Ah, Starbucks!

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    I am a coffee fiend, I admit it. I drink way too much of the stuff. Because of that, I tend to like weak coffee, which Starbucks is not. However, my excercise regime includes a 2 mile walk to Starbucks at least 3 times a week. I usually get an 'iced coffee', black-regular stuff. Cheap as Starbucks can be. Now the lattes are about 75% more expensive, imagine doing that on credit! :fifty:

    Think about it, $4000 in Starbucks over 10 years! That could seriously impact what career choices you make:


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    Anyone in western WA who goes to Starbucks is either a) a Californian, b) an idiot, or c) both.

    Starbucks is the most expensive of any coffee shop anywhere. I don't go to Starbucks locally unless I'm metting someone there, and then I only get drip coffee. For my regular drink (16 oz no-foam latte), Starbucks wants $3.50. The place I go to, which is a locally owned shop, charges $2.00. And between my house and the freeway, a three mile drive, there are no less than 17 places to get a latte. That includes three Starbucks, all within about a square mile of each other, which, for some reason, people keep going to, even though there are other coffee shops (and stands) that are quicker and cheaper. Boggles my mind.
     
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    I bought a Starbucks Barista for home because the $3 latte grandes (even at my local favorite non-Star coffee shop) were really adding up. It cost about $300 but it paid for itself in about two months months because you can make a 16 oz. latte for about 30 cents. And you can use the coffee of your choice too.

    I don't like putting up with egotistical Starbucks coffee clerks that think you must order your latte a certain way. This one guy kept insisting I say grande latte instead of latte grande. I told him there is no way I am going to learn a foreign language just to order a cup of coffee in America. That po'd the euro snot.
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    I don't have the time to make my own... and the $2 I spend on a latte, while it adds up, is an incredible value.

    But I agree... Starbucks baristas/baristos can be pretty stuck up. But I have met a few who are nice.
     

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