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Unread 12-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #46
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All coffee is disgusting in general.


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I love how everybody here assumes that their tastes are the only acceptable ones in the universe.

Starbucks is hilariously profitable, and it's only the largest chain of a massive industry. Someone's gotta be buying it. Also, we will gladly spend thousands of dollars essentially to make our vehicles less comfortable and useful except for a very, very small percentage of their useful lives. Who's the idiot now?
If everyone else wants Starbucks, I'm not trying to stop them.

I just like to go in every now and again and order a plain black coffee - and watch the screen go blank. I might get a "How many shots?" and then I'll shift gears - "Good idea. I'll take a venti espresso, please!"

I'm just not into the whole "fancy coffee" scene. Me? I prefer coffee that will strip paint from five paces away. Good coffee should cause palpitations in at least half of the people who drink it...
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Unread 12-14-2012, 01:39 AM   #48
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Maybe your local employees suck, because every Starbucks I've ever been into understands 'Large black coffee' just fine.

I don't go to Starbucks often, since buying good coffee from Starbucks is like buying a lift kit from Rough Country (It works, and that's the best you can say), but the employees aren't mindless drones or anything-if you go in and ask for a large, black coffee, you can get one.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 04:56 AM   #49
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If everyone else wants Starbucks, I'm not trying to stop them.

I just like to go in every now and again and order a plain black coffee - and watch the screen go blank. I might get a "How many shots?" and then I'll shift gears - "Good idea. I'll take a venti espresso, please!"

I'm just not into the whole "fancy coffee" scene. Me? I prefer coffee that will strip paint from five paces away. Good coffee should cause palpitations in at least half of the people who drink it...
So lots of caffeine? Get a large coffee with 4 or more espresso shots, I guarantee you'll be bouncing off the walls wanting to run around. With the palpitations.

Caffeine 415mg- Large Starbucks Bold coffee

one espresso shot-75mg caffeine

Just looked it up.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #50
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Maybe your local employees suck, because every Starbucks I've ever been into understands 'Large black coffee' just fine.

I don't go to Starbucks often, since buying good coffee from Starbucks is like buying a lift kit from Rough Country (It works, and that's the best you can say), but the employees aren't mindless drones or anything-if you go in and ask for a large, black coffee, you can get one.
This.

Starbucks may not be the best coffee in town, but it's consistent and not unsinkable like mcd's tends to be.

I travel a lot. If there's a Starbucks nearby, at least I can count on a reasonably priced cup of coffee, quiet atmosphere save for the espresso machine, and strong wifi. I don't know what location people are shopping at to find "$4.00 cups of coffee" but the large black coffee (which I also never have trouble ordering) is $2.00. Also, I get free refills, so there's that.

And trust me, the hipsters long ago abandoned Starbucks for the organic, fair trade, specialty roasted, local joint in the crappy neighborhood. You'll be surrounded by college kids and business types.
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Maybe your local employees suck, because every Starbucks I've ever been into understands 'Large black coffee' just fine.

I don't go to Starbucks often, since buying good coffee from Starbucks is like buying a lift kit from Rough Country (It works, and that's the best you can say), but the employees aren't mindless drones or anything-if you go in and ask for a large, black coffee, you can get one.
I am in the South Bay - too many Yuppies. Everybody's into that fancy crappola around here...
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buying good coffee from Starbucks is like buying a lift kit from Rough Country (It works, and that's the best you can say)
I've pretty much skimmed through or skipped all together the chit chat in this thread but I did notice this. I like it. Temporary sig quote!


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X2 Sipping on my 2nd cup now hehehe
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I walked into Starbucks with work boots, blue jeans, hoodie, leather man tool on my hip, dip can circle in my back pocket, ball cap, and a beard a long time ago. Came in to order an Americano, nobody else with coffee nearby.

I didn't know I looked like a redneck until some asshat with hipster glasses and combed over hair told me so. So I told him he looked like a ****** (starts with F, ends with T) and the whole place went silent. Haven't been back since...
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I walked into Starbucks with work boots, blue jeans, hoodie, leather man tool on my hip, dip can circle in my back pocket, ball cap, and a beard a long time ago. Came in to order an American, nobody else with coffee nearby.

I didn't know I looked like a redneck until some asshat with hipster glasses and combed over hair told me so. So I told him he looked like a ****** (starts with F, ends with T) and the whole place went silent. Haven't been back since...
Sounds about like me... I swing in there to do my daily reports after I leave the Jobsite. I guess it depends on your neighborhood. A hipster type would look out of place at the Starbucks in Augusta GA!
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