A long line at a coffee shop is like seeing a long line to the washroom when you need to go. It always ends up alright, but the time before caffeine/urinating is pure hell. Coffee mega-chain Starbucks may have the answer, with an app that lets you pre-order your brew before you even walk in.
The app, reports Recode, will let caffeine-craved customers order their triple-tall-soy latte with a shot of hazelnut well before they arrive, ensuring the drink is good to go as soon as they walk through the door. Goodbye wait-times.
Starbuck's pre-order app will go into a localized testing phase in a few months, and chief digital officer Adam Brotman assures this isn't an experiment, and the app will definitely have a wide-release sooner or later. Starbucks just wants to "get things down to a science" first.
To make your life even easier, Sbux is talking to other partners about integrating a payment option in the app, making the coffee shop itself just a pick-up station. Less face-time with overly happy Starbucks people is fine with me.
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49th Parallel will be opening its doors on Friday, July 16 starting at 7 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be handing out free Beignes Lucky's to all customers.
Sounds like a pretty good reason to check out the spot if you ask me!
Plus, there will also be "coffee blends exclusive to the Old Montreal location, in addition to fan-favourite blends such as the Old School Espresso, Longitude 123°W Blend, and Organic French Roast" to try, so any coffee lover will be happy to take a trip over.
When: Officially opens Friday, July 16
Address: 488, rue McGill, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To see if British Columbian coffee can compete with Montreal flavours — and for a free donut on opening day!
Address: 1063 rue de la Montagne, corner boul. Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Quebec
Why You Need To Go: Freshly baked bread, imported cheese and food products, authentic desserts, ready-made meals, a pasta laboratory and a coffee bar make Italimenti your one-stop-shop for everything Italy in the downtown core.