Starbucks Lingo

I went to Starbucks this morning and ordered a misto Americano (or an Americano misto—I don't know which it is.) I usually order an iced Americano, but it's cold today and I felt like something warm, so someone told me to order an Americano misto (or misto Americano.) Basically, it's an Americano with steamed milk.

So anyway, when I ordered my drink the barista asked me how much milk I wanted. I wasn't sure what to say so I said "a little." The guy who took my order overheard and said something like, "Oh, so you want an Americano steamer dumper then?" I don't remember exactly what he called it, but whatever it was, he made it sound like I was ordering coffee with a poop on top.

Now, in many ways this is a blog post fail because I can't remember the exact name of the drink. But for some reason "Americano steamer dumper" is sticking with me. So, I guess I'm just going to have to order it this way tomorrow?