Originally Posted by rdawson808
This revulsion of Starbucks fascinates me. If you don't like their coffee don't go there. But clearly other people do like it. You act as if they are coming into new markets and torching their competitors' shops. bob
I think the main problem I have with Starbucks is as I stated before, the oversaturation of the market. Less than half a mile from my house, there is a strip mall with perhaps 12 stores facing the street. Two of them are Starbucks. That seems a bit much. I also get irritated at the people who proudly order the most extravagent and complex coffee drink they can think of. Half-caf skinny Double Mocha Tall Extra Squirt of Chocolate Lots of Whipped Cream No Lid Two Stir Straws Extra TLC NonFat Milk at 160 Degrees Shaken Not Stirred To Go with a demitasse of soy. (BTW I know someone who orders this, he has it printed on his business card to expedite the ordering process, I think its mostly a joke, but he drinks like four or five a week...) Starbucks makes a decent sweet drink IIRC, but their straight espresso always tastes burnt. I can't bring myself to drink a caramel macchiato, so I usually get straight shots or americanos, and they usually aren't very good. This is why I only go to Starbucks once or twice a year, if that. Back on track, I really like the logo.