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Old 09-23-2006   #46 (permalink)
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Well,you know,you just aren't Canadian if you don't love Tim Horton's coffee.I'm sorry,but Starbucks just doesn't cut it.Don't want to start a war here,buuuuuut,have you tried the coffee from the Great White North!Nuff Said.
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Its funny to see how the counterculture becomes the culture, time after time.
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I don't get why people have to get so angry about Starshmucks. Yep, I spend $5 a coffee, and I'd like to spend less, but there isn't a place that sells a cup of espresso for less.
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At our local SB they don't have it posted, but you can order a "doppio" espresso, and it costs less -- because it's a smaller serving.
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Its funny to see how the counterculture becomes the culture, time after time.
Wow, nice observation.
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Wow, nice observation.
Its only because I am reading a book that Steve lent me. It is called The Rebel Sell, and deals with that subject, plus a bunch more. Good read.
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Starbucks a little unpopular in Seattle..

..since Howard sold the Sonics to someone in Oklahoma City.
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..since Howard sold the Sonics to someone in Oklahoma City.
It hasn't slowed them down a bit. Most people wouldn't know that the owner of Starbucks was the owner of the Sonics too!
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I like having my early morning coffee so I buy a cheap coffee maker from Wal Mart to use in the room. Leave it when we leave and get another next year. At least that's what I'm gonna do this winter.

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Old 09-23-2006   #54 (permalink)
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Starbucks doesn't excite me.

Cafe Sasta has a nice slice of carrot cake.

.. and don't forget Seņor Juan's at the shopping plaza in Playacar.


If there's one chain I'd like here it would be Pret A Manger from the UK - yummy range of sandwiches...
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SOL - I happen to love Starbucks coffee (Americano Black) but it is a little expensive AND I am going to Mexico to experience Mexican life, not Starbucks. I am looking forward to something different and don't want to see any of the fast food drive thru places.
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I AM CANADIAN and I can't stand Tim Hortons. What is it anyway - if it was real coffee why don't they sell the coffee beans They don't even grind their own beans in their restaurants let alone sell them. I'm looking forward to trying Mexican coffee - I'll bet they make theirs from real coffee beans!
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SOL - I happen to love Starbucks coffee (Americano Black) but it is a little expensive AND I am going to Mexico to experience Mexican life, not Starbucks. I am looking forward to something different and don't want to see any of the fast food drive thru places.
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free will and starbucks

I agree with you. As a matter of fact, as an American, I've always been amazed when I've been in Paris, London, or anywhere else why people would frequent a Starbucks or, McDonald's for that matter. Having said that, in my experience, having lived in the Netherlands and Germany, they are frequented not by Americans, but by locals. So, unless one believes that people are just too stupid to decide for themselves how to spend their money, one can only conclude that they are offering something that some people think has value, however the rest of us may think that is silly. After all, it's not like people put a gun to somebody's head and says, "Hey, go spend 4 bucks on coffee or we'll kill your Mom."

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O.K., here goes.

I'm from England and have been living in Dallas since June 2006.

There are a lot of things I love about the U.S.

BUT..............

The whole Starbucks thing.

It's not even good tasting coffee. AND it's expensive.

It appears that they have, somehow, managed to convince the majority of North Dallas that they really do need to spend a sizeable amount of their hard earned income on Starbucks products at least once a day.

In Plano there must be a Starbucks every 3 miles or so.

I have to admit - even I have been in a Starbucks store and drive thru a few times (it's my girlfriends fault).

I'd be really interested to know just how much the "average Starbucks fan" spends on an annual basis.

There's so much better things to spend the money on. Like margaritas in Playa.


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Old 09-23-2006   #59 (permalink)
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C'mon people...like babs said, someone likes Starbucks 'cause it's making millions!

I don't drink coffee...I drink espresso. I can't get espresso at Tim's, 7-11, or whatever else. I won't buy a regular coffee, won't drink it...I also don't use milk, I use soy, not so easy to find at just any coffee outlet...I love my espresso and my grande sugar-free vanilla soy no foam latte.

I don't get why people have to get so angry about Starshmucks. Yep, I spend $5 a coffee, and I'd like to spend less, but there isn't a place that sells a cup of espresso for less.

Many people spend $5 a day on a pack of smokes, a lottery ticket, a beer or two...and for some our joy is a coffee.

And I am guilty of enjoying getting out of my home office, sitting either inside or outside in the fresh air at Starbucks, enjoying my 'coffee', my complimentary wireless internet...
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Plenty of Starbucks around here and I'm not too keen on their coffee, but that's just my opinion. I use the same rationale for spending the big bucks to buy my own favorite Jamaican Blue Mountain beans on the net and brewin' my own, at least as a treat on the weekends and on vacation. I'll be bringing my own beans in December, and stopping at Java Joe's or Coffee Press or one of the other local joints when I feel like it. But hey, more power to you if Starbucks is your favorite cuppa joe.
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We had the most amazing coffee..more like espresso one day at our favorite place for margaritas...it's in a garden setting on 5th ave I think in the same block as the Sasta coffee shop. Ok, its been 2 years... but we are coming back in Feb. Anyway to get to my point (and I do have one), it was on a day when there was an electrical power outage all over town, and they were making it one cup at a time, I don't know how, but it was amazing...or maybe by that time we were in serious caffiene withdrawals and would have loved anything..Ok maybe I didn't have a real point, just a story.
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