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Coffee Lovers, Rejoice! Starbucks Delivers, and It's a Total Game Changer

A Starbucks coffee cup is seen inside a Starbucks Coffee shop in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018, following the company's announcement that they will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I would do anything for someone to bring me a Tall Starbucks Caramel Macchiato right now?" As it turns out, you no longer have to bribe your SO or pay an obscene amount of money to make this happen, because — drum roll, please — Starbucks delivers! (If you're just finding out about this now, don't worry, since it's a pretty recent development.)

Starting on Jan. 22, 2019, Starbucks decided to offer a delivery option through Uber Eats, which — according to Thrillistbegan in the Bay Area and then moved throughout other major cities in the months following, including LA, Chicago, Boston, NYC, and Washington, DC. Currently, delivery is also offered in Seattle, Orange County, Dallas, Houston, and Miami, bringing the total to 11 cities, though Starbucks is hoping to expand its delivery service nationwide by early 2020 by partnering exclusively with Uber Eats. "Our customers are huge Starbucks fans and love being able to get their favourite items delivered with Uber Eats speed," Jason Droege, Vice President of UberEverything, said in a statement. "We're excited to expand our partnership across the United States to make ordering their favourite coffee and breakfast sandwich as easy as requesting a ride."

So how does it work? Just like any other order you might place through Uber Eats, you simply search for Starbucks through the website or app. As delivering to your door takes a little more effort than a barista calling out your name from behind the counter, your coffee will include an additional $2.49 booking fee, and Starbucks Reward points can't be redeemed or earned. Drink selections are also a little limited, since you can't exactly expect your whipped cream topping to maintain its shape in transit, but 95 percent of the "core menu items" are still available to order on the Uber Eats app, according to Starbucks. You can also customise your drink just as you would on the Starbucks app.

All in all, getting coffee delivered right to your door is worth the small extra fee and the slightly limited selection. If you're putting in an order right now, you can make our Caramel Macchiato a Venti, please.

Image Source: Getty / SAUL LOEB
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