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Old 04-16-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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No Starbucks, but we don't need one, since everything is better local anyway.

The last thing we need in Bozeman is another coffee shop.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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I have to disagree with the "buy local" folks. First off, that one company that someone mentioned which "roasts their own coffee, right in Bozeman" well, what good is that for me? Their coffee is bitter, their service is poor, they are WAY overpriced for everything. Why should I pay an extra $1.50 to them for a mocha or latte? Oh, do you mean that if I buy local, I get a bad product, get poor service, I spend more money, but I am supposed to feel so warm and fuzzy that I "shopped local"?
So, you want to start another coffee shop here? I say, go for it. Competition is welcome! Maybe what makes Bozeman such a friendly place is that so many of us are from elsewhere. There are enough of us transplants, that we aren't acting like we have more rights to be here than anyone else? I think maybe so. So, bring on another new business. Don't let the "average Joe" tell you we don't need any more. Maybe yours will be the next favorite spot.
The south end of town is just dying for a good coffee shop!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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I have to disagree with the "buy local" folks. First off, that one company that someone mentioned which "roasts their own coffee, right in Bozeman" well, what good is that for me? Their coffee is bitter, their service is poor, they are WAY overpriced for everything. Why should I pay an extra $1.50 to them for a mocha or latte?
WHAT.... there is coffee out there more expensive than Starbucks ??? HOLY CRAP. Anyone paying more than a couple bucks for a cup of coffee to begin with is insane as far as I am concerned. Those who do must think $3.45 for a GALLON of gas is a deal.

I don't want to see any of you $7-$8 cup of coffee drinkers b*tching about the cost of a gallon of gas either . No wonder Starbucks has a shop on every corner...
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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WHAT.... there is coffee out there more expensive than Starbucks ??? HOLY CRAP. Anyone paying more than a couple bucks for a cup of coffee to begin with is insane as far as I am concerned. Those who do must think $3.45 for a GALLON of gas is a deal.

I don't want to see any of you $7-$8 cup of coffee drinkers b*tching about the cost of a gallon of gas either . No wonder Starbucks has a shop on every corner...
Reminds me of a radio ad I heard a few years back.

"So you graduated from college with a bachelors degree in liberal arts. What did you do, you pierced your nose and pour coffee for a living... but you are brave, not brave because you charge $4.00 for a cup of coffee, but brave for asking for a tip after charging $4.00 for a cup of coffee."

I think it was a budweiser ad or something, but it sure cracked me up.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:11 PM
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I'll stick with my coffee pot's. Electric one for home and the notorious percolator for camping! (mmmm nothing like camp coffee)
The way things are expanding, I am worried they will put a Starbuck's where you camp. In Wyoming you will be able to order a "Grande" Tetons!
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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I pray for Starbucks to go the way of Krispy Kreme.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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Now that's what I call a donut...um um goooodddd. The jelly filled ones almost throw me into a diabetic coma . Krispy Kreme, a diabetics worst nightmare !

You'd think I'd learn my lesson by now....NOT .

THANKS A LOT for bringing them up... now I need one...
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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WHAT.... there is coffee out there more expensive than Starbucks ??? HOLY CRAP. Anyone paying more than a couple bucks for a cup of coffee to begin with is insane as far as I am concerned. Those who do must think $3.45 for a GALLON of gas is a deal.

I don't want to see any of you $7-$8 cup of coffee drinkers b*tching about the cost of a gallon of gas either . No wonder Starbucks has a shop on every corner...
Yes, or at least as bad. And it is the place that brags about being local. "We grind our own coffee, right here in Bozeman, so it really is better (it is bitter). It really is worth $4.50" for the same latte you get for $3 down the street, at the humble little drive through. Yes, it is crazy, but $3 coffees are something some of us choose to indulge in. Some days I cannot bring myself to indulge, so I am not a daily slave to lattes, but that is beside the point. This "local" business really ticks me off. So, I say, if you want to start a new coffee shop, go for it! Better than another bar.

And, yes, the expensive local shops do have their hand out for tips, as well. Amazing. Everyone who works for an hourly wage now expects a tip. Nobody tips me after doing standard business with me. They would think me outrageous if I put a tip jar on my desk. I would think I was ridiculous, as well! What a crazy world, I need more coffee!
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Better than another bar.
Amen to that... Worse yet another casino.. It's sad to me that there are so many bars and casino's, yet no rec center for the kids.

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And, yes, the expensive local shops do have their hand out for tips, as well. Amazing. Everyone who works for an hourly wage now expects a tip. Nobody tips me after doing standard business with me. They would think me outrageous if I put a tip jar on my desk. I would think I was ridiculous, as well! What a crazy world, I need more coffee!
I'll stick to the old faithful shop coffee pot!
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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I'll stick to the old faithful shop coffee pot!
Damb good coffee too at ~10 cents a cup ?!! Starbucks my *ss...
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