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Old 07-15-2015, 09:09 AM
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I went to Starbucks the other day for a venti vanilla latte and when the barista rung me up, I was surprised to be charged $5.03 for the 20 oz. drink. The price had gone up again. Going over the $5.00 mark made it mentally seem much more than when it was under $5.00 a few months ago when I last purchased the same beverage. Fortunately I don't go there often due to expense and not caring too much for the taste. But it's a nice change from drinking my drip Folgers at home almost every day. I think. Now I'm not so sure. Do you have any coffee alternatives, at home or otherwise? In Alaska, we have a lot of competition to Starbucks, but here, Starbucks has a lock on the java market. My home drip brew is good, but a change would be really nice.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:28 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I guess, snobs will still shop there
You don't need to drink your drip Folgers - a low, low quality blend (who knows what's there)
There are MANY other brands. You could make really good coffee, at home.

Maybe you want to read about what goes into low quality coffee, and how the mold there can affect your health...
https://www.bulletproofexec.com/why-...akes-you-weak/
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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I am not a coffee drinker, but I know a lot of people who think McDonald's coffee is pretty decent.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:56 AM
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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I like Dutch bro's much better than starbucks now.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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Pay the price, don't pay the price. Its always your choice. If people find its not worth it they will quit going there.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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There's no question that Starbuck's is overpriced. The problem is that if you want a good coffee drink (not just regular coffee), they have a monopoly on this in many areas - i.e., in most cases Starbucks is the only coffee bar you may see around.

Conversely, I was in Portland, OR & Seattle, WA on vacation back in June - though there were the ubiquitous Starbuck's all over, each city also had a lot of other smaller coffee places that I had never heard of in which the coffee was less expensive - and in some cases better - than Starbucks.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Starbucks can charge whatever they want and people will still go and get their fix...
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:17 AM
 
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Starbucks and Dunkin donuts basically took over coffee market. This is no more local coffee shops in anymore.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:23 AM
 
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I guess, snobs will still shop there
You don't need to drink your drip Folgers - a low, low quality blend (who knows what's there)
There are MANY other brands. You could make really good coffee, at home.

Maybe you want to read about what goes into low quality coffee, and how the mold there can affect your health...
https://www.bulletproofexec.com/why-...akes-you-weak/
I don't frequent Starbucks as much as I used to... but I still go every now and then. I've never ran into a snob there. They're mostly average Americans... slightly higher population of students, artsy people, and business people.
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