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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by robbie View Post
it tastes like coffee, and the samples were free.

i will enjoy it.

Yup.

I didn't feel like making coffee this morning, so I used the free sample and it was pretty good. Will I pay $1 a pack? No way, $.50 maybe. Just maybe.
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
those are cool. but unfortunately who wants to pack instant starbucks coffee? it tastes not that good.

Correct! Regularly brewed Starbucks is crap anyway. This new instant product approaches the regular brew but so what.

Here in Houston, they were giving away lots of samples of the instant packs at the Starbucks at Memorial and Shepherd.

I can't stand Starbucks but I still spend $90 a month there or more. But considering that I use it as a second office, place to unwind ( and read the newspapers ) and use the wifi, I really can't complain about the crappy coffee since I'm getting value for my $90.

I've always thought of Starbucks as a good meeting place, wifi location, and place to stop for a pit stop. But not as a decent coffee house.
post #33 of 53
I tried it and liked it very much. I drink a lot of coffee, and though I consider Starbucks a great spot to socialize and study for class, I do not think their coffee tastes very good. Too bitter for my taste, as if it were left on a little too long. The Via Italian instant coffee though is actually considerably less bitter than their standard Pike Place variety and when the manager gave me a sample, I wound up buying a whole cup. $1 a cup for instant is not cheap, but it's a solid cup of coffee for sure. Beats the hell out of Sanka
post #34 of 53
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
I can't stand Starbucks but I still spend $90 a month there or more.

Is Houston that devoid of good places for coffee? If I couldn't stand a place, I wouldn't spend any money there.
post #35 of 53
drinking some now, high quality for instant.
post #36 of 53
I just made a cup of the italian roast instant and I think it's quite good. Definitely the best instant I've had.
post #37 of 53
I can definitely drink it, but I'd much rather make a decent cup in a travel french press. It's not as convenient, but worth the hassle.
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by ibleedwhite View Post
Just when coffee couldnt get any worse.

personally im not a big fan of Starbucks:http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...t-coffee_N.htm
You have clearly never tried Caterer's Blend, Nescafe Blend 43, or International Roast - all fine coffees served at the metropolitan public hospitals I have worked at.
post #39 of 53
Have not tried the instant yet, though my boss gave me a couple of packets to try. I suspect most people will find the flavor more agreeable then most Starbucks drip. Even before tasting it I can predict it will most likely be smoother and easier to drink than the regular Starbucks drip coffee. If I could speculate about the reason, I guess Starbucks management decided that since they have to maintain a consistent flavor profile throughout thousands of their stores they have to roast the beans to a very dark level where the flavor profile of the roast will start to overwhelm the individuals flavor profiles of the places where the beans were grown and how they were processed. I find it ironic that a person can make a much better cup of coffee than the Starbucks drip, by using the Starbucks whole beans, a $20 grinder and a $12 press pot.
post #40 of 53
Oh come on guys.... Starbucks isn't that bad... Of course I drink coffee black so that probably has something to do with me liking it strong and darker. Maybe some of you guys should try the Guatamalea blend....much smoother.
post #41 of 53
Need a crying emoticon, so need a crying emoticon.
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
I find it ironic that a person can make a much better cup of coffee than the Starbucks drip, by using the Starbucks whole beans, a $20 grinder and a $12 press pot.

Glad I'm not the only one... I think their Italian roast is great when I make it at home. The drip coffee you get at their stores is crap though.
post #43 of 53
I finally fixed my roaster so I don't have to live off the Starbucks Komodo Dragon blend any longer. Free tip if you have to buy your beans from Starbucks, - look at the "Enjoy Before" date on the back of the bag and look for the dates at least 6.5 to 7 months away or compare to other bags nearby. Right now, I would look for dates sometime in May 2010 to get somewhat fresh roasted coffee from Starbucks.
post #44 of 53
I'm not a fan of Starbucks' regular coffee, too acidic, but their instant isn't bad... the best instant out there no doubt. It's just too expensive for what it is though, I'd rather just get real coffee. If you need instant, Trader Joe's isn't bad and it's $2.99 for a big bottle.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte... $5 a hit and totally worth it.
post #45 of 53
bought some yesterday and they gave me alot of samples too...i am to lazy to make coffee in the morning before the gym so this is perfect.
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