Starbucks really?

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    Jul 07, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    What's the big deal with drinking a 5.00 cup of crap? I know the Frappuccino's are good and full of sugar and void of nutrition, but the lines are huge. So what gives? A pastry or scone that cost more than it's worth!

    Don't tell me it's like caring a Louie Wallet.....lol

    Why not shop local and put the money back into your community!!icon_idea.gif

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    Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Starbucks+Canada+plans+raise+some+drink+prices+cents+this+week/11192204/story.html

    http://www.eonline.com/news/664186/starbucks-announces-6-new-frappuccino-flavors-to-celebrate-the-drink-s-20th-anniversary
  • jayatl56

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    Jul 07, 2015 12:52 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidWhat's the big deal with drinking a 5.00 cup of crap? I know the Frappuccino's are good and full of sugar and void of nutrition, but the lines are huge. So what gives? A pastry or scone that cost more than it's worth!

    Don't tell me it's like caring a Louie Wallet.....lol

    Why not shop local and put the money back into your community!!icon_idea.gif

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    Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Starbucks+Canada+plans+raise+some+drink+prices+cents+this+week/11192204/story.html

    http://www.eonline.com/news/664186/starbucks-announces-6-new-frappuccino-flavors-to-celebrate-the-drink-s-20th-anniversary


    Totally agree and I heard yesterday that Starbucks is raising prices despite the fact that bulk coffee prices have gone down. Personally, I can't stand their coffee (or any of their products). It's overpriced and the coffee tastes burned. I'd recommend going local as well and leaving Starbucks behind
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    Jul 07, 2015 2:05 PM GMT
    Amen ! Starbucks sucks ...
    In AUstralia their had to close lots of store as aussies gos to local and better quality voffee shop now - and its a big difference - tax paid localy, job is local, and coffee are most likely to be fair trade.
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    Jul 07, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
    I no longer drink coffee, and was never an aficionado anyway, basically drank it for the caffeine jolt to wake me up. My husband hates Starbucks, finds it bitter and overpriced, as stated here. And our local Starbucks is filled with the snooty, social-climbing BMW, M-B crowd, but they do a big business. icon_question.gif

    Believe it or not he likes Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Costs way less, and he also gets an inexpensive bagel or egg croissant there, eats it happily on their outdoor patio (year-round here in Florida). He also buys their ground coffee for home brewing, tastes the same as in the store, likewise inexpensive, can beat the store brands.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 07, 2015 5:19 PM GMT
    2bnaked saidWhat's the big deal with drinking a 5.00 cup of crap? I know the Frappuccino's are good and full of sugar and void of nutrition, but the lines are huge. So what gives? A pastry or scone that cost more than it's worth!

    Don't tell me it's like caring a Louie Wallet.....lol

    Why not shop local and put the money back into your community!!icon_idea.gif

    rs_560x299-150608091130-1024.starbucks.c


    Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Starbucks+Canada+plans+raise+some+drink+prices+cents+this+week/11192204/story.html

    http://www.eonline.com/news/664186/starbucks-announces-6-new-frappuccino-flavors-to-celebrate-the-drink-s-20th-anniversary
    Because most of the local yocals are even more expensive and their coffee tastes like heated donkey piss. Starbucks is among the best coffee in town despite the fact that it is a bit too pricey.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 07, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
    HFrenchM saidAmen ! Starbucks sucks ...
    In AUstralia their had to close lots of store as aussies gos to local and better quality voffee shop now - and its a big difference - tax paid localy, job is local, and coffee are most likely to be fair trade.
    Your spelling and grammar stinksicon_exclaim.gif You have the audacity to criticize Starbucks which sells a top notch, high quality coffee and other goods. It is the locals that have the higher prices and questionable quality of coffee. I will gladly take Starbucks over local anyday.


    What the fuck is the matter with some of you Australian nationals, getting a case of the stupid. Starbucks is among the best.
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:28 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    HFrenchM saidAmen ! Starbucks sucks ...
    In AUstralia their had to close lots of store as aussies gos to local and better quality voffee shop now - and its a big difference - tax paid localy, job is local, and coffee are most likely to be fair trade.
    Your spelling and grammar stinksicon_exclaim.gif You have the audacity to criticize Starbucks which sells a top notch, high quality coffee and other goods. It is the locals that have the higher prices and questionable quality of coffee. I will gladly take Starbucks over local anyday.


    What the fuck is the matter with some of you Australian nationals, getting a case of the stupid. Starbucks is among the best.


    Babe, English is my third language.

    I did part of my master in Australia, but originaly from France, and learnt German as a second language. So gimme some slack.

    Some read for you:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20560359

    "Starbucks, for example, had sales of £400m in the UK last year, but paid no corporation tax. It transferred some money to a Dutch sister company in royalty payments, bought coffee beans from Switzerland and paid high interest rates to borrow from other parts of the business."

    That is why i'm against Starbuck, but also against the fact that fast food (yeah I count starbuck into the fast food industry) is standardizing the taste, and not from the top. I use to work as a barrista for years in Australia to pay my study, and learn english. Maybe as my english stinks, my taste and barrista skills stinks to ... Go get great coffee and muffins from starbucks, we just dont judge with the same standard.
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
    Whenever I go out for coffee, I hit up either a locally owned shop - we have an excellent bike shop/cafe nearby that caters to two of my interests - or go to 7-11. Yes, 7-11, where you can make your own coffee, the exact way YOU want it, in the size and flavor(s) you want, and never pay more than $2 for their largest, a 24 oz. cup, all w/o any attitude or pretense from the person on the other side of the counter. And, its damn good coffee, too! I'm happy to say that I believe I've been to Starbucks no more than 5 times in my life, and the most recent time was at least 5 years ago, probably at a friend's suggestion. That place, as some would have it, sucks.
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    2bnaked saidWhat's the big deal with drinking a 5.00 cup of crap? I know the Frappuccino's are good and full of sugar and void of nutrition, but the lines are huge. So what gives? A pastry or scone that cost more than it's worth!

    Don't tell me it's like caring a Louie Wallet.....lol

    Why not shop local and put the money back into your community!!icon_idea.gif

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    Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Starbucks+Canada+plans+raise+some+drink+prices+cents+this+week/11192204/story.html

    http://www.eonline.com/news/664186/starbucks-announces-6-new-frappuccino-flavors-to-celebrate-the-drink-s-20th-anniversary
    Because most of the local yocals are even more expensive and their coffee tastes like heated donkey piss. Starbucks is among the best coffee in town despite the fact that it is a bit too pricey.





    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/travel-news/melbourne-has-been-voted-as-having-the-worlds-best-coffee/story-fnjjv9zn-1226865534856

    in 2014, the best Cafe in the world was in Melbourne. Lots of great cafes in the US and over EUrope. Lived in LA for a bit, and even there, there is plenty of great places. If you to lazy to look for those places, sure you will get piss in a bowl, and getting the standarized coffee at starbucks is just the easy solution....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 07, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    HFrenchM said
    roadbikeRob said
    2bnaked saidWhat's the big deal with drinking a 5.00 cup of crap? I know the Frappuccino's are good and full of sugar and void of nutrition, but the lines are huge. So what gives? A pastry or scone that cost more than it's worth!

    Don't tell me it's like caring a Louie Wallet.....lol

    Why not shop local and put the money back into your community!!icon_idea.gif

    rs_560x299-150608091130-1024.starbucks.c


    Starbucks Canada plans to raise some drink prices by 10 to 20 cents this week

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Starbucks+Canada+plans+raise+some+drink+prices+cents+this+week/11192204/story.html

    http://www.eonline.com/news/664186/starbucks-announces-6-new-frappuccino-flavors-to-celebrate-the-drink-s-20th-anniversary
    Because most of the local yocals are even more expensive and their coffee tastes like heated donkey piss. Starbucks is among the best coffee in town despite the fact that it is a bit too pricey.





    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/travel-news/melbourne-has-been-voted-as-having-the-worlds-best-coffee/story-fnjjv9zn-1226865534856

    in 2014, the best Cafe in the world was in Melbourne. Lots of great cafes in the US and over EUrope. Lived in LA for a bit, and even there, there is plenty of great places. If you to lazy to look for those places, sure you will get piss in a bowl, and getting the standarized coffee at starbucks is just the easy solution....
    Well than bully for both Los Angeles and Melbourne, I am happy to hear that both those cities have a lot of good quality local coffee joints. What they both have does not necessarily exist in most mid sized cities. So Starbucks is going to have to do and there is nothing wrong with it.
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    Jul 07, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    We have 2 locally-owned coffee shops, not bad. One is named after the original owner, a former Wilton Manors Mayor, has great pastries, the other more like a Starbucks. Both a little pricey for some things, but not as outrageous as the subject of this post.

    They have their followings and seem to manage against our local popular Starbucks. We'll sometimes drop in on them, but as I'm not a coffee drinker it's only something like a chocolate éclair that will tempt me.
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    Jul 07, 2015 7:06 PM GMT
    I lived 5 years in the Seattle area. Where the modern US coffee craze originated.

    One time my sister visited and stayed with me, her fist time in the area. Returning from driving around in her rental car, she told me about some place she had seen she really liked, and asked if I knew it. She described it as being: "Right by the corner that has a latté stand".

    I laughed and told her that half the street corners in Seattle have latté stands, that didn't help me at all. These little temporary shacks of wood framing and plastic sheeting would be set up everywhere, running an electric cord for power to wherever they could find a friendly outlet.

    Seattle is the Coffee Capitol of the US. Why that is I don't know. Both Starbucks and SBC (Seattle's Best Coffee) originated there. I remember when Starbucks' corporate headquarters in the 1990s was in an old Sears & Roebuck building in Seattle, right across from the MotoGuzzi motorcycle shop I used. I imagine they've gone a bit upscale since then.
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    Jul 07, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    Copper star coffee here in Phoenix is a great meeting place that caters to the LGBT community with a really fun, artsy atmosphere.

    Come have TEA with ME!!

    They make an awesome green iced tea brew, and it's packed with antioxidants and a large is 2 bucks with a free refill!!icon_biggrin.gif

    BINGO....win win!!!
    SHOP LOCAL!icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 07, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    A GLBT coffee shop I liked in 2002 when I lived in Houston was "Lobo" ("wolf" in Spanish). Had a cozy sitting area of leather furniture with books on shelves, very Edwardian.

    Adjoining the coffee shop through an archway was their gay adult bookstore & gift shop. Not a lot of porno & sex toys, more serious bound studies about gay & lesbian life. I think it's long closed now, but I still have a baseball cap from there.

    And I bought my first (late) partner & me our first matching wedding rings there. Just cheap costume jewelry, to get us started. I still have his, what I carry with me when I pedal the SMART Ride to Key West for HIV/AIDS.

    Sorry, I'm rambling. But yeah, there was a gay coffee shop in Houston, whose memory I still treasure.
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    Jul 07, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    Lol I go there now and then, I like their Peach Green Tea lemonade and iced mocha frappuccino. Lol, A guy I went on a date in the past said something really funny **SO if you love starbucks, that means you're pretty much into white dudes right?? Kinda like if you wear Abercrombie, then you just like cute Blond white San Diego surfer dudes... lol icon_razz.gificon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • venue35

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    Jul 07, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    I used to get coffee from Starbucks untill I realized what thieves they are. But I Never got something that tasted bad.NEVER.
    It's not really worth it but now after 7pm all their coffee and frapuccinos are half price.
    I like white mocha chocolate (hot) or vanilla frapuccino with two squirts of hazelnut flavoring but never with whipped cream or caramel syrup.
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    Jul 07, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    Blind taste tests show that people cannot tell the difference between homemade coffee and Starbucks. Now those Frappuccino's are different.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    / exactly.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:46 PM GMT
    I only go to Starbucks to flirt with the sexy nerds.

    Other than that, I prefer my coffee from Micky D's. It tastes better and is way less expensive. But the servers are usually very unattractive. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI only go to Starbucks to flirt with the sexy nerds.

    Other than that, I prefer my coffee from Micky D's. It tastes better and is way less expensive. But the servers are usually very unattractive. icon_confused.gif


    Give 7-11 a try; you may find it even better and will certainly pay even less.
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    Jul 07, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI only go to Starbucks to flirt with the sexy nerds.

    Other than that, I prefer my coffee from Micky D's. It tastes better and is way less expensive. But the servers are usually very unattractive. icon_confused.gif


    Give 7-11 a try; you may find it even better and will certainly pay even less.
    They don't put the sugar and cream in it for you, and they don't have a drive-thru, and the crime rate at those places are way worse (been friends with several former employees who've been held up at gunpoint).

    I'll settle for 2nd best taste at 2nd best price with 1st class service and drive-thru convenience and much safer environment. icon_wink.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 07, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI only go to Starbucks to flirt with the sexy nerds.

    Other than that, I prefer my coffee from Micky D's. It tastes better and is way less expensive. But the servers are usually very unattractive. icon_confused.gif
    McDonalds coffee is the absolute worst. How you find their steaming liquid asphalt better tasting than a top notch coffee like Starbucks is just highly puzzling.icon_question.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 08, 2015 1:11 AM GMT
    I like my soy hazelnut latte or soy cafe mocha from Starbucks.

    People bitch about spending $4-5 bucks on a multi-step coffee drink and them spend the same for a beer or double that on a mixed drink that's half ice in a bar - and leave a tip on top of that.
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    Jul 08, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI like my soy hazelnut latte or soy cafe mocha from Starbucks.

    People bitch about spending $4-5 bucks on a multi-step coffee drink and them spend the same for a beer or double that on a mixed drink that's half ice in a bar - and leave a tip on top of that.


    Well how many do you drink in a day? True, at least with coffee you'll only kill someone with hyped up caffeine over load vs. running over some one as a drunk!

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    Jul 08, 2015 1:31 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Art_Deco said
    Believe it or not he likes Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

    My mother is incredibly addicted to Dunkin' Donuts coffee. She goes through the drive-through and gets her fix several times weekly.

    I never cared for Starbucks.

    He buys Dunkin' Donuts ground coffee by the bag. I bought him a Keurig single cup maker 5 years ago, with a refillable basket, in lieu of using individual "K Cups". It makes a single cup in the morning, all he wants. A bag of coffee lasts him forever.