When Phelps Orders Coffee, Starbucks Recognizes The GOAT

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.

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G.I.N.A
5 years ago

If he was a refugee they’d give him a job .

Mardo4
5 years ago

Have to recognize The GOAT made me smile. And Boomer is “kid” ….literally. 🙂

Who Cares
5 years ago

Hard to believe we’re this easily amused…..

Don
5 years ago

What happens when Lochte goes to Starbucks?

PACFAN
Reply to  Don
5 years ago

They make sure the bathroom is locked.

AvidSwimFan
Reply to  PACFAN
5 years ago

LOL

Raining Day
Reply to  PACFAN
5 years ago

hahaha best comment

THATGUY
Reply to  PACFAN
5 years ago

I say this comment deserves 100 likes

Tommyboy
Reply to  THATGUY
5 years ago

minimum

abc123
Reply to  PACFAN
5 years ago

make sure the bathroom “unlocked”; otherwise the store would be under renovation…

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  PACFAN
5 years ago

LOLzzzz

completelyconquered
Reply to  Don
5 years ago

The barista writes JEAH.

bodybyfood
Reply to  Don
5 years ago

“The goat,” with emphasis on the lowercase “g.”

ERVINFORTHEWIN
5 years ago

LOL

Quakermom
5 years ago

Phelps got married last year. So the cup is right (“Wife of GOAT”) and the article is wrong (“his fiance’e”).

ELLIE
5 years ago

I’m curious who the Friend of GOAT is. Hackett ,Schmitt or someone else?

Pvdh
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Lochte

Steff
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Probably Hackett

Raining Day
Reply to  Steff
5 years ago

It seems that Hackett is not very famous in US then

troy
Reply to  Raining Day
5 years ago

He is still not the GOAT, nor is Schmitt but, its not like Schmitt didnt have 5 olympic medals in 2012 in that meet alone.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Ervin maybe …..

Swammer181
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Schmitt- posted on her snap

bobo gigi
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Cavic

Joe Bagodonuts
Reply to  ELLIE
5 years ago

Chad – Dissed again!

Pvdh
5 years ago

It’s funny because it’s true

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