our sbux menu and imagined it being too sweet for my liking.

  3. matt says:

    I actually had maple hot wings once. That was too much. It was like eating spicy pancakes. I’ve got too much of an oversion to maple now, so I can’t imagine drinking it.

  4. Joni says:

    Ok, I’ve got one. Maple Dijon salad dressing. I kid you not. I thought the sweet & sour thing would work. Yeah. No. It was hideous. One of those Tom Hanks spitting out caviar in “Big” things. I think Maple needs to be pretty careful what it consorts with.

  5. David W says:

    OK, I”m sorry but you are there way too much if they know you on a first name basis!

  6. a maple what? honestly i expected more discipline to resist the sweet temptations. stay “strong” man.

  7. emma says:

    Haha! I like being on first name terms with the staff in my local coffee shop… at my one at home (ive recently moved to a new city – new country actually!- to study) they knew me by name, and knew what I normally had… it was nice to have a kind of ‘friendship’ with them rather than always walking in and out, and never speaking to them.
    Currently on the hunt for my new local… I think i may have already found it, but still experimenting!!

  8. coffee obsessed person says:

    Have you ever tried Caribou coffee? It’s incredible.
    Had one of those Maple Macc’s today and it was surprisingly good.

  9. Scott – I’ve been looking @ that on the menu thinking “who would DRINK that??!!” And now we know….
    Live from Vegas…rb

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