Thursday, November 30, 2006

13 Things About Starbucks

Thirteen Things about Starbucks

I know some folks call it the "Evil Empire" but I'm rather fond of the place!

Fresh, hot coffee, always strong, always good, never bitter (or lattes – my weakness) with many options

Real 1/2&1/2- not powdered creamer (an oxymoron if there ever was one)

Clean, spacious bathrooms

Friendly, cordial employees who seem happy to wait on you

Easy on/ off access at most freeways

You can bring your own cup (granted you had to buy it from them first) – they will even rinse it out for you so the back seat doesn’t get piled ankle deep in Styrofoam.

Good Sandwiches

Semi nutritious breakfast – the yogurt and granola parfaits. Yes, there are plenty of diet busters too but at least there is another option

Comfy Chairs

Open early and late. And on Thanksgiving. And Christmas

Unlike most stores they did not begin to play Christmas music in mid October. In fact, the one I frequent has yet to make me endure upteen versions of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”.

You can spend a little time or a while away a couple of hours.

Fascinating people watching

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Leanne said...

I'm a fan of Starbucks, too! Those evil, addicting lattes!!

Cin said...

LOL. I have to admit I used to be of the 'Evil Empire' mindset until I came to the realization that just because a coffee place is independent, it isn't necessarily better...

I still opt for my favourite indy place when I can, but the Starbucks Christmas blend is VERY nice and has me visiting more often. As for your list? I couldn't agree more.

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Jenn said...

Cute 13!!!

lisa-marie said...

I really like Starbucks, too! When I get together with my friend Jewel, we like to hang out in a Starbucks, drink coffee and play Gin Rummy! Have a terrific weekend!

Kelli said...

It's so depressing that I don't like coffee....because I love the aroma. I just love that smell early in the morning! Great list! Have a great weekend!

amy said...

I have only been to Starbucks 2 times but I can understand why people like it..Great atmosphere

alice, uptown said...

I hate Starbucks. It destroyed all of my local coffee shops with one sweep of the corporate one-size-fits-everywhere experience. And then they have the gall to leave out a tip jar, when the baristas won't even put sugar in the cup for you. For $4, you can buy more than half a pound of really good coffee, ground to your particular liking, and just add boiling water at home (it is the only cooking I do). I won't go to Starbucks unless I am in an airport which, by its very nature, is everywhere and nowhere at once.