“Iced, Ristretto, 10 shot, venti, with breve, 5 pump vanilla, 7 pump caramel, 4 Splenda, [and] poured, not shaken …” A survey of Starbucks baristas listed this order as one of the most complicated they’ve heard by a particularly persnickety patron at one of their many locations. (I’d roll my eyes, but you haven’t heard myorder yet.)

Brew, java, rocket fuel, go juice … no matter what you call it, coffee orders have gotten a lot more complicated over the years. This year, to celebrate National Coffee Day, we wanted to take a minute to wish you a happy morning and talk about our ideal cup of joe. Here’s how your friends at Southshore like their coffee.

How do YOU take your coffee?

Michele Robert Poche