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(Quartz)   Starbucks is raising prices but will still misspell your name on your cup   (qz.com) divider line 135
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2013-06-22 03:55:24 AM  

LincolnLogolas: ecmoRandomNumbers: Circle K has awesome coffee and it's a buck if you bring your own refill cup up to 24 ounces. I walk in, lay a buck on the counter, get my coffee with cream and sugar, and walk out.

30 seconds in and out. I don't even turn my car off.

/small town life

Circle K is alright, if you don't mind the strange things afoot at the Circle K.


Where else are you going to get meth at 3am on a week night?
 
2013-06-22 04:05:49 AM  
I'll admit going to Starbucks. But I live in SoCal, where the mom and pop coffee shops, even the street carts, are more expensive with less options. And at both the Starbucks next to my office and the one closest to my house, the baristas actually remember my name and say hi to me as I'm walking into the shop. And they draw hearts around my name. I can't say that for any hipster place I've ever been to.

/when I have time to lounge at home, I brew my own using Peet's Major Dickason
 
2013-06-22 04:42:33 AM  
I remember the first time I went to Starbucks. I ordered a Mocha, and was expecting well, regular coffee made with Mocha beans (as far as I knew back then Mocha is just a kind of bean from Yemen, known for a hint of chocolate in its taste), and instead they give me this sweet hot chocolate kind of drink. The server had no idea what was complaining about.
 
2013-06-22 05:37:35 AM  
Ive only been to starbucks once. It was years ago and they got all pissy when i ordered a "large."
 
2013-06-22 05:43:37 AM  

dwade: Ive only been to starbucks once. It was years ago and they got all pissy when i ordered a "large."


I like doing that.  Saying "venti" is just too pretentious.
 
2013-06-22 06:01:29 AM  
I [do/don't] drink Starbucks coffee because I'm better than you.
 
2013-06-22 06:30:20 AM  
If you keep buying my $4 coffee, I'll charge you $5.
 
2013-06-22 06:50:47 AM  
I always thought Starbucks was too dark for me, then they came out with a lighter roast and I'll occasional get my morning cup there. I prefer a lighter roast not just for the taste, but its also got more caffeine in it. Grande black coffee is only $2 here, aboot the same as Tim Hortons. I might have to look elsewhere if it goes up though.
 
2013-06-22 06:53:21 AM  

Staffist: LZeitgeist: Staffist: My Starbucks name is Gunther.  It's rarely misspelled.

Is your last name Centralperk?

OK, so I hadn't made that connection until now...  I'll leave it up to you then.  Give me a new one.


No need for a new one - I think it's great. Wasn't ragging on you; was tossing out an obscure bit of trivia to see if your choice was purposeful or accidental.

\'...don't go changin'
\\ to try to please me...'
\\\
 
2013-06-22 07:10:47 AM  

Fun Dumpster: I hope they don't raise the price of handjobs


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2013-06-22 07:50:21 AM  
I don't understand all this pretentious chatter about buying coffee. You're buying your own coffee. You're a plebe.
 
2013-06-22 07:55:25 AM  

People_are_Idiots: texdent: I have never once stepped into a Starbucks. Course I also don't drink coffee.

I drink coffee, and I also don't step into a Starbucks. For $4.00 a cup, it better have alcohol in it.


And you are people.  It's not a $4 cup of coffee.  It's about $1.50 for a cup of coffee.  Don't confuse a mixed beverage with multiple ingredients with a cup of coffee.

But you can keep being a douche about it, sure.
 
2013-06-22 08:13:10 AM  

OgreMagi: Supply and demand.  If people will keep paying for their drinks, then they would be fools to not raise their prices.

I like their mochas.  I can't stand their espresso.  But I'm spoiled.  At home I drink espresso made with 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain beans.  In fact, I just ordered three pounds today to replenish my dwindling supply.


I've said it before, I'll say it again: their espresso taste like an armpit.
 
2013-06-22 08:13:17 AM  

blacksharpiemarker: I work within the coffee industry, and it's no secret that Starbucks serves some of the lowest grade bean blends available. I can't believe there's so many people that actually appreciate what they serve as "premium" coffee.

Enjoy your price increase, idiots.

/You wouldn't know a proper coffee from wet water out of a shoe...


But are you getting a kick out of these replies?
 
2013-06-22 08:17:38 AM  

Staffist: My Starbucks name is Gunther.  It's rarely misspelled.


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2013-06-22 08:19:48 AM  
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2013-06-22 08:28:55 AM  
Seven years (average) liberal arts education and they can't even spell correctly?
 
2013-06-22 08:36:58 AM  

WhippingBoy: Seven years (average) liberal arts education and they can't even spell correctly?


i thought liberal arts = sex education
 
2013-06-22 08:37:19 AM  
Is Starbucks still a thing?
 
2013-06-22 08:44:34 AM  

Bslim: Is Starbucks still a thing?


no
 
2013-06-22 08:48:39 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: WhippingBoy: Seven years (average) liberal arts education and they can't even spell correctly?

i thought liberal arts = sex education


That's marital arts, a much more challenging degree than English Lit.
 
2013-06-22 08:50:11 AM  

blacksharpiemarker: I work within the coffee industry, and it's no secret that Starbucks serves some of the lowest grade bean blends available. I can't believe there's so many people that actually appreciate what they serve as "premium" coffee.


People(or at least I) go to starbucks if I want caffeine and am not familiar with the other options in the area...McDonalds works for that too. Especially if I'm driving long distance and want a giant cup of coffee - quantity over quality - at smaller shops(if you can even find them while on the road) you might get a tiny cup of coffee for the same price.

Also your typical Starbucks regular is probably getting one of the sugar bomb drinks and the better quality beans would be wasted on those.
 
2013-06-22 08:52:27 AM  

WhippingBoy: Jon iz teh kewl: WhippingBoy: Seven years (average) liberal arts education and they can't even spell correctly?

i thought liberal arts = sex education

That's marital arts, a much more challenging degree than English Lit.


great now i have images of people in karate costumes having sex with each other
 
2013-06-22 09:16:16 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: WhippingBoy: Jon iz teh kewl: WhippingBoy: Seven years (average) liberal arts education and they can't even spell correctly?

i thought liberal arts = sex education

That's marital arts, a much more challenging degree than English Lit.

great now i have images of people in karate costumes having sex with each other


Gi, what a weirdo.
 
2013-06-22 10:37:53 AM  
You haven't experienced a quality cup of coffee until you do it this way:

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You'll never do buy Starbucks again.


(Blue Bottle, Oslo and Grumpy all have excellent beans too).
 
2013-06-22 11:33:15 AM  
Wow - I can't say I've never been to Starbucks, but who the fark cares if they misspell your name?

A couple of weeks ago I placed a call to a Chinese restaurant to order takeout.  They misunderstood me when I told them my name.  I thought about correcting them for about 1/10th of a second and then said fark it.  They'll have my order ready when I get there and sure enough they did.   They didn't even call me by my name or the mistaken name they wrote down on the order.  They said, "Oh, you have the Beef Fried Rice and shiat?" and I said yes and all was good.

The Chinese restaurant doesn't give a shiat what my name is and Starbucks gives less of a shiat than that.  They just want you to pay for your order and all I want to do is get what I ordered.  Starbucks could call me Mary the Fairy for all I care as long as I get my coffee.
 
2013-06-22 11:41:05 AM  

Voiceofreason01: If all you want is a regular cup of black coffee Starbucks is excellent and has pretty reasonable prices


Wrong.  I tried some black coffee from Starbucks recently.  It was awful as well as more expensive than other places I get better coffee from.  Do you work for Starbucks?
 
2013-06-22 11:44:51 AM  
Won't someone think of those poor, widddle SHAREHOLDERS?
 
2013-06-22 01:18:19 PM  

GBB: Just get the home version, Verismo.


Works for me. I'm a cheap bastid when it comes to coffee. I want a pick-me-up, not a dessert for breakfast with birds, hearts or some other shiat drawn with the foam. $10 can of Folgers or chock full o nuts will last me a month with use daily and I'm perfectly happy.
 
2013-06-22 03:26:10 PM  
I love how the article talks about the price of coffee beans as a factor of drinks that are mostly milk or other ingredients. Here's a hint: the espresso part of the drinks is a small fraction of the price. I have an espresso machine at home, and quick and dirty math points to about 10 or 15 cents per shot. Coffee shops have the economy of scale working in their favor, so they pay less. The biggest drive behind this increase is MILK. Farking cow juice is skyrocketing in price faster than gasoline.

Dear coffee shops: instead of raising your prices, try to reduce the amount of milk you waste. I know it will be difficult, but I believe in you.

/worked at a Starbucks
//all of the shops waste milk like oversized, land-yacht SUVs waste gas
///STOP IT, ARSEHOLES
 
2013-06-22 04:06:00 PM  

Alexei Novikov: I love how the article talks about the price of coffee beans as a factor of drinks that are mostly milk or other ingredients. Here's a hint: the espresso part of the drinks is a small fraction of the price. I have an espresso machine at home, and quick and dirty math points to about 10 or 15 cents per shot. Coffee shops have the economy of scale working in their favor, so they pay less. The biggest drive behind this increase is MILK. Farking cow juice is skyrocketing in price faster than gasoline.

Dear coffee shops: instead of raising your prices, try to reduce the amount of milk you waste. I know it will be difficult, but I believe in you.

/worked at a Starbucks
//all of the shops waste milk like oversized, land-yacht SUVs waste gas
///STOP IT, ARSEHOLES


They charge for convenience.  I like my coffee black - no cream, no sugar, no nothing except coffee.  I've never calculated the price, but even buying the expensive beans the cost of brewing at home doesn't come close to even 7-11 prices for a cup of coffee.

I never understood why people sit 12-deep in a drive through window at Starbucks and I'm lazy.  I say I don't have time to make myself breakfast before I go to work even though it really only takes a few minutes to fry an egg and even less to make toast and even less to pour milk over a bowl of Cheerios, but somehow I always manage to make coffee..
 
2013-06-22 04:07:53 PM  

texdent: I have never once stepped into a Starbucks. Course I also don't drink coffee.


I don't either but they have amazing iced tea and good hot chocolate in the winter. If I'm in need of a breakfast sandwich their selection is far superior to what I could get at McD's or places like it.

/ of course all that stuff is pricey
 
2013-06-22 04:11:13 PM  

FatherChaos: Phase 1: Make idiots believe Starbucks coffee is worth the ridiculous prices they charge
Phase 2: Raise those ridiculous prices 10 cents
Phase 3: Profit

/tea drinker, not a coffee drinker
//wonders why coffee is so popular


aren't you fancy
 
2013-06-22 04:21:19 PM  
I love Starbucks Komodo Dragon beans. Motherfarkers for some reason stopped selling them in this country and only carry the decaf version. Which is delicious, but decaf? What's the point?!?
 
2013-06-23 03:22:36 AM  

rikkitikkitavi: People_are_Idiots: texdent: I have never once stepped into a Starbucks. Course I also don't drink coffee.

I drink coffee, and I also don't step into a Starbucks. For $4.00 a cup, it better have alcohol in it.

And you are people.  It's not a $4 cup of coffee.  It's about $1.50 for a cup of coffee.  Don't confuse a mixed beverage with multiple ingredients with a cup of coffee.

But you can keep being a douche about it, sure.


Hmm, mind reading that again? Did I mention $4 coffee? I said for $4 a cup, it better have alcohol. aka irish coffee.

/best coffee I have had cost .50 for a 16 oz.
 
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