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Starbucks Coffee

In my very long life I have tasted 3 coffees at Starbucks. Singapore, London, Easyjet, and 1 chocolate at London. All of them were for me memorable and for all the wrong reasons.

Now recently I read that next year the SBB / CFF are changing form Lavazza to Starbucks. I am really annoyed at this move, for my taste Lavazza is an excellent coffee, and Starbucks is the worst. People have different tastes, but to change from a European coffee to an American one is madness.

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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I hate nothing more than seeing people drink out of plastic or cardboard beakers, this is the main reason I avoid all such beverages. the amount of wastage lying around on every corner and space is disgusting.

I hope that more people think like you Sbrinz, a boycott is what we need - at those times my wife and I were in North America and we never had a decent cup of coffee or a decent hamburger.

We'll be drinking beer direct out of the bottle next...
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

The March 2007 issue of Consumer Reports of American fast-food chain coffee called McDonald’s Premium Roast coffee to be "cheapest and best", beating Starbucks, coffee. The magazine called Starbucks coffee "strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open".

Interesting yes?
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I like Starbucks. Their food is OK, the atmosphere (in most of them) relaxing and comfortable. Their summer fruit crushes aer tasty as are their "strawberry and cream frappuccino" things.

And I like their lattes.

The only thing I don't like is their coffee. One can't really taste it in a latte which is why I don't mind them. THey do sell some pretty good packets of coffee beans though, for grinding and using at home.
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Old 13.03.2012, 11:08
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

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!
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Well, I think it all depends on what you want at what time.

I enjoy a nice strong Lavazza coffee in the morning. And as far as I'm concerned, MacDo coffee is excellent, good value for money.

But I also enjoy a long and somewhat weak Starbucks coffee that I can syrup while reading a book in their quite comfortable coffee places.

For me, the two kinds are not mutually exclusive but complentary.
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

Sounds strange to me changing from Lavazza to something (don't really know what it is and never want to try) like Starbucks (do they exist in CH? Who would ever go there for having some "american" coffee urgh, Germans maybe?).

I doubt that normal people like American (or American like) food or beverages,

what they do like however (MacDonald's) is the (also somehow dirty) easy athmosphere without having to read Galateo or Knigge ...
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I want to know how Starbucks get the cats to piss into the cups.
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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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The March 2007 issue of Consumer Reports of American fast-food chain coffee called McDonald’s Premium Roast coffee to be "cheapest and best", beating Starbucks, coffee. The magazine called Starbucks coffee "strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open".

Interesting yes?
Oh God... that's terrifying.
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Now recently I read that next year the SBB / CFF are changing form Lavazza to Starbucks. I am really annoyed at this move, for my taste Lavazza is an excellent coffee, and Starbucks is the worst. People have different tastes, but to change from a European coffee to an American one is madness.
You would think that they would learn from past mistakes. Their decision to put McDonalds on the trains many years ago ended in a major flop. I predict a repeat about to happen.
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In my very long life I have tasted 3 coffees at Starbucks. Singapore, London, Easyjet, and 1 chocolate at London. All of them were for me memorable and for all the wrong reasons.

Now recently I read that next year the SBB / CFF are changing form Lavazza to Starbucks. I am really annoyed at this move, for my taste Lavazza is an excellent coffee, and Starbucks is the worst. People have different tastes, but to change from a European coffee to an American one is madness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavazza

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks
A) Starbucks may be American in a way but if you look at its history it is European coffee
B) when drinking coffee in Starbucks I keep with real coffee and not with the many fashion-stuff around. And the real tradional coffee they have is good
C) Lavazza and Starbucks are not a contradiction. Starbucks was established on the basis of what Mr Schultz saw in Milano. So that it in a way is the change from the original to the copy

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I hate nothing more than seeing people drink out of plastic or cardboard beakers, this is the main reason I avoid all such beverages. the amount of wastage lying around on every corner and space is disgusting.

I hope that more people think like you Sbrinz, a boycott is what we need - at those times my wife and I were in North America and we never had a decent cup of coffee or a decent hamburger.

We'll be drinking beer direct out of the bottle next...
I when drinking coffee in Starbucks NEVER drink out of plastic and cardboard beakers, but out of real stuff. Here in Zürich, you only get this plastic and cardboard rubbish if you want to take away your beverage, but if you are a real guest you get it in some real stuff

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Sounds strange to me changing from Lavazza to something (don't really know what it is and never want to try) like Starbucks (do they exist in CH? Who would ever go there for having some "american" coffee urgh, Germans maybe?).

I doubt that normal people like American (or American like) food or beverages,
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Starbucks has half a dozen outlets in the Zürich area alone. And as stated above, Starbucks is a US company but Starbucks coffee is NOT an "American coffee". Besided the point that American food, REAL food I mean, is delicious.

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Make it become stronger and fuller.


Turning ot: Was it Italy (I don't think Starbucks exists there) or even also CH where Starbucks had a first complete failure?

How is SB accepted in the German part of CH?

Is it really true they serve their coffee in paper cups? ???
No, Starbucks in Zürich did NOT have a "first complete failure" but in fact was successful right from the start. No, they serve it in earthenware cups

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i hate the music in Starbucks
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Re: Starbucks Coffee

I have to admit to being slightly addicted to the Starbuck's Iced Americano with a bit of milk. Watering down the espresso a bit and putting it on ice seems to intensify the "coffee" flavor for me. But I guess it would taste pretty much the same at any coffeehouse...

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Re: Starbucks Coffee

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 !
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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 !
You sound like a candidate for upselling. You need an extra shot. (not that it's not already on the expensive side)
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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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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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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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