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(USA Today)   Starbucks promises to finally scrap plastic straws by 2020. No word on why anyone insists on drinking coffee through a straw in the first place   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2018-07-10 12:51:49 PM  
What do you need a straw for in the bathroom?
For a friend.
 
2018-07-10 12:56:32 PM  
you know they server things other than coffee, right, subby?
 
2018-07-10 01:01:44 PM  
Starbucks still sells coffee?
 
2018-07-10 01:15:56 PM  
Someone in some starbucks in 2020 will be able to say "This is the last straw".
 
2018-07-10 01:25:16 PM  
Your teeth.
 
2018-07-10 02:36:24 PM  
So now we'll just have animals choking on the fancy lids.
 
2018-07-10 02:39:20 PM  
A lot of those coffee drinks are really just coffee-flavored soda, minus carbonation, and that's why, subby.

Not that I'm judging. A frozen vanilla latte is delish.

/begs the question of why drink soda with a straw, though
 
2018-07-10 02:40:35 PM  
"Kony 2012" wants its internet outage back
 
2018-07-10 02:40:51 PM  
You're not supposed to drink coffee through a straw.  It's not like it's a beer.
 
2018-07-10 02:46:52 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Starbucks still sells coffee?


Starbucks ever sold coffee?
 
2018-07-10 03:00:44 PM  
Starbucks isn't coffee. It's liquid carbon with a mild coffee aftertaste.

/the people I know that drink Starbucks smoke multiple packs per day
//they've smoked for so many years that the Starbucks Tire Fire "coffee" is the only "coffee" they can taste
///come in 3s
 
2018-07-10 03:58:35 PM  
They drink coffee-flavored milkshakes with straws.  Real coffee is drunked black out of a ceramic mug with a handle on it.
 
2018-07-10 04:03:33 PM  

AgentKGB: Starbucks isn't coffee. It's liquid carbon with a mild coffee aftertaste.


I like several starbucks brews. I also like several not starbucks brews. I could ask you to list your favorite foods and beverages here so I could tell you the ones you are wrong about but I think that would be boring for all of us.
 
2018-07-10 04:09:58 PM  
I have super sensitive teeth, so I use a straw for coffee, both hot and cold, but I also carry straws in my purse.
 
2018-07-10 04:11:20 PM  

snocone: What do you need a straw for in the bathroom?
For a friend.


User name checks out.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2018-07-10 09:01:31 PM  
February 2020: Uh, we're going back to straws guys. Please come back and buy our milkshakes?
 
2018-07-10 09:13:31 PM  
Iced coffee, subby.
 
2018-07-10 10:46:14 PM  
There are certainly Starbucks fans who will complain loudly over this, but they'll have nothing to grasp.
 
2018-07-10 11:35:34 PM  
Before you all get on the paper straw bandwagon, try using one, and you'll realize how much they are a poor second fiddle to plastic.   (I wasn't going to say how much they suck, because...)
 
2018-07-10 11:39:08 PM  

AgentKGB: Starbucks isn't coffee. It's liquid carbon with a mild coffee aftertaste.

/the people I know that drink Starbucks smoke multiple packs per day
//they've smoked for so many years that the Starbucks Tire Fire "coffee" is the only "coffee" they can taste
///come in 3s


I found a new "espresso bar" a couple blocks away from the Starbucks downtown and so far I've tried a cappuccino and a regular coffee and they suck. They've got the decor down, and the clientele of highly attractive young professionals, but the drinks are terrible. The cappuccino tasted like they made it with reconstituted milk, and the coffee tastes like it had been burnt by sitting in a pot all day. The cappuccino did have amazing artwork in the froth though.

What I'm trying to say is it's surprisingly easy to do worse than Starbucks, not that that means you should go to Starbucks.
 
2018-07-10 11:48:33 PM  

jvl: February 2020: Uh, we're going back to straws guys. Please come back and buy our milkshakes?


I feel like we are getting to a point in society where all big brands are just going to eat themselves alive. A zillion coffee shops that don't have thousands of locations can go on offering straws, and for that matter kicking out people who don't order anything. And because they are not mega-brands, they are not targets. But Starbucks (and other household names) has to always be on top of whatever influential people are concerned about at this moment. I don't care if this leads to the downfall of Starbucks or others, but it seems weird and pointless. Being CEO of Starbucks seems like a terrible way to spend your life.
 
2018-07-11 12:13:26 AM  

vinniethepoo: Iced coffee, subby.


Not at Starbucks.

/holy shiat that cold brew is nasty.
 
2018-07-11 04:09:04 AM  

AgentKGB: Starbucks isn't coffee. It's liquid carbon with a mild coffee aftertaste.

/the people I know that drink Starbucks smoke multiple packs per day
//they've smoked for so many years that the Starbucks Tire Fire "coffee" is the only "coffee" they can taste
///come in 3s


The last time that I was in a Starbucks they offered a light roast coffee that wasn't awful. Not spectacular, but drinkable. I went there because it was the only place that I could find that served anything other than just espresso based coffees. I like a nice cappuccino as much as anyone but sometimes it's nice to have a filter coffee instead.
 
2018-07-11 07:01:13 AM  
"Starbucks taught the world how to drink coffee, and I firmly believe that Starbucks can teach the world how to make the environment its ultimate business partner," Grenier said.

Starbucks taught the world how to drink coffee


uhhhh

I wish I could offer a more elaborate comment, but I simply can not think of one at the moment.
 
2018-07-11 08:28:40 AM  

FortyHams: Someone in some starbucks in 2020 will be able to say "This is the last straw".


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2018-07-11 03:58:35 PM  
Old guy here. Can remember when all straws were paper and all stirrers were wood. You will survive .
 
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