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(The Local)   Starbucks to enter Stockholm for first time ever, exciting Swedish Starbucks fanatics and the company's Scandinavian partner, who also helped introduce Burger King and O'Leary's sports bars to nation's capital   (thelocal.se) divider line 8
    More: Obvious, Michael O'Leary, sports bars, Starbucks, Swedish, Stockholm, Starbucks fanatics, Arlanda Airport, Princess Madeleine  
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2013-10-26 05:14:48 PM
Sweden doesn't need Starbucks, there's already PLENTY of places to stop for fika.
Unless they mean Starbucks in the Idiocracy sense, I'm sure Swedes could always handle more sex.
 
2013-10-26 05:14:56 PM
I wonder how high Sweden ranks in terms of coffee consumption. I've been told by different people that the highest is either Norway or Finland, but it's all the same part of Europe. Supposedly they prefer lighter roasts, so I'm guessing Starbucks would have a more limited selection popular over there.
 
2013-10-26 06:47:34 PM
Great! Does this mean we can call it Starbucks Syndrome when the huddled and tired masses find common comfort while endlessly waiting for the barista to stop gabbing with their mate and deliver that sweet sweet caffeinated release?
 
2013-10-26 06:52:43 PM
Stockholm still isn't a real city until it gets an Olive Garden.
 
2013-10-27 09:56:59 AM

cyberspacedout: I wonder how high Sweden ranks in terms of coffee consumption. I've been told by different people that the highest is either Norway or Finland, but it's all the same part of Europe. Supposedly they prefer lighter roasts, so I'm guessing Starbucks would have a more limited selection popular over there.


Caffeine is denatured during the roasting process.  Lighter roasts, in fact, have more caffeine than darker roasts, so if you take that whole "midnight sun" thing into account it kind of makes sense.
 
2013-10-27 01:43:59 PM
If you think paying $4 for a cup of coffee is stupid, go to Europe and pay $7-8 for that same cup.
 
2013-10-27 07:01:33 PM

Robo Beat: cyberspacedout: I wonder how high Sweden ranks in terms of coffee consumption. I've been told by different people that the highest is either Norway or Finland, but it's all the same part of Europe. Supposedly they prefer lighter roasts, so I'm guessing Starbucks would have a more limited selection popular over there.

Caffeine is denatured during the roasting process.  Lighter roasts, in fact, have more caffeine than darker roasts, so if you take that whole "midnight sun" thing into account it kind of makes sense.


The melting point of caffeine is 235°C or so. I don't know if Starbucks roasts all of its coffee that high, but even in its darkest beans, I would assume only the burnt spots have a significant amount of caffeine boiled away. While an Italian roast may have a bit less than a blonde roast, it's certainly got more than anything decaf.
 
2013-10-28 03:49:05 AM

cyberspacedout: I wonder how high Sweden ranks in terms of coffee consumption.


Second highest in the world, behind Finland.
 
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