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(Quartz)   Starbucks is raising prices but will still misspell your name on your cup   (qz.com) divider line 22
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2013-06-21 11:15:33 PM
3 votes:
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...
2013-06-22 12:01:27 AM
2 votes:
"My name is Tim, not Tom"

"And my name is Bob, not Boob"

:P

Seriously, if your biggest "get fussed" is someone spelled your name wrong on a disposable cup, I want your problems.
2013-06-22 03:26:10 PM
1 votes:
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 11:33:15 AM
1 votes:
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 08:13:17 AM
1 votes:

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 07:55:25 AM
1 votes:

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 06:30:20 AM
1 votes:
If you keep buying my $4 coffee, I'll charge you $5.
2013-06-22 01:10:26 AM
1 votes:

Cerebral Infarktion: There are so many better drugs out there than caffeine


Yup, and 99% of them are illegal, since they don't promote workplace productivity.

Bottoms up, worker bees! Society commends your choice of beverage.
2013-06-22 12:54:22 AM
1 votes:
It's so much cheaper to buy premium beans from Stumptown or Blue Bottle and just make your own damn coffee.
2013-06-22 12:35:51 AM
1 votes:
Starbucks starSUCKS.  Tim Horton's rules.
2013-06-22 12:17:35 AM
1 votes:

blacksharpiemarker: The My Little Pony Killer: blacksharpiemarker: /You wouldn't know a proper coffee from wet water out of a shoe...

Actually, I do, I just also recognize friendly service vs. somebody who will act like a douchebag over me ordering the "wrong" way.

Sorry, I must come across as very hateful, but what I actually hate is corporations using clever marketing tactics to fool consumers into buying low quality product, then they become accustomed to the product, and quality begins to suffer.

This stands especially true in the North American market, where lower cost (lower quality) bean blends are formulated to satisfy "unique" consumer tastes and lower price expectations.

Luckily, I'm not on the service side of the industry because it would only frustrate me further.


I'm sure you know this pretty much describes the history of coffee in America and much of Europe for quite a long time. Starbucks isn't as much of a coffee company these days as it is a general consistently-enjoyable-beverage business, but back in the day they offered higher quality beans than most others and it was a big reason for their initial expansions. Then Frappublahblahs came out and exploded, and Starbucks learned that the less they focus on pure quality coffee, the more money they make. I mostly just wonder when they'll fall out of favor in the general business world, what it would take to make that happen.
2013-06-22 12:01:50 AM
1 votes:
A company's having a few minor changes in their pricing structure, I must tell the world lest it go unnoticed.
2013-06-21 11:59:11 PM
1 votes:
Starbucks Barista: "Your name, sir?"

Bob: "Bob."

*2 minutes later*

*Bob reads Bawb on his drink*
2013-06-21 11:55:16 PM
1 votes:
I always figured they deliberately misspelled names. Mostly because that's what I'd do in their shoes.
2013-06-21 11:31:51 PM
1 votes:
IDGAF how they spell my name, so long as I get whipped cream on my coffee/sugar drink.
2013-06-21 11:24:31 PM
1 votes:

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


Good for you? Also, I fail to see the amusing part in prices going up but honestly think Starbucks is kind of expensive for OK coffee anyway.
2013-06-21 11:24:08 PM
1 votes:

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


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2013-06-21 11:21:20 PM
1 votes:

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...


I worked in the coffee industry for nine years and I can tell you I never heard that.  In fact it was usually the case that people would complain about starbucks buying up entire harvests from some of the best plantations and driving up the costs by overspending to get those beans.

I did leave the industry in 2006 so maybe things have changed.
2013-06-21 11:14:26 PM
1 votes:
My name is hard for some people to pronounce, so I always give an easy fake one.  They know (because I use debit) and they don't care.
2013-06-21 11:05:16 PM
1 votes:
If I ever need my name on a cup at Starbuck's, please kill me
2013-06-21 08:51:04 PM
1 votes:
I have never once stepped into a Starbucks. Course I also don't drink coffee.
2013-06-21 08:00:30 PM
1 votes:
Why is this news, lots of places raise prices.
 
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