To be fair, as I've stated before, I like Starbucks. I have nothing against them - other than anything pumpkin or coconut flavored.
I've talked about conversations with baristas at Starbucks in the past. Sometimes it's fun, but only if there's not a line behind me. Today was a winner.
Unnamed Starbucks Barista: "What can I get started for you?"
Me: "I'd like a tall cold brew..."
Unnamed Starbucks Barista: "Great! Anything else?" (She picks up a non-hot-type cup.)
Me: "Uh. Yeah. I'd like that steamed, with room please."
Unnamed Starbucks Barista: (Strange, strange look coming my way...) "Wait. You want your COLD brew steamed?"
Me: "I do."
Unnamed Starbucks Barista: (Stranger strange look, along with a voice inflection meant to put me in my place.) "Uh...cold brew is cold."
Me: "I know. That's why I'd like it steamed. I like my cold brew hot."
Unnamed Starbucks Barista: "Well...we can't do that. That's not a thing."
Me: "It is, actually. Cold brew is just the name of the method that's used to make the coffee, and I don't like cold coffee. You should try it steamed. It's actually really, really good."
Unnamed Starbucks Barista turns to another Starbucks employee and asks if they can do this.
2nd Unnamed Starbucks Barista: "Absolutely! I've never done that, but it actually sounds really good!"
It IS good. It's really, really good. If you make cold brew at home with the Brew Tube, try it. If you order it at your local coffee shop, try it.