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Date: 24 Jul 2007 22:29:44
From: Waldo Lydecker
Subject: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
Shit, it even made the CBS National News. Wow, they are raising all
coffee drinks nine cents per drink. They could reduce it ninety cents
per drink and I would not go there. Way too expensive for coffee that
really is not that good.

I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been
see with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee
tastes like.

Waldo




 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 23:50:50
From: DangerTiger
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
On Jul 26, 6:16 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> On Jul 25, 7:17 pm, "M. Rick" <richardbla...@paris.com> wrote:
>
> > >I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been see
>
> > with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee tastes like.

Well I guess it is fashionable or the thing to do in the "REAL coffee"
community to sh*t on starbucks...
Their coffee might not be the perfect cup, however I find myself using
their BEANSSSS.



 
Date: 30 Jul 2007 23:50:13
From: DangerTiger
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
On Jul 26, 6:16 am, shane <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> On Jul 25, 7:17 pm, "M. Rick" <richardbla...@paris.com> wrote:
>
> > >I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been see
>
> > with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee tastes like.

Well I guess it is fashionable or the thing to do in the "REAL coffee"
community to sh*t on starbucks...
Their coffee might not be the perfect cup, however I find myself using
their BEANSSSS.



 
Date: 26 Jul 2007 06:16:22
From: shane
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
On Jul 25, 7:17 pm, "M. Rick" <richardbla...@paris.com > wrote:
> >I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been see
>
> with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee tastes like.
>
> Before Starbucks, most Americans couldn't tell cappuccino from capicolla.
> The chief exceptions were in NYC, Boston and San Francisco, where they had
> concentrated Italian populations. Add to that the comparatively few
> Americans who traveled to Italy and France and bothered to sample various
> coffee concoctions. Apparently Howard Schultz was one of them, and when he
> got back he began to sell those fancy drinks to Americans. They were a huge
> improvement over the swill served throughout America. Even Starbucks
> regular (burnt) coffee was an improvement, because at least you got a
> caffeine rush without drinking twenty cups.

So, if it had not been for Starbucks...



  
Date: 30 Jul 2007 01:16:50
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 06:16:22 -0700, shane <shane.olson@juno.com >
wrote:

>
>So, if it had not been for Starbucks...

...all those coffee companies around the country who were roasting &
brewing high quality coffees before starbucks would never have... oh,
well, i guess they would have afterall!



   
Date: 31 Jul 2007 08:13:38
From: M. Rick
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
>...all those coffee companies around the country who were roasting &
brewing high quality coffees before starbucks would never have... oh, well,
i guess they would have afterall!

Most of them did better business after Starbucks, thanks to increased demand
for higher quality coffee, and the huge expansion of the home espresso
market.







 
Date: 26 Jul 2007 00:17:04
From: M. Rick
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
>I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been see
with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee tastes like.

Before Starbucks, most Americans couldn't tell cappuccino from capicolla.
The chief exceptions were in NYC, Boston and San Francisco, where they had
concentrated Italian populations. Add to that the comparatively few
Americans who traveled to Italy and France and bothered to sample various
coffee concoctions. Apparently Howard Schultz was one of them, and when he
got back he began to sell those fancy drinks to Americans. They were a huge
improvement over the swill served throughout America. Even Starbucks
regular (burnt) coffee was an improvement, because at least you got a
caffeine rush without drinking twenty cups.




 
Date: 25 Jul 2007 05:41:11
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
i won't drink it -- for free.

Now if they paid us . . .


dave

"Waldo Lydecker" <ferrante276-waldolydecker@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:c6dda3pkkpga4eihnjp69tkk7mkfb3sov4@4ax.com...
> Shit, it even made the CBS National News. Wow, they are raising all
> coffee drinks nine cents per drink. They could reduce it ninety cents
> per drink and I would not go there. Way too expensive for coffee that
> really is not that good.
>
> I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been
> see with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee
> tastes like.
>
> Waldo




 
Date: 25 Jul 2007 11:36:41
From: Ogre
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
Waldo Lydecker wrote:
> Shit, it even made the CBS National News. Wow, they are raising all
> coffee drinks nine cents per drink. They could reduce it ninety cents
> per drink and I would not go there. Way too expensive for coffee that
> really is not that good.
>
> I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been
> see with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee
> tastes like.

I don't have a problem with Starbucks charging way too much for crap
coffee. They provide a service that people are willing to pay for, it's
capitalism at its best.

Doesn't mean I'll go there ... Ok, I admit it, on a rare occasion I
stop at a Starbucks for a mocha. There. It's out! Are you happy?

--
Ogre


 
Date: 25 Jul 2007 07:06:41
From: Jim
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
Waldo Lydecker wrote:

> Shit, it even made the CBS National News. Wow, they are raising all
> coffee drinks nine cents per drink. They could reduce it ninety cents
> per drink and I would not go there. Way too expensive for coffee that
> really is not that good.
>
> I guess many phonies consider it the "fashionable" thing to do: been
> see with a Starbucks coffee cup. If only they knew what real coffee
> tastes like.
>
> Waldo

It made the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. He claims they had to raise the
price in order to cover the expenses of STORING all the MONEY they make
off of their ridiculously overpriced coffee!


 
Date: 25 Jul 2007 08:59:29
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: Starbucks raising prices Aug 1st...
> Shit, it even made the CBS National News. Wow, they are raising all
> coffee drinks nine cents per drink. They could reduce it ninety cents
> per drink and I would not go there.

Or, they could remove nine cents of milk from each drink and make a better
product!