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Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 pm

I live in Belgium, one of the very few first world countries where Starbucks
hasn't entered the market! I was wondering about other countries?
 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 11:13 pm

The Netherlands. They had plans back in 2003 to open Amsterdam but then folded.
 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 11:14 pm

Nice to hear that the world in Belgium is still intact.  slaphappy 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 11:38 pm

They invaded to Israel but were shamefully defeated by our good coffee shops  Smile
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 11:49 pm

I believe Poland hasn't been invaded yet.





By Starbucks, that is.  Smile

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Tue May 02, 2006 11:59 pm

Starbucks is not in Argentina and probably wont for a long time because of a huge local café culture, and there is a local chain Havanna that does well and has expanded internationally.

Havanna offers more pastries, but not as many coffee varieties as Starbucks.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 12:05 am

Colombia. I believed they tried in the past but there was intense lobbying from the National Federation of Coffee Growers (Fedecafe or also known as Cafe De Colombia).

Fedecafe have started to open a few coffee shops a la Starbucks in Bogota and in the US, but I think there must be no more than 10 or so.

Oma is also a very successful coffee shop in Colombia.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 12:12 am

Go here: http://www.starbucks.com/retail/locator/default.aspx

and look at the drop down box on the bottom left. Anyone not on the list is still untainted  Smile

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 2:00 am

Can my corner be considered a country?

Oh nevermind, too late....  Sad

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 2:57 am

No Starbucks in Denmark yet  Sad

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:09 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 7):
Go here: http://www.starbucks.com/retail/loca....aspx

Surprised Egypt Is not on that list.


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Wed May 03, 2006 3:28 am

No Starbucks in Czech Republic and Costa Rica yet. I so loe Starbucks, I would really want them in Prague  Smile
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:32 am

AFAIK, Starbucks doesn't exist in Sweden yet, thank god!

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:39 am

I dont think we ever had Taco Bell in Poland.
 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:40 am

Serbia is not invaded yet. There are no Starbucks in Belgrade nor in any other place here.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 12):
AFAIK, Starbucks doesn't exist in Sweden yet, thank god!

Why thank God?

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:48 am

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 10):

Surprised Egypt Is not on that list.

I didn't know they were in Egypt already, I don't recall ever seeing one there...

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:56 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 16):
didn't know they were in Egypt already



Quoting FOMEA (Reply 10):
Surprised Egypt Is not on that list

 Wink


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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 3:57 am

Quoting Windshear (Reply 15):
Why thank God?

Starbucks sucks ass. And charges way to much for a cup of coffee. The expensive coffee-shop chains we already have here are plenty, thank you very much.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting LY7E7 (Reply 3):
They invaded to Israel but were shamefully defeated by our good coffee shops

I Agree, our coffee shops are better (in my opinion) Big grin , i dont want Starbucks anytime soon in Israel  Silly
 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:01 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 18):

Ok then... Be sure to send them to Denmark if they should come to Sweden then Big grin

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:09 am

Quoting Windshear (Reply 20):

Ok then... Be sure to send them to Denmark if they should come to Sweden then

Sure, but that's your loss, man. We already have our own copy of Starbucks, Espresso House, which incidentally has a logo very similar to that of Starbucks... And they charge between �2.50 and �5 for a cup of coffee. Don't get me started on their sandwiches...

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:09 am

Rwanda is still starbucks free  biggrin 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:14 am

Aruba is still starbucks free, but then again, I like thier stuff, dont get it all the time, but I do green tea few times a week.... But we got em in my town so...
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting Windshear (Reply 15):
Why thank God?

They probably pay better than any of the indie/hippie/momnpop coffee shops in the US and serve a more consistent product. Other coffee shops can now charge $5 for a cup of coffee which was unheard of until Starbucks came along. Some of the European customers who look down their nose most at Starbucks have some of the most profitable franchises. If you don't like it, don't go.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:04 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 21):
Sure, but that's your loss, man. We already have our own copy of Starbucks, Espresso House, which incidentally has a logo very similar to that of Starbucks... And they charge between �2.50 and �5 for a cup of coffee. Don't get me started on their sandwiches...

So we have two major Danish brands as well what is your point?!
Afraid of competition or are you just being nationalistic? Big grin

I like Starbucks and as we have 711 and the likes why not Starbucks?

Some Danish competitors:
http://www.amokka.dk/composite-297.htm
http://www.baresso.dk/Default.asp?ID=56

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 24):
Some of the European customers who look down their nose most at Starbucks have some of the most profitable franchises. If you don't like it, don't go.

Yeah probably.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:28 am

Quoting Windshear (Reply 25):
Afraid of competition or are you just being nationalistic?

I sure as hell hope not  Smile

I just don't want every cup of coffee to cost an arm and a leg! Cheap coffee to the people!

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:41 am

No Starbucks, Taco Bell, Burger King, Wendy's.....
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Wed May 03, 2006 5:50 am

Starf*cks has successfuly invaded Canada especially in the Chapter's bookstore.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:51 am

I think Starbucks has begun the invasion over here. Most of the potential coffee places are taken by Gloria Jeans, Muffin Break, Mcafe and Michels.
 
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Wed May 03, 2006 6:20 am

No Starbucks in Estonia.
 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 6:20 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 26):
Cheap coffee to the people!

Ah ok so I've just confused nationalist with socialist then  Silly

Hygge..  Wink
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 6:40 am

No Starbucks here, despite the fact that a large part of the coffee they use comes from Guatemala.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 6:49 am

None in Cuba when we visited last month.

Not a surprise really given the US sanctions. Actually, it was nice to walk around Havana without seeing McDs, BKs, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc. Sadly, this situation will likely change once Castro pops his clogs.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 7:05 am

Azerbaijan, and probably the rest of the former USSR.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 7:08 am

Quoting FOMEA (Reply 17):
Wink


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Sorry brain fart. But you're right I would have expected them to be in there by now.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 7:21 am

I have never been to a starbucks, whats so good about it?
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 7:58 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 36):
I have never been to a starbucks, whats so good about it?

Nothing its basically a hangout for pretentious wankers to read, surf the net etc while sipping extortionately overpriced coffee.

I saw a special on TV where they took a sample of a few hundred people including about 26 in studio, and only one person out of that 26 identified Starbucks coffee correctly in the crowd.

There were people who did the test who went on about how wonderful starbucks was and when they took the anon taste test picked instant coffee, like Nescafe.

So to answer your question in one word: nothing.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 37):
I saw a special on TV where they took a sample of a few hundred people including about 26 in studio, and only one person out of that 26 identified Starbucks coffee correctly in the crowd.

There were people who did the test who went on about how wonderful starbucks was and when they took the anon taste test picked instant coffee, like Nescafe.

They had something similar on CNN not too long ago. They did a blind taste test of Starbucks vs. McDonald's coffee. The majority said that McDonald's tasted better. The testers were all shocked when it was revealed to them they enjoyed McDonald's over Starbucks.

Anyways...I agree with people on here that Starbucks serves very mediocre coffee at very high prices.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting Max999 (Reply 38):

Anyways...I agree with people on here that Starbucks serves very mediocre coffee at very high prices.

Seconded. IMO Waffle House's coffee is one of the better ones out there.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 9:17 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 36):
I have never been to a starbucks, whats so good about it?



Quoting YOWza (Reply 37):
Nothing its basically a hangout for pretentious wankers to read, surf the net etc while sipping extortionately overpriced coffee.

I agree. There is one right by my work in a very affluent area. I sit down in their huge fluffy chairs and read for an hour or two while people watching. (Primarily women's asses and fake cleavage) I have also met some very interesting people as well as a few business clients.

All for a $4 Frappachino. I could really care less about the coffee, as I like the atmosphere.
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Wed May 03, 2006 9:18 am

None in Norway either.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:13 am

Cuba, since US businesses are not allowed to operate under US law in Cuba!
 
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Wed May 03, 2006 11:52 am

Yeah there is none in cuba, lol I wish there was though. I never liked Starbucks until recent, then I got addicted. Damn Lattes.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 4:52 pm

Quoting YOWza (Reply 37):
Nothing its basically a hangout for pretentious wankers to read, surf the net etc while sipping extortionately overpriced coffee.

I think you have that slightly wrong - it's extortionately overpriced weak coffee. yes 
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:08 pm

And why is it that when I want regular black coffee, no cream, no sugar, no nuthin', I still have to go through a freaking interview so the salesperson can understand what I want? (Not just true for Starbucks, but any coffee-shop chain)

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:14 pm

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 32):
No Starbucks here, despite the fact that a large part of the coffee they use comes from Guatemala.

Speaking of another coffee-exporting country, there is not a single Starbucks here in Costa Rica. Eventually they'll come though. Too bad Starbucks has already invaded Germany apparently.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:24 pm

None in Italy also...Italian's like proper coffee.

Personally I do like their caramel frapachinno's (spelling?) but their coffee tastes like crap.

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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:29 pm

Quoting BA757 (Reply 47):
None in Italy also...Italian's like proper coffee.

True. There's nothing better than have a cup of Espresso coffe during the day. I rarely drink coffee, but I do like the taste and smell of an Espresso every now and then.
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RE: Countries Starbucks Hasn't Yet Invaded?

Wed May 03, 2006 6:05 pm

There are no Starbucks stores in Finland either. This was brought to my attention when I visited last summer, and being from Seattle (where I'm used to being able to see two at any given time), it was a welcome change. I only go there if someone gives me a gift card, otherwise, there are plenty of cool independent shops in Olympia that I'd rather give my money to.
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