What we NEED is a coffee card. Small like a credit card with your name and coffee type printed on it.
Mine would read: “small skinny cappuccino, extra shot, extra hot”
It could be coded in a universal order of language (size, milk type, coffee type, temp) so that any barista can instantly create your creation.
Then I could just hand it over at any counter and get what I want.
I tried this idea out on the girl at the cafe today and she said – yes please. Some people give such long and confusing requests.
Then she could take the card and stack them up in order. Names ready to be called. They could double as reward point collectors.
Furthermore if you are ever in an accident and can’t speak, the hospital will know what you need as soon as you wake up.