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Old 06-28-2005, 01:02 PM   #31
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I love Coffee , sorry i can drink this shit all day...it's probably doing horrible things to my insides, but it is my only drug..i love yummy alcoholic drinks but i definitely do limit myself as to not drink it often...but coffee i try anf try but it's too damn difficult...mmmmm espresso, bailey's, kalhua...

i personally don't see the big deal about starbucks, if it is a social thing then it makes sense but the coffee there is only decent there are other local coffee shops that offer more variety, lower prices, and better taste ..i guess starbucks is just 'convenient' because it is practically EVERYWHERE. If i had to drink coffee from a Corporate shop I would go with Coffee Bean, i prefer the taste.

but all you need is an espresso/coffee machine at home and you can make coffee perfect to your taste.


and an ice machine...and blender
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I prefer "Its a grind". Its a little, local chain that started here in Long Beach.

The coffee is much smoother than Starbucks.

And, the cafe mochas are made with ghiradelli chocolate
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Old 06-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #33
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my morning is not complete without an Iced Grande Vanille Latte...



i like starbucks...
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Coffee tastes like shit



not exactly but close

shit with a little bit of hickory steak sauce thrown it

blind taste test confirm this.
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Starbucks is way overpriced for the quality of coffee. Luckily I'm not a big coffee drinker so I don't go there that often. The service is almost always good, though.

Peet's Coffee tastes much, much better.
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Cosi's stuff is much better.
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Tower Records employees, Starbucks employees, MAC cosmetics girls (and guys?), Border Bookstore employees......all the same....I think they are clones of the same species or something... .....hmmm...this could be a good thread
Wow, you need to come to my MAC cosmetics! They are so unbelievably nice. I would never have purchased their make-up if they hadn't been so nice, considerate and patient with me because I'm terrified of cosmetics counters.

But when I've been to the one at Cherry Creek--! They are horrible. So mine must be really special.
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I prefer "Its a grind". Its a little, local chain that started here in Long Beach.
We have that here in west Michigan, but I've never tried (since I hate coffee).
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Cosi's stuff is much better.
Well, but that is a chain too.

Cosi bread
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its a giant corporation so by definition it must be evil!


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First of all, I've never had a drink at Starbucks that I didn't enjoy thoroughly. But just setting foot in there makes me feel like a trendy piece of shit. I'm not saying this is everyone, but oftentimes a Starbucks patron is a snooty and pompous dick. Who brings their laptop to get a fucking cup of coffee?

Starbucks isn't just a place to get a drink, it's a place to be seen. And that's my biggest problem with it. It's just a trendy hot spot for people who want to be perceived a certain way. People who buy in to the Starbucks machine and submit themselves to it. It's like a cult, in a way.

The point is, Starbucks is all well and good until you think it's a cool place to be seen. Sitting on your lappy after you've finished your coffee long ago isn't "cool", it's sad. Just get your drink and go.

Hell, I think the coffee at 7-11 is just as good.

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Interesting all that anyone's talked about is the coffee itself. Noone seems to want to talk about how Starbucks is another of those capitalist organisations who want to take over the world, exclude trade unions to ensure fairness for all employees, produce a common product in all their stores so that Americans when they travel abroad don't have to have "foreign food" and can have their double mocha skimmer latte anywhere together with their McDonalds because God forbid shallow Americans should experience the culture of the foreign land, while they sit and watch American sitcoms.

No, let's talk about the taste of the coffee.
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I don't know which thread to respond to now lol
So I'll put it in this one too -

One reason for the "hatred"
Fair Trade Issue -
http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/
http://www.globalexchange.org/campa.../starbucks.html

I just wish they would do more with the power they have, especially if they are going to keep raising thier prices, at least pay the growers what they can live on.

I'm so glad you brought that up.




Starbucks Profits as Farmers Starve
Ask them to Brew Fair Trade!

Starbucks is the largest specialty coffee chain in the world. While world coffee prices have plummeted from an average of $1/pound to less than 50 cents, Starbucks increased its profits by 34% to $46.8 million!

As a result of grassroots pressure, Starbucks now offers Fair Trade coffee BEANS in all its US stores. However, Fair Trade represents approximately 1% of all Starbucks purchases, making Starbucks one of the lowest volume Fair Trade companies. We need to increase that volume! If all Starbucks cafes were to offer BREWED Fair Trade coffee, it would represent about 37,500 pounds a day.

$2,145,000
2001 salary of Orin Smith,
CEO of Starbucks

$300
Avgerage yearly salary
for coffee farmer


What You Can Do:

Send a free fax from the Global Exchange website:
http://www.globalexchange.org/coffee

Contact Starbucks with your concerns:
Orin Smith, CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company, P.O. Box 34067 Seattle, WA 98124-1067
Fax: 06-447-3432
Email: Osmith@starbucks.com

Always ask for brewed Fair Trade
coffee when you go to Starbucks!





http://www.globalexchange.org/campai...starbucks.html




Maybe those two employees of Starbucks, if they care about this issue, want to take some form of action with their employers?
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We have that here in west Michigan, but I've never tried (since I hate coffee).

wow, you sure do! i just checked their location map and they are growing.

CA, NV, AZ, TX, FL, CO, MI, TN, MO, GA, PA!!!
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