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Starbucks: The exploration-a second date! The notorious Mr. Greybeard, ladies and gentlemen, and I have had ongoing conversations about the siren song of the green mermaid—the one better known as Starbucks. Well, he threw down the gauntlet and asked me, the ever so humble-minded coffee guy, to search again the wares of this seller and see if there was anything I liked. To which I agreed, In this go around we did talk about the infamous coconut milk. Let me tell you my general rules with how I use almond or oat milk: oat is for savory, earthy notes like chai, hazelnut, and brown sugar; Almond is for sweet things like caramel, mocha, and so forth. Now, onto the review. I tried three different locations across the Metroplex: the first one is in Pantego on Park Row in front of the Tom Thumb, the second one is all the way out in South Ft. Worth by the Popeyes, Panda Express, and QuikTrip on 35 southbound on Everman Parkway, and the Final one was I-20 and Matlock in Arlington, TX. Why do I mention this? Well, to let you, the reader, know, I gave this a fair shake and tried it across time, space, and different locations. I got the Shaken hazelnut espresso from the first location with oat milk. It tasted like coffee; the hazelnut and the oat milk were not noticeable in this drink. I would use a standard cigar pairing of a Flathead 660 from CAO, Rock a Feller Smolder Jaw if you happen to have one, or a Rojas Bluebonnet. It was crowded, per usual, at this location, and while it did take some time to get my drink, I would not say this counts against the store. Just be aware that if you are on a…