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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 09:11 PM
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73. I really don't like Starbucks coffee
so I don't care what they charge. Fortunately, here in Milwaukee we have several independent coffee shops and local chains which are much better. I don't mind paying $2.00 for a coffee since I usually take up a table for an hour or more.
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  -$tarbuck$ prices go from totally fucking ridiculous to astronomically fucking ridiculous. HopeHoops  Sep-22-10 05:07 PM   #0 
  - Man, so much hate  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:09 PM   #1 
  - never tasted herpes lesions. what are they like?  ohiosmith   Sep-22-10 05:10 PM   #3 
  - Starbucks coffee strangely enough.  MattBaggins   Sep-22-10 05:20 PM   #11 
  - Kind of like salty coffee  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:24 PM   #14 
  - E-FUCKING-GADS! Try 8 O'Clock or Chock Full O' Nuts. Or get whole bean from a healthfood store.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:15 PM   #5 
  - I prefer Peets (being in CA)  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:26 PM   #16 
  - It is taste  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-22-10 05:29 PM   #20 
  - I have to have all of my coffee with cream, milk or something else  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:34 PM   #29 
  - If you like sweet, try Vietnamese coffee-- c ph sua da (iced)/c ph sua nng (hot)  pinboy3niner   Sep-22-10 06:12 PM   #63 
     - Not into it sweet - just cremed  Taverner   Sep-22-10 06:13 PM   #65 
  - Me too. I generally avoid chains, especially malicious chains.  NYC_SKP   Sep-22-10 05:49 PM   #50 
  - Not familiar with it. I did time in San Diego (job travel) but was working 18+ hours a day.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:31 PM   #23 
     - Hilarious!  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:33 PM   #26 
     - I think that's what hummingbirds live on naturally and they do NOT need refined sugar.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:39 PM   # 
     - No I understand  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:41 PM   #40 
        - Freaked the HELL out of me! The damn think looked angry at me.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:43 PM   #44 
           - The bigger they are the easier it is to swat them  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:45 PM   #45 
              - The easiest thing to do with a bat is throw a towel in the air. That will bring them down.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:50 PM   #53 
     - In the OTHER funny job travel stories department...  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:46 PM   #48 
        - It's always the opposite for me  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:50 PM   #55 
           - Oh, so YOU'RE one of the idiots we laughed at!  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 06:00 PM   #58 
     - My sun conure likes coffee  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-22-10 05:56 PM   #57 
     - LOL at "You fucking ASSHOLE"  Hello_Kitty   Sep-23-10 03:10 PM   #104 
  - so if some want their coffee from Starbcuck . . . . let them have it  DrDan   Sep-22-10 05:34 PM   #27 
  - For a lot of us, the acidity that comes with Robusto Coffee gives us problems  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:37 PM   #35 
     - and I have absolutely no problem with you getting your coffee at Starbucks  DrDan   Sep-22-10 05:47 PM   #49 
  - 8 O'Clock French Roast is totally awesome n/t  TK421   Sep-23-10 02:30 PM   #95 
  - Starbucks coffee tastes like ass.  MattBaggins   Sep-22-10 05:20 PM   #10 
     - There's a reason I call it Starburnts. nt  Codeine   Sep-23-10 01:17 PM   #84 
     - Agree with you on the dark roasts (Sumatra, etc.)  Amaril   Sep-23-10 01:33 PM   #86 
  - I pay $9.99 for 3 pounds of organic beans.  tridim   Sep-22-10 05:10 PM   #2 
  - Me too...  JuniperLea   Sep-22-10 05:19 PM   #7 
  - I'll agree with you there. We don't have a Trader Joe's around here, but there was one in Reston.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:34 PM   #28 
     - Buy beans! Make thy own!  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:55 PM   #56 
  - It's not just the cost, it's that Starbucks habitually over-roasts their beans.  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 05:34 PM   #30 
  - I love deep roasted beans...  JuniperLea   Sep-22-10 05:39 PM   #36 
  - The darker the roast, the less caffeine you ingest  tridim   Sep-22-10 05:49 PM   #52 
     - No wonder Starbucks doesn't wake me up!  JuniperLea   Sep-22-10 06:07 PM   #61 
        - Aribica (Starbucks) has less caffeine than Robusto (Maxwell House, Yuban..etc)  Taverner   Sep-22-10 06:30 PM   #70 
           - Trader Joe's French Roast  JuniperLea   Sep-22-10 06:35 PM   #71 
  - You East Coasters don't get our West Coast obsession with dark roasted coffee  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:40 PM   #39 
     - Ah, but I prefer the dark roasts...  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 05:45 PM   #46 
     - A lot of folks say Peets is burnt  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:46 PM   #47 
        - Their french roast is pretty damn good.  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 06:23 PM   #66 
           - Major Dickinson (not to be confused with Bruce Dickinson) is very good  Taverner   Sep-22-10 06:28 PM   #69 
              - Is that named after the asshole in "Good Morning Viet Nam"?  HopeHoops   Sep-23-10 11:26 AM   #78 
     - It's true  customerserviceguy   Sep-22-10 06:53 PM   #72 
     - Count Me As One  RobinA   Sep-23-10 11:38 AM   #79 
  - I agree - make the joe at home  Taverner   Sep-22-10 05:39 PM   #37 
  - They may also be raising prices to keep up with the coffee snobs --  smalll   Sep-22-10 05:11 PM   #4 
  - My wife heard a guy order a laundry list of stupid names for his "coffee" (read on)...  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:18 PM   #6 
  - 'That one' was NOT $12 dollars for a cup of coffee;  elleng   Sep-22-10 05:26 PM   #17 
  - Nope. Been a Starbucks barista, casually dating one too.  Chan790   Sep-23-10 02:09 PM   #89 
  - When one buys a quadruple shot grande caramel mocha whatever  Missy Vixen   Sep-22-10 05:28 PM   #19 
     - I doubt it is the most expensive either - the "only" part gave that away.  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:37 PM   #33 
        - May have a problem, but its not caffeine!  elleng   Sep-23-10 02:14 PM   #91 
           - Yeah, it isn't a caffeine problem - it is a stupidity problem.  HopeHoops   Sep-23-10 02:20 PM   #92 
  - Know who I hate? Beer snobs. Budweiser and coors in a can is JUST AS GOOD  Warren DeMontague   Sep-22-10 05:49 PM   #51 
     - LOL!  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 06:25 PM   #68 
  - Overpriced shitty coffee...  driver8   Sep-22-10 05:19 PM   #8 
  - I haven't drank coffee at a Starbucks in 5 years. I just brew my own.  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:19 PM   #9 
  - Have you ever tried adding a tiny bit of salt?  tridim   Sep-22-10 05:21 PM   #12 
  - Salt blocks the receptors for bitter making coffee taste better.  MattBaggins   Sep-22-10 05:24 PM   #13 
  - No. I don't want to modify the flavor at all.  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:31 PM   #22 
  - I learned that from an Alton Brown show. Great tip. nt  Codeine   Sep-23-10 01:19 PM   #85 
  - Damn straight!  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 05:37 PM   #34 
  - BTW, guess where Arabica beans come from?  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:25 PM   #15 
  - Toledo?  HopeHoops   Sep-22-10 05:33 PM   #25 
  - I just don't see the attraction.  lpbk2713   Sep-22-10 05:28 PM   #18 
  - And those bastards  Missy Vixen   Sep-22-10 05:31 PM   #21 
  - My father tells me he drinks McDonald's coffee every day.  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:34 PM   #31 
  - Good for him  Missy Vixen   Sep-22-10 05:42 PM   #42 
  - I also drink tea regularly.  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:50 PM   #54 
     - I'm going to have to go check that out  Missy Vixen   Sep-22-10 06:01 PM   #59 
     - The Jasmine Sunflower tea is the light, flowery tea you get when you visit a Chinese or Vietnamese  4lbs   Sep-22-10 06:03 PM   #60 
     - I love those commie teas too  pinboy3niner   Sep-23-10 03:05 PM   #103 
  - To Each His Own  RobinA   Sep-23-10 11:51 AM   #81 
  - Starbucks Iced Tea  RobinA   Sep-23-10 11:47 AM   #80 
  - The only time I go to SB's is when flying  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 05:32 PM   #24 
  - Wawa has a pretty good cuppa joe  DiverDave   Sep-22-10 05:39 PM   #38 
     - As long as they keep putting out the French Roast, I'm good.  Dappleganger   Sep-22-10 05:42 PM   #41 
  - the one Good Thing I'll say about Starbucks...they offer benefits..including domestic partner  w8liftinglady   Sep-22-10 05:35 PM   #32 
  - They should charge as much as their customers are willing to pay  SmileyRose   Sep-22-10 05:42 PM   #43 
  - "Burglar" is one of my favorite movies.  Smashcut   Sep-22-10 06:09 PM   #62 
  - "I'm not going to shoot her!" "They'd shoot her in L.A." "We're not IN L.A.!"  HopeHoops   Sep-23-10 08:14 AM   #74 
     - "I got a Smith and Wesson, man, under the counter, pointin' at you!"  Smashcut   Sep-23-10 01:16 PM   #83 
        - "A cat burglar? What do you do with them all?" "Do with what?" "The cats."  HopeHoops   Sep-23-10 01:47 PM   #87 
  - I have never been to a StarBUCKS. Ever.  Chipper Chat   Sep-22-10 06:12 PM   #64 
  - make my own and take it to work ... much better  MikeW   Sep-22-10 06:25 PM   #67 
  - I really don't like Starbucks coffee  mysuzuki2   Sep-22-10 09:11 PM   #73 
  - Damn. Fraps are one of those little luxuries I like to indulge myself with.  Odin2005   Sep-23-10 08:36 AM   #75 
  - Their prices are not that much higher than the independent shops around here  PVnRT   Sep-23-10 08:43 AM   #76 
  - Facts....  RobinA   Sep-23-10 12:00 PM   #82 
  - Hell naw! They burn the beans!! UGH!! n/t  Fire1   Sep-23-10 08:46 AM   #77 
  - Just wait for their impending "stupendissimo caff con carne"  DFW   Sep-23-10 02:03 PM   #88 
  - I call them Fivebucks  mkultra   Sep-23-10 02:11 PM   #90 
  - I make my own yummy coffee concotions at home.  AtomicKitten   Sep-23-10 02:25 PM   #93 
  - Don't go there if the prices are too high. It's that easy. nt  Obamanaut   Sep-23-10 02:28 PM   #94 
  - It's more fun to bitch about it, however.  Ikonoklast   Sep-23-10 02:42 PM   #96 
     - Miz O just asked what is so funny. My day is made. Thanks. nt  Obamanaut   Sep-23-10 02:59 PM   #100 
  - don't drink coffee, never liked it, no matter who makes it. n/t  Scout   Sep-23-10 02:43 PM   #97 
  - I was never impressed with their coffee anyway....although I do like  TK421   Sep-23-10 02:44 PM   #98 
  - Why shouldn't they charge astronomical prices if people are willing to pay it?  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-23-10 02:46 PM   #99 
  - BFD. Let them charge $10/oz. If people want to pay it, let them.  Roland99   Sep-23-10 03:01 PM   #101 
  - On the other hand seriously high end espresso machines can be easily justified  Stevenmarc   Sep-23-10 03:04 PM   #102 

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