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Old 06-30-2005, 12:44 PM   #101
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i love starbucks. and i could give a rats ass if it makes me looks trendy or not. i go there for my iced vanilla latte. thats all i care about....lol.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:53 PM   #102
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I know you go there often because you say the drink details in order
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The concept of 'coffee to go' is very much an American one. If you go overseas (particularly Italy, France or Austria), you will see that staying around sipping a cup of coffee, just chatting or, as you say, 'seeing and being seen' is very much the norm. For instance, Schultz' book talks about getting his coffee concept from the bars in Milan, Italy where, as you may imagine, being seen is very much part of the culture.

I frankly like it. It forces Americans to slow down a bit instead of always being in a rush for 'I don't know what' and I very much credit Starbucks with creating this trend.

And I also believe that if you want to impress someone or pick up girls / guys you can do better than Starbucks.

thanks for saying that! I don't see it as trendy or a place to be seen. The people at mine are quite diverse (for orange county anyways). I usually am in a hurry but one of these days I'm gonna sit and enjoy. These days there aren't many places for people from a neighborhood to be in contact with each other. The ones on their cell phones irritate me a bit, but for the most part it's a friendly atmosphere where you can make small talk.

I nearly ordered my iced venti latte at the pharmacy today Walking up to a counter it's like an automatic reflex.
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:26 PM   #104
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Haha can anybody remember on the Simpsons when Bart was getting his ear pierced and the guy at the counter says: "Ok, but hurry up in 5 minutes times they're making this place a starbucks".... then once Bart has his ear peirced he walks out drinking a coffee and all the shops have turned into starbucks.... maybe matt groening is suggesting something
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:43 PM   #106
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dont slam the starbucks.. its just a coffee place andif you dont like it dont go there, that simple. andman, i love their frappes.. yummy
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how many people have been to seattle?
I grew up watching them spread out over the city and it was amazing!
Kind of creepy, but amazing nonetheless
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I have!

I've only been out here 5 years, though. Missed the teeny beginnings of Starbucks.
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I used to go there multiple times a year while I was growing up (yeah! back in the glorious mariner years!)
and it was amazing to see starbucks spread out and then thicken, appearing across the street from one another so people walking to work didnt have to cross the street or whatnot.
It was like a whole culture
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iced chai at coffee bean....
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anybody ever had big train chai?
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:32 AM   #112
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Well I like Starbucks, I like the flavour, we have one in the office and I regularly have one to kick off my day. I ask for Faitrade.

I also buy a lot of Fairtrade goods, especially the hot chocolate.

I'll happily wear my white band and drink my coffee and I don't care what anyone else thinks. Also I'll be at the march tomorrow in Edinburgh.

Regarding the cup sizes, personally I've got more to worry myself about than if I ask for a Grande or a medium, get over it!
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starbucks is covenient, i mean they have decent drinks, a decent place, its bloody everywhere and it is open late at least in ym neighborhood. i dont go there often but still once in a while a friend sugegsts it and ill go, and yes im one of those people who stay there for 5 hours chatting away and NO it's not a "cool" thing at all.
it's just talking about the exicstence of life or therefore lack of with a close friend.
i am from mexico and there when you go have coffee it is to talk and hang out it's not to get the coffee and leave in a hurry.
things are a lot slower down in the third countries and strangely enough aside the poverty it is more relaxing.
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anybody ever had big train chai?
Nope, is it a different store?
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anybody ever had big train chai?


Sounds yummy!!!
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Nope, is it a different store?
That's the name of the drink at Starbucks. I think it's some form of tea.
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Well, we have Chai, but I don't know what Big Train is. Is "Big Train" the name of a coffee shop? Or a brand of Chai?
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:51 AM   #118
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I heard that starbucks won't never be in Colombia (Thank God) cuz someone here registered the name "starbucks" before....

Obviously we have a lot of good coffee shops here and it would be silly to have an Starbucks.
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big train is just a brand. they make a powdered chai and a "frappuccino" type mix that you can make a blended ice drink with
Its better than starbucks by a long shot IMO
I used to make it at the first coffee shop I worked at
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