There are a few things that are wildly different at this Starbucks location, which you may not see at first glance. Because of their covert identities, the organizational method of writing names on cups to identify customers’ orders — as is customary at most Starbucks locations — simply cannot be used at the CIA Starbucks, according to The Washington Post. The paper also states that, for cyber-security reasons, customers at Stealthy Starbucks cannot enroll or receive frequent-customer rewards cards, as the personally-identifying information required to sign up could possibly be extrapolated and circulated by the wrong people.
As far as aesthetics go, the Stealthy Starbucks location does not differ greatly from other non-secret Starbucks cafes. Stealthy Starbucks customers can often be found enjoying their caffeinated beverages or warm baked goods while practicing a foreign language or conducting internal interviews for agents. As for favorite orders from this secretive squad of consumers? It depends on the time of day, according to The Washington Post. Vanilla lattes and lemon pound cakes are the most sought-after treats by agents who frequent the building during the day. But drinks that are richer in caffeine and sugar, such as double espressos and creamy Frappuccinos, are most popular amongst agents working diligently into the evening. Talk about a unique group of customers!