Starbucks around the World: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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June 3, 2006

Vancouver was the first official stops on my journey to visit Starbucks stores around the globe.  While I was still employed for them,  I used my employee discount wherever I traveled to get a collector’s mug.  Nowadays, I opt for a photo of me in front of the “Siren”.  Sorry to say that I have no photo of the Vancouver Starbucks, only a collector’s mug and this personal account:

Canada was a different sort of Starbucks experience.  No employee discounts for American employees, and try asking for an inch of soymilk in your Americano.  It was at that point that I actually realized I was in a different country.

Barista: “a pinch”

Me: “no, an inch”

Barista [pouring a teensy smidgen of milk into my cup]: “Like that?”

Me: “no, an inch……… oh, I mean 2.5 centimeters, please.”

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Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and critic based in Chicago, IL. She is the dance writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, a culture critic at Chicago Magazine, and has credits with See Chicago Dance, the Windy City Times, Dance Magazine and Pointe, among others. Since 2009, Lauren has blogged about dance in the American midwest at She is also a group fitness instructor and part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago

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