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(Marketwatch)   Starbucks 3Q earnings up 25% on news that people will still pay $5 for a cup of coffee with a fancy Italian name   (marketwatch.com) divider line 28
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2013-07-27 09:50:33 AM
For the last time, Starbucks' coffee costs the same as any other coffee, between one and two dollars. It doesn't matter whether you get a coffee from a place that roasts their own beans or a farking diner, between one and two dollars. The game Starbucks plays is much more....sinister. Their coffee is a burnt awful tasting mess so people shell out three to five more dollars for syrups and whipped things to make it taste better. A halfcalfsmotheredfrapp is what costs five bucks, not some shiat ass burnt coffee, which is always burnt even if you get their mildest roast.
 
2013-07-27 10:15:59 AM
I just can't get myself to say "Grande" or "Venti" when ordering in that place.  So I order the medium size, and always, always, without exception, get corrected by the "Barista".  "You mean a "Grande"?"

/Shaddup coffee-boy - you know damn well what I want.

//Also, why the f don't you get a man-job and leave this stuff to the nubiles.
 
2013-07-27 11:11:03 AM
Done in one.

Although they do have a "blonde" now that isn't so bad.

"Blonde" is probably better marketing than Caribou's "light roast," in that people conflate the darkness of the roast with how dark their coffee appears - i.e. strength. Can't count the number of times I've heard "dark please, I like my coffee strong" - a phrase that makes me stabby. They're the same strength asshole, but one is a steak made medium rare, the other a lump of charcoal.
 
2013-07-27 11:38:24 AM
I simultaneously love and hate Starbucks.
 
2013-07-27 11:46:09 AM

impaler: Done in one.

Although they do have a "blonde" now that isn't so bad.

"Blonde" is probably better marketing than Caribou's "light roast," in that people conflate the darkness of the roast with how dark their coffee appears - i.e. strength. Can't count the number of times I've heard "dark please, I like my coffee strong" - a phrase that makes me stabby. They're the same strength asshole, but one is a steak made medium rare, the other a lump of charcoal.


Exactly right. I love, LOVE Caribou's Daybreak brewed extra strong, i.e. a high concentration of coffee.
 
2013-07-27 12:39:11 PM
Same way I like my women.
 
2013-07-27 12:47:35 PM

dangelder: Same way I like my women.


Overpriced and unremarkable?
 
2013-07-27 01:02:06 PM
Starbucks is the new smoking.  It's how people "act badly" these days by overpaying for an item that they know is bad for them, but has yet to gain a social stigma.

They think they look cool carrying the clear plastic cup.  It's a social status thing, and a very poorly adapted one at that.
 
2013-07-27 01:16:46 PM

dangelder: Same way I like my women.


Finely ground and stored in the freezer?
 
2013-07-27 01:23:04 PM

dangelder: Same way I like my women.


Dark, rich, and slightly bitter?
 
kab
2013-07-27 02:59:46 PM
You're not paying $5 for a coffee there, submitard.
 
2013-07-27 03:01:32 PM
I do appreciate the trends in coffee consumption, though.  There was a point about a decade ago when I was predicting the coffee world would mirror the micro-brew world.  Starbucks helped bring about mass consumption of coffee but people are starting to tire of the same burnt roast with sugar and milk in it.  Now, the hipsters are finally doing something useful and they're looking at one-upping each other on how flavorful the actual coffee is.

Now you have single sourced organic coop grown coffee where the roaster bought it right off the plantation in Costa Rica and roasts it to bring out the full flavor of the bean.  And you can find it on your grocery store shelf.  And it tastes really good.  You have more and more people rediscovering that coffee itself is pretty yummy and varies between beans.

So Starbucks can continue to sell their coffee flavored milk and I hope this trend towards decent coffee continues to the point where Starbucks dies.
 
2013-07-27 03:24:21 PM

dangelder: Same way I like my women.


There's a $5 Italian hooker joke in there somewhere. Five dollar coffee coffee?
 
2013-07-27 03:27:53 PM

kab: You're not paying $5 for a coffee there, submitard.


photos1.blogger.com
Just a whole bunch at $4.95 + NYC tax
 
2013-07-27 04:19:28 PM
No hate like Starbucks hate
 
2013-07-27 05:37:09 PM
I bought 500 shares of SBUX at 46 so I am really getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2013-07-27 06:05:43 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: No hate like Starbucks hate


i hate starbucks. but i go there all the time. i hate myself.
 
2013-07-27 07:07:14 PM

Principal Clarinet: kab: You're not paying $5 for a coffee there, submitard.

[photos1.blogger.com image 650x414]
Just a whole bunch at $4.95 + NYC tax


Not a single coffee on the list
 
2013-07-27 11:28:50 PM
Tribute coffee is their best coffee when they sell it during those few months early in the year.

poughdrew: I simultaneously love and hate Starbucks.


I feel the same way too.
 
2013-07-28 02:59:37 AM

impaler: Principal Clarinet: kab: You're not paying $5 for a coffee there, submitard.

[photos1.blogger.com image 650x414]
Just a whole bunch at $4.95 + NYC tax

Not a single coffee on the list


Second column, first row. "COFFEE". $4.95

Handsome B. Wonderful: Overpriced and unremarkable?


Enfenestrate: Finely ground and stored in the freezer?


The Brains: Dark, rich, and slightly bitter?


Ethically and sustainably purchased from family farming communities in Central America.
 
2013-07-28 08:08:17 AM

dangelder: impaler: Principal Clarinet: kab: You're not paying $5 for a coffee there, submitard.

[photos1.blogger.com image 650x414]
Just a whole bunch at $4.95 + NYC tax

Not a single coffee on the list

Second column, first row. "COFFEE". $4.95

Handsome B. Wonderful: Overpriced and unremarkable?

Enfenestrate: Finely ground and stored in the freezer?

The Brains: Dark, rich, and slightly bitter?

Ethically and sustainably purchased from family farming communities in Central America.


That's a coffee frappuccino, not actual black coffee. Top of the board says "frappuccinos".
 
2013-07-28 08:43:26 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: No hate like Starbucks hate




retailtrafficmag.com
 
2013-07-28 08:47:50 AM

impaler: Done in one.

Although they do have a "blonde" now that isn't so bad.

"Blonde" is probably better marketing than Caribou's "light roast," in that people conflate the darkness of the roast with how dark their coffee appears - i.e. strength. Can't count the number of times I've heard "dark please, I like my coffee strong" - a phrase that makes me stabby. They're the same strength asshole, but one is a steak made medium rare, the other a lump of charcoal.




Nah more like, 1 part raw steak or browned steak, mixed with 20 parts water, in a blender.
 
2013-07-28 10:09:19 AM

dangelder: Second column, first row. "COFFEE". $4.95


What's the column labeled?

That's an ice-cream drink column. "Coffee" is the flavor.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:29 AM

impaler: dangelder: Second column, first row. "COFFEE". $4.95

What's the column labeled?

That's an ice-cream drink column. "Coffee" is the flavor.


That's pedantic. It's a coffee milkshake with espresso or something in it. It's not coffee-flavored yogurt.
 
2013-07-28 10:25:05 AM

dangelder: That's pedantic. It's a coffee milkshake with espresso or something in it. It's not coffee-flavored yogurt.


It's pedantic to say a milkshake isn't a coffee?
 
2013-07-28 10:38:15 AM

dangelder: Same way I like my women.


ground up and in the freezer?
 
2013-07-28 04:31:40 PM
It's not the best coffee in the world. It is however, very predictable, hot, strong, and they have real cream. Sunny should know that there remains huge swaths of this country that have absolutely nothing but bog water unless you are lucky enough to find a Starbucks.

/bought some shares in march. Lucky me.
 
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