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Old 05-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #61
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butlers & insomnia are farrrrrrrrrr better than starbucks. get yo buttts to ireland people!

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:40 AM   #62
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Costa is ok in a pinch (pinch being not a lot of money)
But overall I love starbucks. Failing that I go to Cafe Nero or a lovely little cafe in my local area called Pantry Green. They do a nice cheap cappaucino and a beautiful hot chocolate



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Old 06-11-2008, 01:01 AM   #63
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I don't drink starbucks because of their unethical practises.
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but they don't let their workers join trade unions and saturate the market with coffee shops forcing smaller local ones out of business. Once the local ones have closed down, starbucks then closes some of it's stores leaving it with a market monopoly. You can get fairtrade coffee from sources a lot more ethical than starbucks.

Also only 6% of their products are actually certified fairtrade and o.4% of their profits are spent on charitable works. Means they get the kudos of fairtrade without the effort.
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Oh my god, how can you people choke down the junk that Starbucks try to pass off as coffee? As Heidi has already said, they're hardly the best company to give money to but if you look at them surely for quality of their drinks it's.. well.. horrific. Too milky, too hot, too cold, re-steaming milk, using old cold foam, pouring pathetic shots. God, honestly, I've never had a nice drink from Starbucks, they need to learn HOW to make a proper coffee, well made, smooth and silky. God, I hate how people think they're amazing. More people are now coming back to small business cafes because they know there's a chance they'll have a GOOD coffee and at a decent price atleast. I hate seeing people make bad coffee, especially when they have the cheek to call themselves a barista, you need skill and knowledge to be a proper barista, dammit >_<
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:50 PM   #64
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:33 AM   #65
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I hate the hot chocs in costa. They taste weird and come in a really strange tall glass balanced on a tiny plate!
Agreed. I had one to take out from costa cuz I was waiting for a gig to start and it was the most disgusting hot chocolate I ever had >.<

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:36 AM   #66
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but they don't let their workers join trade unions and saturate the market with coffee shops forcing smaller local ones out of business. Once the local ones have closed down, starbucks then closes some of it's stores leaving it with a market monopoly. You can get fairtrade coffee from sources a lot more ethical than starbucks.

Also only 6% of their products are actually certified fairtrade and o.4% of their profits are spent on charitable works. Means they get the kudos of fairtrade without the effort.

Isn't that like...every other large chain ever?
Isn't Tescos, the food giant, even starting to take over other large chains due to basically the same thing? Don't alot of food chains also constantly screw over producers by making large orders and cancelling them at last minute to save money? Doesn't this crap happen EVERYWHERE?






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Old 08-11-2008, 01:10 PM   #67
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Isn't that like...every other large chain ever?
Isn't Tescos, the food giant, even starting to take over other large chains due to basically the same thing? Don't alot of food chains also constantly screw over producers by making large orders and cancelling them at last minute to save money? Doesn't this crap happen EVERYWHERE?
Pretty much. But that's the evils of capitalism for you. I think Tesco are still disputing a decision to not allow them to open a store on Arran. The residents are happy with their Co-op are don't want a Tesco. Tesco said that it's unfair. Bit rich coming from the chain who open a store everywhere and drive out local traders, and even other smaller chains.

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Old 09-11-2008, 12:31 PM   #68
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Ages ago I went to Starbucks and my friend got me some frozen strawberry thing, it was really nice :D

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:46 PM   #69
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #70
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ahh Starbucks is my secret shame.
in summer i have Raspberry Blackcurrant Frappucino
in winter i just have steamed skimmed milk, then i put cinnamon and chocolate powder on top. i tried it with their syrup shots but they're too sweet for me, and i don't like coffee, and i'm too poor for it all anyway, and steamed milk is the "cheapest". luckily i watch them put the milk in so i know they don't re-steam it. it is expensive though.
i think i just like those little sippy cups with the cardboard thing around so it doesn't burn your hands. comforting in the winter.

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Old 10-11-2008, 01:53 AM   #71
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In summer I live off the berry frappucinos.
In winter it's all about chai lattes made with soy milk :)





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