Coffee talk with Grace

By Grace Helzer, Floating Editor

After a long and exhausting day of Zoom classes, I decided to treat myself to a nice cold iced coffee.

I honestly get coffee every day but had no idea what to get. I did not want to be basic and get my usual order, so I turned to Instagram for some guidance. I made a poll and asked my friends for their favorite/typical coffee orders!

After a large number of responses, I narrowed down my options. Finally, I decided to get an Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks.

Ordering this drink was a super easy choice to make because it does not have a large number of calories nor is it high in sugars. When compared to other Starbucks drinks, it is also super cheap.

After receiving my drink, I was very excited to try it. The latte was a really light color which made it even more enchanting to try out. I moved the drink to my lips and took my first sip.

Initially, I was thinking that there was no way this drink could possibly be as low in sugar and healthy as I read about due to the sweet taste, but it really was!

The flavor was sharp and did not have the distinct bitter taste that some people experience after drinking a Starbucks coffee product. The consistency of the coffee was very smooth and had a creamy feel to it.

Unfortunately, this drink did have a faint aftertaste that was a bit off-putting. You could really taste the artificial sweetness and vanilla that was put into the latte, which really threw me for a loop.

Regardless, I genuinely enjoyed the drink. I would recommend the Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks to my coffee drinkers that may not necessarily like the taste of the coffee.

Overall, the drink was cheap, healthier than the other drinks Starbucks offers, and pretty tasty as well!