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(Foodbeast)   This handy calculator tells you just how much you would save over the course of a week, month, and year by not buying the nasty, burnt-tasting swill Starbucks calls coffee   (foodbeast.com) divider line 17
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654 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Jul 2014 at 1:59 PM (12 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-26 12:26:48 PM  
A looong time ago when I worked AOL tech support, a fatass coworker who always would biatch about her litter of kids and how poor she was always had to waddle in with her $12 tub of Starbucks coffee.
 
2014-07-26 01:36:43 PM  
My cousin actually put Starbucks out of business in our local market. Starbucks was inside Safeway, and you had to get your ass out of your car if you wanted to buy it. My cousin opened an Alaska-style coffee shack with a drive-thru on both sides. Starbucks languished inside the grocery store for a couple years until somebody canceled the contract.
 
2014-07-26 02:05:49 PM  
I bet I come up with zero.  ...  Nope, I come up with error.  Oh well.

/now rewrite that calculator for Henry Weston's Vintage Reserve cider at my favorite bar vs. home and we're talking business.
 
2014-07-26 02:06:01 PM  
I would save maybe $50 per year, mostly during winter road trips.

I think I'm fine with spending the $50 for some delicious peppermint mochas.
 
2014-07-26 02:13:13 PM  
Let's not fool ourselves and pretend that the money would go to good use if it weren't spent on coffee.  It would go straight to some other addiction that people with poor impulse control are prone to such as candy, beer, shoes, drugs, etc.
 
2014-07-26 02:40:06 PM  
well yeah but it comes with heroin and ambien so i'm saving a ton on my prescriptions and recreational drugs
 
2014-07-26 02:51:38 PM  
Error. Unable to compute. Please buy some Starbucks and try again later.
 
2014-07-26 02:57:01 PM  
I wouldn't save a nickel, as I agree with OP's opinion of the product. I was at a convention earlier in the month and they were serving Starbucks; even though it was free, I stuck to colas.
 
2014-07-26 03:17:56 PM  
But you do get free wifi, so when you're sitting there working on your novel you can upload it to the cloud for free without having to find a library or laudromat.
 
2014-07-26 04:22:10 PM  
Back in college, someone asked me to answer a few questions and I figured I had the time for it. It was at that time that I realized how much I was spending and that I really needed to cut back. It didn't help that the Starbucks was in the parking garage next door to my dorm. One thing that had always bugged me about Starbucks jokes was the $5 coffee joke. Regular coffee is still pretty cheap and the other drinks weren't even close, except it is slowly becoming closer to the truth. My wife told me about getting a hazelnut latte and it hit her that $4.50 was a lot to pay for it. When did a simple drink like that get so expensive? I remember when something like that cost $3. What really pisses me off is all the local coffee places are almost as expensive. Apparently, they've been undercharging and Starbucks showed that the market will bear much higher prices.
 
2014-07-26 04:36:15 PM  
It doesn't allow me to calculate for zero. Clearly the programmer was Indian or there would have been a snarky remark for that.

/highly prejudiced against offshore programmers
 
2014-07-26 06:04:39 PM  

ajgeek: /highly prejudiced against offshore programmers


Preaching to the choir. Sank my company.
 
2014-07-26 07:34:31 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Back in college, someone asked me to answer a few questions and I figured I had the time for it. It was at that time that I realized how much I was spending and that I really needed to cut back. It didn't help that the Starbucks was in the parking garage next door to my dorm. One thing that had always bugged me about Starbucks jokes was the $5 coffee joke. Regular coffee is still pretty cheap and the other drinks weren't even close, except it is slowly becoming closer to the truth. My wife told me about getting a hazelnut latte and it hit her that $4.50 was a lot to pay for it. When did a simple drink like that get so expensive? I remember when something like that cost $3. What really pisses me off is all the local coffee places are almost as expensive. Apparently, they've been undercharging and Starbucks showed that the market will bear much higher prices.


When Starbucks first became popular in New York, it was expensive to pay $2 for a cup of plain coffee.  Now that's pretty much the norm and people are accustomed to it but back then it was a lot.  I drink most of my coffee at home but when I'm out and want coffee I have no problem stopping in a Starbucks type place and paying $2.  I consider it a convenience fee and if I can find somewhere that isn't Starbucks I usually go there instead, but sometimes it's the most convenient.
 
2014-07-26 07:44:49 PM  
How much do I save if I've never been inside a Starbucks and don't like coffee?  I've tried it.  I just don't like it.

/I make my wife's coffee every morning.  It smells great.
//I should probably calculate it in beer costs...
 
2014-07-26 09:45:06 PM  
No self-respecting coffee drinker who makes it at home spends only $4.80 per month. For that, you'd have to buy a big can of pre-ground supermarket brand stuff.
 
2014-07-27 05:35:47 AM  
I've never even set foot inside a Starbucks.

That's because I'm cool, or something.
 
2014-07-27 06:45:40 PM  
I know it's "cool" to hate on starbucks, but give it a rest. Their coffee is perfectly drinkable and is not really any better or worse than any of the other major coffee chains.
 
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