It's funny the things you miss when you're quarantined, isn't it?
We're all thrown off our routines for the first time maybe ever, and the grappling that ensues has thrown into sharp relief everything that matters to us most.
You know, like our loved ones or whatever but also for the love of God STARBUCKS.
We are all missing Starbucks. Our kingdoms for a Starbucks!
Well, if you're in that boat you should've married celebrity stylist Brad Goreski. He's been toiling each morning to finally perfect an at-home version of his husband's favorite Starbucks order and the daily videos have become a morning ritual for scores of the quarantined.
We all know someone like stylist and television personality Brad Goreski's hubby, TV writer Gary Janetti. He's one of those coffee addicts who has a very specific Starbucks order that he has every single day.
And now that we're all locked up in the house Gary's jonesing for it pretty hard.
So Brad took it upon himself to attempt an at-home version of Gary's beloved Iced Grande Mocha No Whip with Almond Milk and Only Two Shots of Mocha (whew, a mouthful in more ways than one), which Brad thankfully has shortened to just "The Gary."
Brad—or "Bradbucks," as he dubbed himself—documented his first attempt at The Gary on Instagram and it went pretty well for a first shot.
So what did Gary think?
"I like it. It doesn't taste the same, though. It tastes different, but I like it."
Okay, so not bad, but room to improve.
And Bradbucks was on it. The next time he used tips from real, live Starbucks baristas on how to come closer to the real deal.
And Gary was involved in every detail of this bespoke drink, just like any true Starbucks addict.
And the reviews were better! Quoth Gary:
"It's good. It's good. It's better than yesterday's..."
Buuuuut he still had some notes...
"The only thing that tastes different, I think is that the coffee is different? Can you get those pods that are Starbucks pods?..."
To which Brad had a simple and direct So So did Brad nail it?
So much for customer service.
To be fair, Brad's reasoning for not obtaining more perfect ingredients was sound, given these times.
"You can go get it, I'm not leaving the house. I'll give you a mask and gloves, have fun!"
Anyway, Brad and Gary have continued the series, with the videos becoming more and more hilarious.
And Gary's morning Bradbucks run has become something of a ritual for their loyal internet followers too.
Is anyone else as invested in Bradbucks as I am or— HilDro (@HilDro)1584824825.0
Being quarantined has me looking forward to watching @mrbradgoreski make Gary his iced coffee every morning on Instagram #Bradbucks 😂— Ana Morales (@Ana Morales)1584642223.0
And they're really invested...
Hello @mrbradgoreski What would the Bradbucks uniform look like ? 🤔— Rita (@Rita)1584735412.0
@mrbradgoreski You should get that customer @GaryJanetti Gary’s number. He’s pretty cute! #Bradbucks #grandemochatwopumpsnowhipwalmondmilk— KPerd (@KPerd)1584748289.0
Why isn’t it Bradbucks time yet 😩 I’m living in the wrong time zone. @mrbradgoreski @GaryJanetti— Courtney (@Courtney)1584713949.0
It’s late morning in CA, the American people need today’s edition of Bradbucks!!!!! @mrbradgoreski @GaryJanetti #Bradbucks— Dana🎀 (@Dana🎀)1584727270.0
Sounds like Bradbucks is the new Ross and Rachel or something, with viewers hanging on every moment.
Hey, whatever gets us through this.