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Old 06.12.2012, 22:41
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I loved the Starbucks in the USA.. here however, I find it too ''milky'' I dont know why.. My latte just tastes like a cup of hot milk with some sugar in it, rather than a regular latte that I was used to !
Milk (if it is real milk) in the USA generally is rather thinner than overhere.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

why am i paying $2-3 more for an already pricy drink?

mmm, extra hot, non-fat peppermint white mocha
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Old 16.12.2012, 23:29
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why am i paying $2-3 more for an already pricy drink?
It's the high cost of it which makes it pricey. This is confusing.
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Old 11.01.2013, 22:48
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is simply just a place that serves drinks that are really just a big cup to make you feel like a kid and designed to make you put on weight since the servings are way larger then is healthy
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Old 11.01.2013, 22:50
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I loved the Starbucks in the USA.. here however, I find it too ''milky'' I dont know why.. My latte just tastes like a cup of hot milk with some sugar in it, rather than a regular latte that I was used to !
Because they use milk and not water with milk powder here.
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Old 11.01.2013, 23:00
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Because they use milk and not water with milk powder here.
Blah blah, starbucks in the US uses real milk. They, however, default to using 2% milk in the US - I'm not sure about here. - Former SBX barista
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Old 11.01.2013, 23:07
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

There's a lot of crap talked about Starbucks (same with any big chain, actually, as people pretend to be snobs and justify why they won't go).

If you don't like it because their espressos are bitter, then fine. That's true. They're designed to be an ingredient in a milky drink.

But ... powdered milk? The servings are too big when the customer chooses the size of drink? Give it up.
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Old 11.01.2013, 23:12
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Blah blah, starbucks in the US uses real milk. They, however, default to using 2% milk in the US - I'm not sure about here. - Former SBX barista
2% so in other words water try some real milk like 100% direct from the cow
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2% so in other words water try some real milk like 100% direct from the cow
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Old 11.01.2013, 23:15
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There's a lot of crap talked about Starbucks (same with any big chain, actually, as people pretend to be snobs and justify why they won't go).
Snob hardly, I dont frequent most of the places, I do however quite like the McCafe coffees. Just find Starbucks to be totally over rated
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Old 11.01.2013, 23:16
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2% so in other words water try some real milk like 100% direct from the cow
% of fat not % of milk. Good luck drinking 100% Every Swiss carton has the percentage on it. I believe it's 3% (close to full fat) for most, although they have a 3.5% (full fat?) "drinking milk".

I usually drink semi-skimmed in the UK, so get 1.5% here (from Germany, but that's not relevant).
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I don't really know anybody who would go to SBX for the "quality" drinks..But I know a lot, including me, who go because, you take your pick, it's warm there, the trains take time to arrive, they get served asap with stuff to go, you can change your kid there, have a sandwich, organize an event there (hello stitch and bitch, I know we made SBX famous in GE), hook to net, or whatevs anyone needs, conveniently. To bash it is so few years ago. The tea is actually nice, coffee drinkable, so there.

(it is a little weird seeing all these adults with sippy cups, true that)
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Old 12.01.2013, 10:46
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I don't really know anybody who would go to SBX for the "quality" drinks..But I know a lot, including me, who go because, you take a pic, it's warm there, the trains take time to arrive, they get served asap with stuff to go, you can change your kid there, have a sandwich, organize an event there (hello stitch and bitch, I know we made SBX famous in GE), hook to net, or whatevs anyone needs, conveniently. To bash it is so few years ago. The tea is actually nice, coffee drinkable, so there.
This is exactly how I feel. Plus there is lots of really very terrible coffee out there. Starbucks does not hold the monopoly on not great coffee.

Sadly, I've also had much worse coffee than Starbucks.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

My problem with certain large coffee and other fast food chains is the underhand tactics they use to put local small competitors out of business - and show a disregard for local communities.

This story pops up in Private Eye's "Nooks and Corners" section now and:

http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index...visitor-centre

The other tactic they - and other large retail chains - frequently employ is to open several branches within close proximity to other locally run outlets, price them out of business then consolidate everything into a single branch. The net result is every high street looks the same and there is less consumer choice.

No doubt someone on here will retort that this is the acceptable face of capitalism.

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Old 12.01.2013, 11:30
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(it is a little weird seeing all these adults with sippy cups, true that)
Reminds me of this.

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I don't really know anybody who would go to SBX for the "quality" drinks..But I know a lot, including me, who go because, you take your pick, it's warm there, the trains take time to arrive, they get served asap with stuff to go, you can change your kid there, have a sandwich, organize an event there (hello stitch and bitch, I know we made SBX famous in GE), hook to net, or whatevs anyone needs, conveniently. To bash it is so few years ago. The tea is actually nice, coffee drinkable, so there.

(it is a little weird seeing all these adults with sippy cups, true that)
I've now joined the 'sippy-cup' brigade, having spilt a whole cup of coffee onto my fabric suitcase at the airport last week
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Don't think of SBX as coffee drinks, but as coffee-flavoured desserts.

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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Sometimes I wonder if SBX had been founded in Geneva (or Zurich, Basel, or Bern, etc), would it face such opposition? Any product made for mass appeal is not going to be the best; that's simple common sense... They're making it appeal to as many people as possible, which means they must make it somewhat "subdued" in flavor.

For all this, it is a good concept, does treat its employees well (my sis worked for one for many years, and still looks on the experience fondly), and provides a product and experience that is generally consistent (and at the least, decent) wherever I've been.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

As said, as a black coffee drinker, I really don't like the bitter and yet watery coffee in huge heavy mugs. More importantly though, for me, I hate the 'cloning' of our cities - with the same shops, and now same cafés and even same restau chains. it's awful in the UK and getting worse here too. The small market town we regularly visit in East Leicestershire now has one Costa (much better coffee), one Café Uno, one Starbucks - then one Zizzi and one PizzaHut. Much prefer visiting the local independent Cafés and restaurants, better products, better service - and yes 'different, individual'. Do we really want our city centres to all the clones, the same. People here always talk about the lack of choice - and then ...! Consistency sounds good - but is it really? Same for hotels - the same chains everywhere - consistent blandness... is that what we really want? I'd rather take a risk with an independent business, even if it means the odd bad experience among the wonders and gems.

Even worse with the shops - each town centre with the same of everything - let's support our local businesses with their variety, choice and individual character.

BTW Starbucks is causing great controversy in the UK and in France as they pay NO tax in either country (same as Google, Amazon and many others - like KFC in France btw). Does anyone know what the tax situation is here with Starbucks in CH? Costa however do pay their taxes as owed in the UK - why do they and Starbucks do not?
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As said, as a black coffee drinker, I really don't like the bitter and yet watery coffee in huge heavy mugs. More importantly though, for me, I hate the 'cloning' of our cities - with the same shops, and now same cafés and even same restau chains. it's awful in the UK and getting worse here too. The small market town we regularly visit in East Leicestershire now has one Costa (much better coffee), one Café Uno, one Starbucks - then one Zizzi and one PizzaHut. Much prefer visiting the local independent Cafés and restaurants, better products, better service - and yes 'different, individual'. Do we really want our city centres to all the clones, the same. People here always talk about the lack of choice - and then ...! Consistency sounds good - but is it really? Same for hotels - the same chains everywhere - consistent blandness... is that what we really want? I'd rather take a risk with an independent business, even if it means the odd bad experience among the wonders and gems.

Even worse with the shops - each town centre with the same of everything - let's support our local businesses with their variety, choice and individual character.

BTW Starbucks is causing great controversy in the UK and in France as they pay NO tax in either country (same as Google, Amazon and many others - like KFC in France btw). Does anyone know what the tax situation is here with Starbucks in CH? Costa however do pay their taxes as owed in the UK - why do they and Starbucks do not?
Yes, all the damned Migros, Coops, and Denners are turning all the Swiss cities into clones; I can't walk more than a few blocks without seeing one, so I have no way to tell Laussane from Zurich... Or is it only foreign chains that are guilty of this?
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