When Don first let me know about eXpresso for Starbucks Coffee I though it was an app directly from Starbucks. Turns out that Snow Storm Software created the app to help coffee newbies and connoisseurs design their drinks for the BlackBerry PlayBook. As if Starbucks was not already absurdly expensive you can tack on the relatively reasonable $1.99 cost of eXpresso to your next Starbucks order.
Keep in mind I like my coffee black , brewed, and Colombian so I don’t really understand the Starbucks addiction. Still the eXpresso app for the PlayBook seems kind of cool. It lets you dream up a new drink simply by clicking on the boxes on a simulated Starbucks cup. It will then convert your creation into “Barista Speak” which is the ridiculous language that the baristas speak at Starbucks.
Since most of you don’t have a PlayBook you can simply check out the description in App World until then. Its nice to see more useful and plausible apps showing up for the PlayBook. I could actually see Starbucks creating a similar app or licensing eXpresso when the PlayBook comes out.
PS: On a side note one of my favorite comedians, Dennis Leary, once said: Coffee doesn’t need a menu, it needs a cup! That’s all it needs! Maybe a saucer underneath the cup- that’s it!