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when i was in barcelona (during the official iraq war) there was a lot of anti-american government/company protests..

 

the fast food and starbucks definitely got the brunt of the abuse..

 

at night, large gangs of kids would congregate out front and 'demonstrate'

 

but the next day, the place would be full of customers...European Customers.

 

so, this shit is happening for a reason.

many people are like sheep.

they see something a bunch of people enjoy, and they get in on it..then they are seduced by the allure of the familiar (:rolleyes: )

 

spain is full of mom and pop owned coffee shops.

europeans, and people all over the world know what american conglomerations and corporations are about..the almighty dollar, the homogenization of culture, the destruction of unique and unusual goods and services, the erosion of small business..

 

and yet, the world is embracing this stuff.

sure, some of us know what's going on, but it doesn't change the fact that people know what they like:

 

they like easy convenient premade no-thought required type of shit

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Starbucks has Wi-Fi.

 

That is fucking key.

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So basically through all this talking, lemme sum it up.

 

No one fucking cares. No, no one. At all.

 

 

 

No body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever.

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I was in spain for like 8 weeks when I was 17. I didn't drink coffee back then but I did drink a lot of brandy. when I did it was always cafe con leche. man.. those europeans sure know how to enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: my problem with starbucks.

 

Originally posted by se_FOUR

Serious, I really don`t know Canterbury well at all, but there was no Cafe open, i.e eggs bacon beans sausages tomato`s etc ?

 

this is what was so dissapointing. it was sunday night though, not the day. if it was earlier in the day im sure something would have been open. but lack of time, lack of knolage of the area, starbucks was the only choice.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: my problem with starbucks.

 

Originally posted by $360

this is what was so dissapointing. it was sunday night though, not the day. if it was earlier in the day im sure something would have been open. but lack of time, lack of knolage of the area, starbucks was the only choice.

 

 

 

It`s all good man, I mean I don`t really like Kebabs either..Fuck it portion of Chips for me with salt and onion vinegar.yum! hehe

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Guest Ginger Bread Man
Originally posted by Kilo7-

^ thanks for the insight into the process.

I'm sure that you are right about the quality and precision that

goes into the product that leaves your store however...

 

 

 

 

Unless the roasting is done in store then there's no way to be sure.

If the beans are roasted elsewhere and then shipped to individual

outlets then it would make for a standard roast across the board.

Roasting is a tricky art but it's not rocket science either (more on that later)

The coffee I've had from a few starbucks in the past tastes burnt to me.

If it's all done in a factory somewhere then individual stores cant change

the roast even if they wanted to.

 

now am I just talking out of my ass? yes and no.

 

Just for the record my father owns and runs a coffee roastery

and import/export business along with some cafes on an island

off the coast of Venezuela. He's been going to all the trade shows

and coffee expos for some time and I picked up a little knoledge on the way.

 

you make a valid point which i can not, will not argue. ill ask around and see what i can find about that.

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