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Old 22.11.2011, 00:45
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Re: New Starbucks in Baden

I think the UK has one of the cheapest prices. According to the net it's just over $4 for a grande latte in America (what I usually order - forget the coffee flavour it's a lovely warming cup of hot milk with caffeine).

I think it's over 6 CHF here.

It was 31y in China last week I think (4.4 CHF). I was drinking green tea soya lattes there for 33y.

In London it's around £2.40 (although I use a prepay card which gives free extra shot, flavours (never tried), soya milk instead of milk).
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I think the UK has one of the cheapest prices. According to the net it's just over $4 for a grande latte in America (what I usually order - forget the coffee flavour it's a lovely warming cup of hot milk with caffeine).

I think it's over 6 CHF here.

It was 31y in China last week I think (4.4 CHF). I was drinking green tea soya lattes there for 33y.

In London it's around £2.40 (although I use a prepay card which gives free extra shot, flavours (never tried), soya milk instead of milk).
As I never order a "Caffe Latte" I cannot judge this. I order a normal espresso or a double-espresso or a simply coffee and it is between CHF 2.90 and CHF 7.00, depending on what exactly I order and the location and name and nature of the place .

In Zürich, the distance from Bellevue/Paradeplatz in kilometers means MINUS CHF -.15 per km by average. Suppose that the situation in Basel etc is similar. Most remarkable in Geneva where the distance between South of Cornavin and North of the station means a difference of up to 30%
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Re: New Starbucks in Baden

Everything in Starbucks tastes great apart from the coffee. In other words, an espresso is the worst thing to order there!
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Everything in Starbucks tastes great apart from the coffee. In other words, an espresso is the worst thing to order there!
But this is what I DID order there ! Good indeed,
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Old 22.11.2011, 11:02
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Re: New Starbucks in Baden

its what odile said. its not the fact that some chains from other countries go abroad doing business. BUT all these franchise enterprises destroy the uniqueness of a city. start at any HB and you dont know where you are until you might read a sign: hamburg? stuttgart? zurich? paris? and this continues throughout the whole city center. i mean....why do people go and visit a starbucks in vienna or even better istanbul? the coffee house epicentres of europe and then go n waste it all (money, taste) with stuff i wouldnt even fill my flush with.
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One recent thing is the appearance of chains which were excellent as originals - like Café Rouge and Carluccios. Much better quality than many of the early chains, but still - even though I love Carluccios, I don't want to find an identical one in every city- totally lost their appeal for me, with their totally identical menus. Much rather hunt for a small Italian risto and take a risk- that it might turn out to be amazing, or disappointing, but at least not a clone.
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One recent thing is the appearance of chains which were excellent as originals - like Café Rouge and Carluccios. Much better quality than many of the early chains, but still - even though I love Carluccios, I don't want to find an identical one in every city- totally lost their appeal for me, with their totally identical menus. Much rather hunt for a small Italian risto and take a risk- that it might turn out to be amazing, or disappointing, but at least not a clone.
I think that's very interesting, because from my American standpoint, we value chains for the consistency factor, in that you know what to expect from a chain venue, no matter where you are. Now, that doesn't mean that each and every chain location delivers on this promise, but...
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Yeah, I know- this is the same for many of my friends with Hotels - but again, I'd rather take pot luck and be either surprised, amazed or even disappointed- spice of life and all that.
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