American swimming legend Michael Phelps continues to kill it on the social media scene since retirement, giving us glimpses into his daily family life, speaking engagements and business ventures. Thanks to an Instagram post earlier this week, we also now know what it feels like when the 23-time Olympic gold medalist orders a simple cup of coffee.
Retrieving drinks for himself, wife and a friend while at an unidentified Starbucks, Phelps was amused with the names written on the cups identifying the drinks. Often teased for misspelling customers’ names, this particular Starbucks got it right, labeling Phelps’ cup as ‘The GOAT’, otherwise known as ‘The Greatest of All Time’ in honor of the 5-time Olympian who racked up a total of 28 Olympic medals. Nicole Phelps‘ cup was labeled ‘Wife of GOAT’, while the companion’s cup bore the name ‘Friend of GOAT’.
Since appearing on his Instagram account on March 20th, Phelps’ photo has over 177,000 ‘likes’ and included fan comments such as “Starbucks Knows” and “I mean, they ain’t lying.” Others zoomed in on exactly what drink MP ordered, noting the GOAT takes 4 shots of espresso.