Venti Valencia Orange Refresher

Rachel says:

Okay, this girl is rad. The Valencia Orange Refresher is one of my favourite things on the Starbucks summer menu, and I’m stoked to see that she’s biking, which is also one of my favourite things. Her name is Clementine, and she appears to be riding a cruiser, which I take to mean she bikes for fun, and to avoid traffic, and not for like, “exercise”. The adorable skirt is also a give away that she loves doing fun, breezy activity, but not getting sweaty. I think that she lives in Barcelona, so she’s probably riding on some sort of sea wall. I think she might have a degree in something unexpected, like calculus. I also think she makes her own clothes. She works as a tour guide in the Barri Gòtic. She abhors classical music, and loves spicy food. Her perfume smells like Jasmine.

Art by Kora

Venti Valencia Orange Refresher

Rachel says:

Okay, this girl is rad. The Valencia Orange Refresher is one of my favourite things on the Starbucks summer menu, and I’m stoked to see that she’s biking, which is also one of my favourite things. Her name is Clementine, and she appears to be riding a cruiser, which I take to mean she bikes for fun, and to avoid traffic, and not for like, “exercise”. The adorable skirt is also a give away that she loves doing fun, breezy activity, but not getting sweaty. I think that she lives in Barcelona, so she’s probably riding on some sort of sea wall. I think she might have a degree in something unexpected, like calculus. I also think she makes her own clothes. She works as a tour guide in the Barri Gòtic. She abhors classical music, and loves spicy food. Her perfume smells like Jasmine.

Art by Kora

Switching things up!

We’d like to get more coffee girls out, and take more orders! The way to do this is to switch gears into posting sketches. Kora is lazy, y’all. Or busy…whichever sounds better.

Stay tuned for a new girl today ♡

Peach Blossom Tea Latte (or 如意桃花红茶拿铁)
Rachel says: Lifen lives in Shanghai, where she owns and runs a traditional tea house and tea shop. It’s a dream she always had growing up, and she feels like she really lucked into the sort of “tea resurgence”. She loves the serenity of the tea room, and the fact that her two daughters can play in the garden while she’s at work. I feel like her children are really her centre. Weekends they usually spend together reading, watching movies, or baking - they love coming up with new desserts, and eating them while they’re hot out of the oven. She’s weirdly talented at pai gow, although she hardly ever plays. I think she also really enjoys going to the opera.

art by Kora

Peach Blossom Tea Latte (or 如意桃花红茶拿铁)

Rachel says: Lifen lives in Shanghai, where she owns and runs a traditional tea house and tea shop. It’s a dream she always had growing up, and she feels like she really lucked into the sort of “tea resurgence”. She loves the serenity of the tea room, and the fact that her two daughters can play in the garden while she’s at work. I feel like her children are really her centre. Weekends they usually spend together reading, watching movies, or baking - they love coming up with new desserts, and eating them while they’re hot out of the oven. She’s weirdly talented at pai gow, although she hardly ever plays. I think she also really enjoys going to the opera.

art by Kora

Rachel says: This is Aimi (left, BC Roll) and Camellia (right, Green Tea). Aimi and her cat, Wasabi, currently live in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Aimi attends Emily Carr. Camellia, who goes to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, is up for a visit. They spend their time together collaborating on ideas for movie scripts and graphic novels, in the hopes that one day they will be rich and famous.  Aimi loves to go for long walks through Stanley Park, and to Instagram pictures of her food.  If anything is particularly delicious, she will also text pictures to all her friends, with all-caps captions like “BE JEALOUS”. She loves thrift-store shopping and watching old sitcoms.  Camellia’s favourite thing in the world is poutine; she mourns the dearth of poutine in California nearly daily on her Twitter. She has a long standing love of Archie comics, and collects them to do this day. She hates socks.
 Art by Kora. 
(This was originally done as a piece for The Daily Sushi.)

Rachel says: This is Aimi (left, BC Roll) and Camellia (right, Green Tea). Aimi and her cat, Wasabi, currently live in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Aimi attends Emily Carr. Camellia, who goes to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, is up for a visit. They spend their time together collaborating on ideas for movie scripts and graphic novels, in the hopes that one day they will be rich and famous.  Aimi loves to go for long walks through Stanley Park, and to Instagram pictures of her food.  If anything is particularly delicious, she will also text pictures to all her friends, with all-caps captions like “BE JEALOUS”. She loves thrift-store shopping and watching old sitcoms.  Camellia’s favourite thing in the world is poutine; she mourns the dearth of poutine in California nearly daily on her Twitter. She has a long standing love of Archie comics, and collects them to do this day. She hates socks.


Art by Kora

(This was originally done as a piece for The Daily Sushi.)

We’ve got a fun girl coming up for our May post, hopefully next week! Stay tuned!

A sketch that never made it into a final - Grande Hazelnut Mocha.She was supposed to be our girl for November, but I just wasn’t feeling her after a couple of attempts. At least she’ll see the light of day as a sketch post!

A sketch that never made it into a final - Grande Hazelnut Mocha.

She was supposed to be our girl for November, but I just wasn’t feeling her after a couple of attempts. At least she’ll see the light of day as a sketch post!

Sketch of Melody, our Skinny Vanilla Latte.
Initially, I didn’t want to do a super tall skinny coffee girl, but the writeup Rachel did for Melody’s personality (a love of baked potatoes, and a hate for everything and everyone else) wound up being my favourite. She started off being a doodle to test a new calligraphic pen (oh that blotched foot :/), and then I realised she would fit a Skinny Vanilla Latte girl.

Sketch of Melody, our Skinny Vanilla Latte.

Initially, I didn’t want to do a super tall skinny coffee girl, but the writeup Rachel did for Melody’s personality (a love of baked potatoes, and a hate for everything and everyone else) wound up being my favourite. 

She started off being a doodle to test a new calligraphic pen (oh that blotched foot :/), and then I realised she would fit a Skinny Vanilla Latte girl.

Short Vanilla Spice Latte
Rachel says: This is Emily. Currently, she plays bass for an all-girl punk group called the Glitter Leeches. Music has always been her passion, and she’s been playing bass since she was fifteen. Of course she never played with her high school band - she was too busy feeling misunderstood and imagining herself as the lead in her own personal episode of Daria (still her favourite show). This fantasy was aided by the fact that she only ever had one really good friend, who is her best friend to this day. Now 22 years old, Emily works several part-time jobs while struggling to devote herself to music. Her favourite of these is at a dying local video store, where she is the manager. She steals rock candy swizzle sticks from the fifty-cent bin on the counter and watches Disney movies during her shifts. She loves post-apocalyptic science fiction novels, and the colour pink. 
Art by Kora

Short Vanilla Spice Latte

Rachel says: This is Emily. Currently, she plays bass for an all-girl punk group called the Glitter Leeches. Music has always been her passion, and she’s been playing bass since she was fifteen. Of course she never played with her high school band - she was too busy feeling misunderstood and imagining herself as the lead in her own personal episode of Daria (still her favourite show). This fantasy was aided by the fact that she only ever had one really good friend, who is her best friend to this day. Now 22 years old, Emily works several part-time jobs while struggling to devote herself to music. Her favourite of these is at a dying local video store, where she is the manager. She steals rock candy swizzle sticks from the fifty-cent bin on the counter and watches Disney movies during her shifts. She loves post-apocalyptic science fiction novels, and the colour pink. 

Art by Kora

Sketch of Bernadette, our Grande Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte.
One of my favourite coffee girl sketches, but her expression got lost in translation to colour. I like how she’s really distracted by those chips in this version.New coffee girl coming up soon! Stay tuned :)

Sketch of Bernadette, our Grande Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte.

One of my favourite coffee girl sketches, but her expression got lost in translation to colour. I like how she’s really distracted by those chips in this version.

New coffee girl coming up soon! Stay tuned :)

Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with Cinnamon (and whipped cream)
(Order up for kermodei, nerdygirlswag, marvel-grrl, captainjackhardness, and many anons)
Rachel says: This is Lola. She’s in her second year at Harvard, doing a masters in Business. She’s clearly on her way to a party of some sort - I’m thinking her birthday party. I feel like she might have asked her friends for a small, appropriate party, before giving them a 35-person guest list and telling them she’d “act surprised”. She’s vivacious and fun, and incredibly smart. After her degree she’ll move to New York and work semi-obsessively, so she can make enough money to retire early. She’s very driven. She also has an intense obsession with fashion; one of the reasons she looks forward to making money is that she can finally afford to splurge on all the clothes she covets. She’s less about haute couture, however, and more about finding fun or frilly outfits that make her feel excited to put them on. Forever21 is her weakness. She loves dancing, and is constantly pressing her friends to try Zumba with her. She reads her horoscope every morning, and, if no one is looking, she eats frosting right out of the can.

art by Kora

Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with Cinnamon (and whipped cream)

(Order up for kermodei, nerdygirlswag, marvel-grrl, captainjackhardness, and many anons)

Rachel says: This is Lola. She’s in her second year at Harvard, doing a masters in Business. She’s clearly on her way to a party of some sort - I’m thinking her birthday party. I feel like she might have asked her friends for a small, appropriate party, before giving them a 35-person guest list and telling them she’d “act surprised”. She’s vivacious and fun, and incredibly smart. After her degree she’ll move to New York and work semi-obsessively, so she can make enough money to retire early. She’s very driven. She also has an intense obsession with fashion; one of the reasons she looks forward to making money is that she can finally afford to splurge on all the clothes she covets. She’s less about haute couture, however, and more about finding fun or frilly outfits that make her feel excited to put them on. Forever21 is her weakness. She loves dancing, and is constantly pressing her friends to try Zumba with her. She reads her horoscope every morning, and, if no one is looking, she eats frosting right out of the can.

art by Kora