Buttercups Espresso

Coffee, Tea

Hours:
13907 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
(253) 732-9471
Menu

Ratings

Google Google: 4.2
Yelp Yelp: 4

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Reviews for Buttercups Espresso

Luke Delgado

Great coffee, served by a gorgeous and kind lady. Fast and friendly service. Lots of choices regarding drinks. Prices were better than starbucks. Cute outfit, but not too skanky like you would see at Ladybug. I work right by here now, so I'm definitely coming back!

Roger P.
I feel so bad for the baristas that work for this company. Cheryl is a horrible boss and treats her employees like dirt and talks down to them. Makes remarks about body images and tries to change their appearance. I've come to the stand after she's been there and see the barista crying because of the things she says to them. She doesn't know how to run a business and I don't ever plan on visiting any of the other locations anymore. I hope her business closes and...read full review
Haley A.

Ok I'm a chick and I get the whole concept of the nudey lady for the boys, but really the coffee is wicked good. Forget Starbucks, this place is delish! Really not much else to say here...girl+some draped fabric+great coffee Can we talk about how hilarious it is this drive thru is located in a strip mall with a Christian store? God must lol on the regular.

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Hours

Monday 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Menu

Americano
Short for Caffe Americano 1 shot of espresso diluted w/ hot water so that it has the strength of a normal cup of American drip coffee
Barista
An Italian term for individuals to operate espresso machines & who serve espresso as a profession
Breve
Italian for short espresso w/ steamed half-and-half
Black Eye
A cup of drip coffee w/ two shots of espresso
Caffe Americano
1 shot of espresso diluted w/ hot water so that it has the strength of a normal cup of American drip coffee; however it is better than drip coffee because it is made to order
Café Au Lait
French style drink w/ 1/2 coffee & 1/2 steamed milk or sometimes 2/3 coffee & 1/3 steamed milk
Caffe Breve
Espresso w/ steamed half-and-half; a very rich drink
Caffe Latte
usually shortened to just Latte espresso made w/ steamed milk & frothed milk to which flavorings such as hazelnut or vanilla can be added; the milk is steamed in order to aerate it to give it the consistency to whipped cream, but without burning it. The steamed & frothed milk is poured into the espresso
Caffe Macchiato
Just Macchiato an espresso served w/ a teaspoon or two of foamed milk added to the top
Caffe Mocha
Just Mocha a latte w/ chocolate, which can be prepared w/ either steamed chocolate milk or w/ chocolate syrup & usually topped w/ whipped cream & cocoa powder
Cappuccino
A drink w/ 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, & 1/3 frothed milk on top; more foamy than a latte; can be topped w/ cinnamon or other spices
Chai Latte
Black tea w/ spices & steamed milk
Con Panne
Espresso w/ whipped cream
Crema
The golden-brown or caramel colored foam that forms on the top of an espresso
Decaf
Short for decaffeinated, in which most, but not all, of the caffeine has been removed
Doppio
Italian for double a double shot of espresso
Double
Espresso made w/ two shots
Double Double
Espresso made w/ double cream & double sugar
Dry
Espresso made without any steamed milk, just frothed milk
Espresso
A brewing process & drink in which 1/5 ounces of water are heated to 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit & forced under high pressure, usually 135 PSI, through 7 grams of compacted finely ground Arabica coffee beans, for 25 seconds. The word espresso comes from the Latin word expresere which means “to press out. Espresso is made to order, which is why we have baristas. Espresso was invented in Italy but it was not until the invention of the spring lever piston espresso machine that it became widely available as the drink we know today. Espresso is the base for other drink, such as lattes, cappuccino, macchiato & mochas, etc. Espresso served by itself has no milk added.
Half Caf
Espresso made w/ half regular & half decaf
Harmless
Decaf expresso
Flat White
A latte‏ without the frothed milk, just the steamed milk
Grande
16 Ounce cup
Latte
Espresso made w/ steamed milk & frothed milk to which flavorings such as hazelnut to vanilla can be added; the milk is steamed in order to aerate it to give it the consistency to whipped cream, but without burning it. The steamed & frothed milk is poured into the espresso
Macchiato
Espresso served w/ a teaspoon or two of foamed milk added to the top
Mocha
A latte w/ chocolate, which can be prepared w/ either steamed chocolate milk or w/ chocolate syrup & usually topped w/ whipped cream & cocoa powder
Mochaccino
A cappuccino w/ chocolate
Quad
Espresso made w/ four shots
Red Eye
A cup of drip coffee w/ a single shot of espresso added
Short
An 8 ounce cup
Shot
Brewed espresso
Single
A single shot of espresso, usually 1 to 1.5 oz.
Skinny
Made w/ non-fat milk
Skinny Harmless
Made w/ non-fat milk & decaf
Solo
Italian for: single - one shot of espresso
Tall
A 12 oz. cup
Triple
Espresso made w/ three shots
Unleaded
Espresso made‏ w/ decaf
Venti
A 20 oz. cup