FW: NBC: starbucks steps back from music business

Ira Weiner irablues@comcast.net
Sun Apr 27 02:23:07 EDT 2008


Right about Starbucks...They over-roast the coffee for that bitter aftertaste...Best chain coffee shops are in the L.A. area...The Tea Leaf  and Coffee Beanery...Their Vanilla Latte (Hot or cold) is to die for...Unfortunatly, I'm an East-Coaster...Only get out to L.A. once or twice a year..And as far as England...Having once flown British Airways and having a stop-over at Heathrow.. Well, when in England..Drink Tea..    

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From: Steve Hoffman <stevehoffman@STARPOWER.NET> 

> More of a jazz ballad than a straightahead blues, but very very bluesy 
> -- the standard "Black Coffee" as performed by Sarah Vaughan (and others). 
> 
> -Steve Hoffman 
> p.s. Who agrees - Starbucks coffee is WAY too strong, WAY too bitter ... 
> just insane what they've gotten people to accept as good coffee. ..... I 
> am a coffee lover and a coffee fiend but I think coffee should taste 
> smooth and mellow ..... Starbucks is like an over-the-counter pharmacy, 
> basically druggin' people with heavy doses of caffeine and sugar and 
> charging a premium for it .... 
> 
> Patrick Morris wrote: 
> > Starbucks takes loads of knocks -- hell once I was stranded in central London 
> on a bank holiday weekend and the only place open was the one at Vauxhall! I 
> braved it and the coffee wasn't bad nor was the price compared to lousey hit or 
> miss attitude in my regular little place. I'll defend them on one other count, 
> they put my son through university. They paid higer wage than the usual McJobs 
> places that my son tried to get work with and they reward his work ethic by 
> making him a shift manager with a premium. We still have loads of discount 
> coupons too! Some free coffees now and then four years later and college all 
> paid for...I'll not trashtalk them! 
> > Cheers 
> > Qucikly now -- Best Blues Tune about coffee? 
> > 
> > Ricky Stevens wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > What a concept! Stick to your core business and do it well. 
> > 
> > Starbucks would be doing quite nicely if they would sell drinkable coffee 
> instead of whatever that stuff is. Any coffee that needs a quart of cream, a cup 
> of sugar, and a dozen other assorted flavorings to make it palatable must have 
> something inherently wrong with it. 
> > 
> > And in related news: 
> > 
> http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/retail/trouble-brewing-starb 
> ucks/ 
> > 
> > Ricky Stevens 
> > 
> > 
> > Arkabutla, Mississippi 
> > 
> > 
> >> In a message dated 4/26/2008 10:00:43 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
> >> pdvmorris@btinternet.com writes: 
> >> 
> >> The coffee in biz in a huge slump all over the world and Starbucks, or so I 
> >> read somewhere, is trying to 
> >> focus it's corp energy on selling it's drinks and coffees instead of spinoff 
> >> or offshoot biz. 
> >> 
> >> 
> > 
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