It was standing room only at 7th and Montana this morning as the line of customers waiting to order coffee stretched all the way around the store, between the tables and beyond the espresso bar. I think I know why the wait was longer than usual. According to Our Favorite City Councilman -- who is still actively promoting the (Red) Card, Starbucks donates five cents to the global fund to save lives in Africa every time you make a transaction using the card. In other words, you could order a coffee, and then -- just before leaving the cashier -- turn around and ask for an Apple Fritter as a separate transaction, thus doubling Starbucks' charitable donation. I put it to the test this morning by ordering my usual Grande Half Caff, and then -- as a pretend afterthought -- I told the cashier that I also wanted to buy a newspaper. Ka-Ching: Starbucks donated ten instead of five cents to the Global Fund. Now if I could just figure out what happens when you really do use the card to purchase an Apple Fritter ...!