I was in my local Starbucks yesterday when I witnessed a barista tear off a sticker from the printer and make a drink that NO ONE ahead of me had ordered. 2 minutes later, a girl walked in, bypassed the line, and grabbed her coffee from the pickup counter. My jaw dropped and I vowed to attain such power for myself.
Such is the beauty of the new Mobile Order & Pay that Starbucks has rolled out across the country. Now you can order ahead via your trusty iPhone app and prepay for your drink! When you arrive at the location you pre-selected, Voila! Your order is ready and waiting for you. The app even gives you a time estimation so you can make sure to arrive while your drink is still hot.
You can even customize your drink: soy milk, espresso, no sweetener – you name it. Now if only they would deliver.