I went to my neighborhood Starbucks (Mockingbird and Abrams) yesterday for a venti skinny vanilla latte. But that’s not exactly news. What is of interest are the brand spankin’ new machines with which they brewed my potion. The barista said they had just gotten them in the previous night. She wasn’t sure if it was part of a companywide roll-out, because they were a matter of necessity for her store. The fancy contraptions are lower (so the coffeemakers can actually see who they’re serving) and have a more refined temperature gauge so extra-hot and kids’ temp don’t get confused.