I had an interesting conversation with a barista this morning. I asked if she would stir my caramel macchiato if she put the espresso in last, so that my first sip would not be straight espresso. She told me that the baristas are trained to make the caramel macchiato by adding the espresso last. She did stir my macchiato, and said that if I order it "stirred" from now on, they will know to do that.
Seriously? Y'all have to be told to stir your drinks so that people aren't assaulted by straight espresso?
I should totally open a coffee shop. I could kick your ass.