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A friend of mine keeps a box next to her coffee machine for the empty capsules. My first time there I picked up a used capsule by mistake and made a coffee, it tasted weak and had bits in it. Years late I ordered a coffee on Easyjet from Spain to Geneva, not realizing it would be a Starbucks, and it was weak and had bits in it!
In defense of them and other coffee shops or cafés please consider also how a coffee is made...not alone the coffee brand/blend or roast can add to a poor taste, very often the water or the way the coffee was stocked attribute to that.
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Ah good to know. I thought it was a "chinese" version
of Illy!
Lavazza and Segafredo are also good brands.
Strangely enough other brands which seem to be
popular in Switzerland like Chicco d'oro
is basically unknown in Italy...
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Chicco d'Oro is Ticino. And that some Italians pretend not to know it simply is chauvinist jingoism

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Illy coffee in Switzerland which is not related with THE Illy coffee from Italy. That is why the Illy is known as Amici.
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I some years ago read an interview with the old Mr Illy of Illy Italy (the Illy family originates from Switzerland anyway) and concluded that this was the most arrogant grumpy old git in the world. His coffee is good, but he to me is an unacceptable person

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Indeed.
It has a very serious impact on the taste, and doesn't hold the heat.
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and therefore is only done by some canteens.

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I've not been to a Starbucks which gives paper cups for drinking inside the store (maybe they that in the US, I don't know, but in the UK they always use mugs - they've redesigned them recently and they're lovely to hold).
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When getting a takeaway I think you're expecting too much, even in trusting ol' Switzerland, to be given a proper cup to wander the streets with.
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Right. They know that they would never see their cups again. They of course realize that also some real customers at times take such cups with them but of course not majority wise
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Chicco d'Oro is Ticino. And that some Italians pretend not to know it simply is chauvinist jingoism
Chicco d'oro (and btw the pronunciation for chicco is kicko,
not like the Spanish word chico, meaning kid) is a local brand,
like there are many in Italy.
I could give you plenty of examples.
In Bologna you'll find Filicori Zecchini coffee in supermarkets,
people from Bologna like it more than Segafredo which is also
based near Bologna but it's more of an international brand:
http://www.filicorizecchini.it/index.php
In the Marche region Romcaffè:
http://www.romcaffe.it/
When you leave those areas you won't find those brands anymore.

Same applies to Chicco d'oro. The fact that is based in
Ticino does not change anything. You find them in Italy in the area
near the border and that's it.
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Old 18.03.2012, 21:19
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Chicco d'oro (and btw the pronunciation for chicco is kicko,
not like the Spanish word chico, meaning kid) is a local brand,
like there are many in Italy.
I could give you plenty of examples.
In Bologna you'll find Filicori Zecchini coffee in supermarkets,
people from Bologna like it more than Segafredo which is also
based near Bologna but it's more of an international brand:
http://www.filicorizecchini.it/index.php
In the Marche region Romcaffè:
http://www.romcaffe.it/
When you leave those areas you won't find those brands anymore.

Same applies to Chicco d'oro. The fact that is based in
Ticino does not change anything. You find them in Italy in the area
near the border and that's it.
Sure, Chicco d'Oro is gradually finding its way into the market here, even if many people pronounce it Tschiggo doro
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Wow! I thought the US had some coffee snobs... How dreadful drinking coffee from a paper cup!
Ah, bless. What've you got for us next?
Accusations of food snobbery because we like to eat off a plate using a knife & fork sometimes instead of from a brown bag with fist sized wad of paper napkins?
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I love the one at Zug Bahnhof, baristas are passionate and cheerful. Also food choices are good.
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Old 20.03.2012, 00:29
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I love the one at Zug Bahnhof, baristas are passionate and cheerful. Also food choices are good.
Aren't food choices the same at all Swiss locations? Some items change from time to time but I never noticed a difference in choices between the different locations.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Well this is my answer to all this madness...
With 5 CHF I make (very good) coffee for 20 days 2-3 times a day.
Ah and yes, when the Illy will be over I'll buy Lavazza
coffee!!!
starbucks-coffee-img_0023.jpg

There you go, Starbucks and overpriced Swiss coffee!
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Aren't food choices the same at all Swiss locations? Some items change from time to time but I never noticed a difference in choices between the different locations.
The same with all chains. While the choice theoretically is the same, how it is actually made and how it is presented makes a difference. There is a Turkish chain with an outlet near Adliswil Bahnhof and one in Zch-Wollishofen. The same thing basically, but the one in Adliswil is miles better !

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Well this is my answer to all this madness...
With 5 CHF I make (very good) coffee for 20 days 2-3 times a day.
Ah and yes, when the Illy will be over I'll buy Lavazza
coffee!!!
Attachment 42068

There you go, Starbucks and overpriced Swiss coffee!
5.-- x 3 = 15 x 20 = 300 .... where do you rent a place here for 300 per month ? but .... Lavazza IS excellent, possibly not better but at least equal to snobbery Illy (which in contrast to Lavazza is Swiss in a way)
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The same with all chains. While the choice theoretically is the same, how it is actually made and how it is presented makes a difference. There is a Turkish chain with an outlet near Adliswil Bahnhof and one in Zch-Wollishofen. The same thing basically, but the one in Adliswil is miles better !

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5.-- x 3 = 15 x 20 = 300 .... where do you rent a place here for 300 per month ? but .... Lavazza IS excellent, possibly not better but at least equal to snobbery Illy (which in contrast to Lavazza is Swiss in a way)
No wait! I meant 5 CHF per 20 days per 2-3 mokas a day!
Which is roughly 40-60 coffees. For the same amount of 2.5 coffees,
that's 1:20 not bad uh?
Lavazza is the best quality/price brand for me, but you need the nice Illy
container at the beginning if you don't have one. Then you can refill it
with whatever brand you want.
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The same with all chains. While the choice theoretically is the same, how it is actually made and how it is presented makes a difference.
Right. But $tarbucks does not prepare any food on the premises as far as I can tell.

...unless you consider putting a sandwich or a ham and cheese croissant in the oven and touching a pre-programmed button "preparing".
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Since this thread went off topic towards coffee in general, I may just mention that the Delizio machine is currently available at a price of 99CHF including 192 caps of Chicco D'oro coffee in 3 varietis (classic, espresso, crema). This means the machine is basically for free as the caps are usually sold at 0.47each.

I got mine at a local Migrolino today.
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Since this thread went off topic towards coffee in general, I may just mention that the Delizio machine is currently available at a price of 99CHF including 192 caps of Chicco D'oro coffee in 3 varietis (classic, espresso, crema). This means the machine is basically for free as the caps are usually sold at 0.47each.

I got mine at a local Migrolino today.
It says 79/- here.

http://www.migrolino.ch/m5s1/

I am gonna get mine today. Thanks for the tip
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It says 79/- here.

http://www.migrolino.ch/m5s1/

I am gonna get mine today. Thanks for the tip


Another One . This is from Aldi

http://www.aldi.martello-cafe.com/ch...nt/cascolino-0
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Right. But $tarbucks does not prepare any food on the premises as far as I can tell.

...unless you consider putting a sandwich or a ham and cheese croissant in the oven and touching a pre-programmed button "preparing".
True, but I was not thinking about Starbucks but about chains serving food. Right, in case of Starbucks it is the same everywhere.
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I refuse to patronise Starbucks as in my opinion they are another example of creeping Americanisation which holds no regard for anything but making a quick profit.

I recently read an article in Private Eye - the same story is here http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index...centre?start=1 about how they have turned a Grade II listed building - a historic lock cottage on the Regents Canal in Cambden into something that looks more at home in Disneyland.

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Well this is my answer to all this madness...
With 5 CHF I make (very good) coffee for 20 days 2-3 times a day.
Ah and yes, when the Illy will be over I'll buy Lavazza
coffee!!!
Attachment 42068

There you go, Starbucks and overpriced Swiss coffee!
You can use Starbucks in your moka as well.
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I refuse to patronise Starbucks as in my opinion they are another example of creeping Americanisation which holds no regard for anything but making a quick profit.

I recently read an article in Private Eye - the same story is here http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index...centre?start=1 about how they have turned a Grade II listed building - a historic lock cottage on the Regents Canal in Cambden into something that looks more at home in Disneyland.

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Yes Americanisation quick to make a buck, only Americans corner this market.
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I refuse to patronise Starbucks as in my opinion they are another example of creeping Americanisation which holds no regard for anything but making a quick profit.

I recently read an article in Private Eye - the same story is here http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index...centre?start=1 about how they have turned a Grade II listed building - a historic lock cottage on the Regents Canal in Cambden into something that looks more at home in Disneyland.

Cheers,
Nick
What's the European business model? Run businesses for a loss and tax successful foreign businesses? Buy high, sell low?
Wouldn't it be more fair to lay the blame of this 'architectural tragedy' squarely at the feet of the local planning commission and/or English Heritage who would surely have had final say on signing off on any renovation plans?
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there is no greater indication of the decline of western civilization then the extension of wine-snobbery to beer and coffee. I am anxiously waiting for a post in this thread describing the best way to decant a freshly-brewed cup of joe.
obviously under moonlight tipping the glass in the direction of columbia.
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