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Old 27.04.2012, 09:45
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You can use Starbucks in your moka as well.
There is a little voice inside of me telling that I shoulnd't do that
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Old 06.11.2012, 18:06
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Bad idea by SBB. I won't be drinking it

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id2096129.html
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Old 06.11.2012, 18:51
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Bad idea by SBB. I won't be drinking it

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id2096129.html
I can understand the sentiment, but the coffee on the SBB was never approaching passable, let alone good in any case.
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Old 06.11.2012, 18:54
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

English version here:

http://www.newlyswissed.com/?p=15142


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Bad idea by SBB. I won't be drinking it

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id2096129.html
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Old 06.11.2012, 19:00
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I can understand the sentiment, but the coffee on the SBB was never approaching passable, let alone good in any case.
Lavazza is better than that served on most UK trains
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I was a Peet's gal (SF Bay Area), but drank Starbucks often because it was better than what we had in the office, until I transferred to Switzerland --- here we had Nespresso.

If SBB needs/wants to make a change, was Nespresso even on the table as an option ... ? Too expensive, perhaps.

The only props I'll give to Starbucks as an establishment is they provide a reasonably comfortable place to kick-back, work, read, relax. I wish there were more places like that around, but with better coffee

Confession:
I was actually in one this evening drinking a tea and eating an eeky cookie
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Old 06.11.2012, 19:42
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Bad idea by SBB. I won't be drinking it

http://www.blick.ch/news/wirtschaft/...id2096129.html
I won't touch starbucks due to the labour law violations they've been found responsible for by the US Dept of Labor.
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Old 06.11.2012, 19:45
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I'll give Starbucks props for creating a consistent product. While SB is not the best (nor the worst) coffee out there, I have found that you can walk into any SB in the world and order from a consistent menu and get a consistent drink. A mocha latte here tastes like a mocha latte in London, tastes like a mocha latte in Florida, where I'm from.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:04
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I'll give Starbucks props for creating a consistent product. While SB is not the best (nor the worst) coffee out there, I have found that you can walk into any SB in the world and order from a consistent menu and get a consistent drink. A mocha latte here tastes like a mocha latte in London, tastes like a mocha latte in Florida, where I'm from.
Consistent is correct but thats abiut where it stops. At least in Australia its difficult to find a SB since they failed there and pulled out of the market a few years ago leaving the real coffee shops to survive.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:14
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Consistent is correct but thats abiut where it stops. At least in Australia its difficult to find a SB since they failed there and pulled out of the market a few years ago leaving the real coffee shops to survive.
Yet for some reason, they flourish in many countries around the world.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:15
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Totally off topic, but in today's Blick am Abend I preferred the "What is the definition of good sex" article by someone called (really) Caroline Fux.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:19
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Yet for some reason, they flourish in many countries around the world.
Consistency has a market value apparently...

There are a lot of companies that depend and flourish on their reputation for consistency- BMW, Apple, Daimler-Benz, among others.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:29
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Consistent is correct but thats about where it stops. At least in Australia its difficult to find a SB since they failed there and pulled out of the market a few years ago leaving the real coffee shops to survive.
Coffee shops in Australia are great. I reckon the coffee culture in Australia is second only to that in Italy.
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Old 06.11.2012, 21:48
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Think of their coffee what you want at least SB manages to create spaces where people like to hang out, relax. If the comfy seats in the SB train carriage is not at the expense of the other travelers I welcome the initiative.
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Old 07.11.2012, 00:07
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Lavazza is better than that served on most UK trains
...and the Lavazza espresso on SBB trains is certainly better than what passes as espresso at Starbucks.

The only way to enjoy Starbucks "coffee" is with plenty of milk plus vanilla or caramel syrup and more until you don't really taste the coffee anymore.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

When you use free WI-Fi there they ask you "How was your coffee today?".
I say something like "Rip off as usual but I will come back" but I don't think they really care.
I like the atmosphere but not the coffee. There are better places than Starbucks.
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Old 07.11.2012, 11:20
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Wonder if they plan to pay their taxes here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19967397
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Old 07.11.2012, 18:11
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Yebbut, a mess of mud scaped off the sole of your shoe and mixed with some boiling water is better than coffee served on most UK train...
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I'll give Starbucks props for creating a consistent product. While SB is not the best (nor the worst) coffee out there, I have found that you can walk into any SB in the world and order from a consistent menu and get a consistent drink. A mocha latte here tastes like a mocha latte in London, tastes like a mocha latte in Florida, where I'm from.
Not sure i agree, we've decided that the Starbucks strategy is also to match the local culture. A cappuccino in NZ defaults to a double shot and Starbucks match that. A mountain of foam is considered blasphemy so they serve silky froth on almost everything.
In bangkok we had a pretty weak coffee flavoured drink although were not expecting more.
In london i hear the culture is slowly moving to double shots and i figure Starbucks will follow that.
Here you can get a kaffee crema but sign of a Flat White (yet)
- i think they work hard to blend in, with the benefit of trained staff of course
Really I dont blame Starbucks at all, until switz catches on to the joy of takeaway coffee, we dont mind queueing for a coffee made with a tiny bit of care there
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Old 11.11.2012, 19:12
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I've got to admit that when I'm back in England I go to Starbucks to get my caffeine hit - generally 2 quadruple expressos of a morning as that's the only thing strong enough. The only other place in Norwich is costa coffee and on the few occasions I've been there they actually refuse to believe I want a quadruple espresso and won't serve me it.

However here I do tend to avoid the place as there are so many independents doing better cofffee.
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