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Local Coffeee Vs. Starbucks  
User currently offlineHole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Alright, my friend and I just finished discussing which is better, local coffee or corporate Starbucks. Personally, I think local coffee sucks big time. I think corporate coffee, like Starbucks, is sooo much better than crappy local coffee....

What are your opinions? Anything is welcome!


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User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Living in Seattle, big corporate Starbucks is local, and holds the title of my favorite coffee place. Besides convenience (theres practically one on every corner), they have some of the best espresso coffee I have ever had and lots of variety. Though its not as cheap, I would choose Starbucks over the corner espresso stand anyday.
Mmmm... now you've got me thirsty!


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 737 times:

Hell, I'm still trying to figure out why coffee is so trendy. It all tastes the same to me.....

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 721 times:

Yeah, I wouldn't pay extra to drink coffee from a cafe. Just make your own.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 719 times:

It all depends on your location.

Here in San Francisco, our city is infested with Starbucks.
I like most of our local places better.
Although Starbucks has a great Egg Nog Latte and there Oatmeal Cookies are good!  
I also like the beer, Red Hook Double Black Stout thats brewed with Starbucks Coffee!  

Local coffee here is better verses places like College Station, Texas I would assume Starbucks is better than your local coffe places.

Another personal favorite chain would be, believe it or not,
Texaco Gas Stations!  

I think Texaco has some of the best coffees and choises of creamers!

Try one out!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 717 times:

Can't beat the Caramel Apple Cider... mmmm Heaven  

User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 711 times:

Ok, ok... IMO, Cadbury's (spelling!) Hot Chocolate with mint flavour beats any coffee. IMO only.


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User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 702 times:

The world is becoming infested by Starbucks! I was in Portland last week and there is this little shopping mall thing in downtown and there were two Starbucks in the place and it wasn't that big plus one accros the street! In LA Coffee Bean is pretty good for corporate type coffee, I like it better than Starbucks. There is this place in the Valley called Coffee Roaster that is really good.

~N960AS

Sasha, Cadbury's hot chocolate is the best, any of their products are good, I went on a Cadbury's shopping spree at LHR last time I was there!

Um, Italy has good coffee, not very practical though!


User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 698 times:

>The world is becoming infested by Starbucks! I was in Portland last week and there is this little shopping mall thing in downtown and there were two Starbucks in the place and it wasn't that big plus one accros the street!

Where I live south of Seattle, I'd say there are at least 15 Starbucks in a five-mile radius. And a few of them are in defunct fast-food restaurant buildings with drive-thru windows. They sure are making it easy now...


User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 690 times:

I think it actually depends on WHO is making the coffee. Starbucks is a major chain and is really not the definitive voice of coffee. I've been to Seattle and find "Seattle's Best" much better. In SF, Peets or Pasqua (which was bought out by starbucks), or Caffee Trieste or Royal Ground is far superior. Now nohthing can hold a candle to the coffee you get at cafes in France or Italy but most good cafes here in SF use Motta or Ily Caffee which is the true italian coffee beans. Delicious. Also United Airlines servings of Starbucks is a joke, so watered down. If you want good airline coffee try Air France! Really!!

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 682 times:

It's the same reason some go to McDonalds whenever they travel...consistency and known value (questionable quality). I go to Starbucks because I travel worldwide frequently. I know what I'm getting. Around the USA and around the world, if you go to a local coffeehouse, you never know if they know the difference between a cappachino and a latte. The atmosphere at local coffee houses is often better, unique and has interresting people, but when I'm on my way to a norning meeting in city X, I just want my coffee they way I'm familiar with it.

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 677 times:

As for United, yes they use Starbucks beans, but the beans don't mean anything if you don't know how to prepare them!
Starbucks is really the only place that I have had good coffee 100% of the time- never a screw up.


User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 664 times:

Paper snowflakes, wooden toys
Santa in crimson robes
Delightful. Dreaming. Discovery.
A scene from an old snowglobe.

Three lights wink, presents hide
Shimmering star tops the tree
Temptations. Treasures. Traditions.
A favorite childhood memory.

-Starbucks Coffee cup




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