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Topic: badmouthing Starbucks was : RE: +RE: Everyone holding up okay? (9 msgs / 141 lines)
1) From: Lissa
On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 03:19, Rick Farris wrote:
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This comes up every few months.  
It was Starbucks, via the web, who introduced me to real coffee.  I
ordered from them for a few months before finding better stuff.  After a
year or so, I started roasting my own.  But, if it hadn't been for that
whimsical late night decision to search for coffee on Alta Vista (this
was pre-Google), I might still be drinking Maxwell House.
 
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I live in a major metropolis (I dare anyone to say Detroit isn't a major
city), and I can't find drinkable coffee anywhere besides at my house. 
But, if I'm drinking coffee on the road, I'll pick Starbucks before
Burger King, Marriot swill in airports, etc.  I know I'm going to be
overcharged, that the beans will be substandard, but I also know what
I'll be getting.
Be well,
Lissa
-- 
The gods play games with the fate of men.  Not complex
ones, obviously, because gods lack patience.
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2) From: Alpha Apso
Lissa wrote:
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The dark colored swampwater served in fast food joints does not even qualify as
coffee, and does not deserve mention on a coffee list. Unless I can get COFFEE,
I stick to Coke or Pepsi.
For the conservation of the Tibetan Lhasa Apso,
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3) From: Jim Gundlach
On Friday, August 23, 2002, at 10:34 AM, Lissa wrote:
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I forget the name but there is a coffee place in the Atlanta airport 
that servers a relatively fresh and unburnt espresso that is not bad at 
all.  I think it is the only place there with an espresso machine.
Jim Gundlach
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4) From: Jim Gundlach
On Saturday, August 24, 2002, at 01:00 AM, Dan Bollinger wrote:
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It was a storefront, never saw an espresso machine on a cart in the 
Atlanta airport.
Jim Gundlach
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5) From: John Abbott
Cathy! And I always thought you were so smart. You prefer the taste of
carbonated water, caramel coloring and sugar (aspartame if diet) to the
taste of coffee no matter how bad? Coffee gives one bad breath but
doesn't rot your teeth or kidneys.
John - living where the water is so salty nobody drinks it
On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 10:42, Alpha Apso wrote:
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6) From: Alpha Apso
John Abbott wrote:
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But John,  MacDonalds swill is swampwater pretending to be coffee: at least coke
and pepsi are not pretending to be anything else! 
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7) From: Ed Needham
'Seattle's Best' if I remember correctly.  Was just through there in June.
Ed Needham
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8) From: Dan Bollinger
At a storefront or on a cart?  I knew the guy who ran all the carts there
and at the Gift Mart.

9) From: Dan Bollinger
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My wife, a non-coffee drinker, likes my coffee-breath!  Did you know? Coffee
beans are served in Italy as breath fresheners after a garlicky dinner.
Also on the plus side, my dentist says my low cavity count is due to daily
doses of -- can you guess?  Coffee.  There, now that I've managed to
rationalize my addiction I think I'll pour another cup of this full city
roast Huehue.  :)  Dan
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