I haven’t perked coffee since 1971. I find it boring, to each his own.
Many churches in our town have Bible studies in the STBX.
Koren students have English lessons there.
Kids meet after team sports for a treat.
I am not sure I have seen in leftest feeling special there.
But the above groups may feel special none the less.
When I had my shop, I was amazed at the number of pastors that would come in during the week to hang out, study and meet with people. I got to know a lot of them and really enjoyed my store.
It would still be opened, if I had been a better business man. (picking a better location and having a drive thru)
A good coffee shop becomes a social center. That people actually protested and grieved when Starbucks closed a lot of operations in my area is a testament to a product and environment that was appreciated by many. There is no mandate to go there. People make it a success because the product is desired and worth the price.
My favorite thing about a Starbucks is that when I am stressed, exhausted and travelling with a long road behind and before me (as I often am), I can RELY on getting a GOOD, STRONG cup of REAL coffee at Starbucks. I look for them like I look for gas stations or decent hotels. They are part of the trip, and make it so much better.
Boy in our area the Starbucks are crawling with lefties. Probable a function of the amount of leftists per sq.mi.