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Topic: Charbucks Vending machines...quick collect your quarters! (10 msgs / 299 lines)
1) From: Justin Nevins
Wow...even I did not think they would go this far. Confirmation that
Charbucks doesn't actually know what coffee should taste like:http://www.slashfood.com/2007/03/23/starbucks-hot-drink-vending-machines/

2) From: Brett Mason
I think their accountants would say that Starbucks knows exactly what coffee
should taste like...
Turns out we on the list are a minority...
Brett
Yeah, I like mine better too...
On 7/11/07, Justin Nevins  wrote:
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
wow - never thought they would do a vending machine - actually, i 
would be curious to try it out. can't be much worse than some of 
their stores...
tom
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
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     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

4) From: Ingrid Clark Zavadoski
(First post to list for me as well)
Wow -- what a ride since the first time I stepped into a "Charbucks" at 
SeaTac Mall circa 1992 (because I don't believe there was even one in 
Seattle proper yet) and had a cup of the most interesting coffee I'd 
ever had up until that point. I think there were just a couple 
locations then. . . And I had a friend who went to work there a couple 
of years later and they had do go through a week or two of intensive 
training before they'd even let them pull shots. (They got to go see 
the roasting, cup coffee, etc.) It makes me nostalgic -- even if it was 
never the greatest coffee in the world, they did take it seriously for 
a while --

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
I wasn't surprised since they're already selling bottled drivel in =
stores &
vending machines. When I was running Moxie's Café I was told by =
customers
there was a Charbucks vend-o-maccino in the upstairs break room. I =
didn't
try it but was told it was foul. Which isn't to say it's better or worse
than the low bar set at Mermaid "coffee shops"!
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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6) From: Sandy Andina
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On Jul 11, 2007, at 4:18 PM, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote:
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Have to correct you there. I lived in Seattle from 1971-8; they  
started across the street from Pike Place Mkt. and then in summer  
1972 opened their first branch store, at the University Village Mall  
between the U. District/Husky Stadium and Laurelhurst neighborhood.   
(It was a much smaller mall back then). They sold only coffees, teas,  
spices, chocolates, and coffee/tea-making supplies.  They didn't sell  
drinks till Howard Schultz bought the company much later on.  By the  
early 80s they had branched out all over Washington State, with a  
store in Vancouver, BC. I moved here to Chicago in 1978; in 1985 we  
got our first Starbucks downtown in the Loop, and got another one in  
the Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1988 (used to be my reward after  
jogging).  By 1992, Seattle was the nation's espresso capitol, with  
an explosion of high-quality independent shops (still around today)  
that eclipsed Starbucks in importance; hence S'bux' expansion to  
other cities and then (as kiosks) into airports, supermarkets,  
discount stores (Target, Meijer) and tollway rest stop plazas. (The  
only time I ever patronize them any more is on the tollway or in a  
town without an independent shop).  Say what you will about the  
current execrable state of their product--without them and Peet's  
blazing the trail and introducing most of America to the concept of  
espresso and espresso drinks, we would not have had the movement that  
led to quality independent shops (most of them also roasters) like  
Intelligentsia, Vivace, Stumptown, Metropolis, Dead River, Counter  
Culture, Pheasant Creek, Murky, Caffe d'Arte, Coffee Emergency,  
Riley's, Kaldi, etc.   And without S'bux, Illy and Lavazza would have  
had a tougher time penetrating the American consumer market (as  
opposed to selling to restaurants).
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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On Jul 11, 2007, =
at 4:18 PM, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote:
(First post to list for me as well) Wow -- = what a ride since the first time I stepped into a "Charbucks" at SeaTac = Mall circa 1992 (because I don't believe there was even one in Seattle = proper yet)
Have to correct = you there. I lived in Seattle from 1971-8; they started across the = street from Pike Place Mkt. and then in summer 1972 opened their first = branch store, at the University Village Mall between the U. = District/Husky Stadium and Laurelhurst neighborhood.  (It was a much = smaller mall back then). They sold only coffees, teas, spices, = chocolates, and coffee/tea-making supplies.  They didn't sell drinks = till Howard Schultz bought the company much later on.  By the early = 80s they had branched out all over Washington State, with a store in = Vancouver, BC. I moved here to Chicago in 1978; in 1985 we got our first = Starbucks downtown in the Loop, and got another one in the Lincoln Park = neighborhood in 1988 (used to be my reward after jogging).  By 1992, = Seattle was the nation's espresso capitol, with an explosion of = high-quality independent shops (still around today) that eclipsed = Starbucks in importance; hence S'bux' expansion to other cities and then = (as kiosks) into airports, supermarkets, discount stores (Target, = Meijer) and tollway rest stop plazas. (The only time I ever patronize = them any more is on the tollway or in a town without an independent = shop).  Say what you will about the current execrable state of their = product--without them and Peet's blazing the trail and introducing most = of America to the concept of espresso and espresso drinks, we would not = have had the movement that led to quality independent shops (most of = them also roasters) like Intelligentsia, Vivace, Stumptown, Metropolis, = Dead River, Counter Culture, Pheasant Creek, Murky, Caffe d'Arte, Coffee = Emergency, Riley's, Kaldi, etc.   And without S'bux, Illy and = Lavazza would have had a tougher time penetrating the American consumer = market (as opposed to selling to restaurants). Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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7) From: Sandy Andina
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On Jul 11, 2007, at 4:43 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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ooops.....meant to type "capital" (though I suppose the Pike Place  
Starbucks was still the espresso "capitol" in espresso's "capital"  
city).
Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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By = 1992, Seattle was the nation's espresso = capitol ooops.....meant to type = "capital" (though I suppose the Pike Place Starbucks was still the = espresso "capitol" in espresso's "capital" city). Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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8) From: Rick Copple
Sandy Andina wrote:
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And finally, in 2007, they reached Marble Falls, TX. They just put in 
one this year. I've not visited yet. :)
-- 
Rick Copple

9) From: raymanowen
The Subject is:
*Charbucks Vending machines...quick collect your quarters!*
*
*Lemme change it to: *
**Charbucks Vending machines...Keep your quarters- Watch Your BUCKS!
*
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!*
*
On 7/12/07, Rick Copple  wrote:
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10) From: Justin Nevins
RayO Wrote:
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Agreed.
Justin Nevins
On 7/12/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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