Skip to comments.Is Starbucks A Cult?
Posted on 12/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Room for smarm in your latte? Isnt there something creepy about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz having [in Politico's words] asked his Washington-area employees to write Come Together on each customer cup today, tomorrow and Friday, as a gesture to urge leaders to resolve the fiscal cliff? Did Schultz take a poll of his employeessorry, partners, he calls thembefore ordering pressuring asking them to join in this lobbying effort? What if he were, say, the CEO of Chick-fil-A and he asked his partners to write Preserve the Family on the outside of cups and containers.
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Never been in one and never will.
Harold shouldn’t mind being patriotic and coughing up more tax dollars for the new socialist motherland. This is their dream come true isn’t it? Pay up Harold you 1%er.
Correction—not Harold but Howard, sorry for the brain clot.
I think many SB aficionados subconsciously gussy up their acid with sprinkles, Cinnamon, latte (weak milk), steam, whateverthehell else will dilute the acid, and end up with something they think is great. They get the privilege of paying 5-7 bucks for it, to boot.
In Seattle, the city of a million Starbucks (one or two for every city block) it certainly seems like a cult.
Never cared much for their coffee, kinda crappy and most is only a step above day-old truckstop coffee.
Then again, I guess my Keurig and my choice of certain strong coffees like Black Diamond and Jet Fuel has spoiled me. NOT!
It’s an incredible business model, similar to Red Bull, where you use clever advertising and media buzz to sell a product for several times what your competitors do.
This is so dumb. Does anyone really think about, much less give a crap what the CEO of a coffee company thinks or does? Why would this have anything to do with buying a cup of coffee?
Brilliant marketing, horrible over-valued product.
I’m a Starbucks “virgin” - never been to one.
My adult children think I’m beyond help, LOL.
I’m having an excellent SB bold, black...$1.56
To the headline: I think so.
Here in conservative central Virginia, it looks like the entire liberal/Northeastern transplant population in this area congregates at Starbucks. They all look like pseudo-intellectual leftwingers, right down to the skinny wirerim-bespectacled men with scarves looped jauntily (and might I say, queerly) around their necks. They prominently carry their Starbucks cups, thinking it’s fashionable to be seen toting the logo.
Personally, I think Starbucks coffee is awful. It’s not so much strong as it is burned and bitter. I love strong coffee——my husband brews up some powerful Dunkin Donuts that’s delicious, without a hint of bitterness. But Starbucks seems to be all about the image, not the coffee.
Some people just like to drink used motor oil spiked with a little battery acid for good measure. I won’t fault you for it....just won’t drink it.
Starbucks = Charbucks.
Opened my first bag of La Colombe on Christmas morning.
Ethiopian Gera, to be precise.
burr grinder, french press... to say it is smooth is an understatement. An amazing bean, perfectly roasted... what an incredible cup it brews. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
The free market is a wonderful thing.
Ooh, I want to wake up in your home someday!!!
Man, I could really go for a Starbucks, y'know?
I don't really think we have time for a handjob, Joe.
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