Who hates or dislikes STARBUCKS? ;-)

Philippines
April 1, 2007 11:15am CST
I love starbucks! I know a LOT of people who are addicted to starbucks... I have not heard of anyone who does not like it. I'm just curious, does anybody here hate starbucks? If you're a true blue coffee lover but you don't dig it, how come? :-)
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7 responses
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I really can't stand the taste of Starbucks coffee. It is too bitter. I much prefer Tim Horton's coffee.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Finally, I found the one.... ;-) Thank you for the response...
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I work at Starbucks, so I should probably be careful of what I say... But from what I know, people who hate Starbucks usually hate it for one of three reasons: 1. They simply don't like the coffee. Which is fine. Every one has their own coffee preferences, and a lot of our brews tend to be really strong. 2. They don't like large, million-dollar corporations, or think that Starbucks is pretentious for having such high-priced coffee. 3. They prefer independent, unique coffee shops rather than a chain where every location is pretty much the same. In my opinion, Starbucks, like just about any company, has its strengths and its weaknesses. Some of its strengths are that it focuses heavily on providing good service to its customers, it provides good benefits to its employees, and it uses fair-trade policies when buying coffee from growers. I think the biggest improvement they could make is to recycle more. We go through a lot of milk jugs and cartons and paper products, and I think that as a company that is concerned about its environmental impact, it would make more sense if we recycled all of those things.
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
Thanks for the objective response. I really enjoyed reading it.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Not a problem. Glad I could be useful.
@luannemay (258)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
i don't hate starbucks but i think the prices of their coffee is just too expensive,
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
thanks for droppin' by...
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
We have an ongoing debate at work here. We are in Canada and Tim Horton's is a donut/coffee place. We are divided between Starbucks, Tim Hortons and local small coffee shops. Of the 3 the last place I will go is Starbucks. I prefer the small independent mom and pop coffee shops, where the coffee is good and the conversation is better. Tim Horton's is second on my list as the coffee is more reasonable priced and it started in Canada. Third is Starbucks. I hate the fact to get a fancy coffee you have to line up twice. I am not willing to do that. I hate the prices at Starbucks and I hate the fact they are a big corporation. The biggest argument I get from male co-workers is the Starbucks girls are the best looking. I just roll my eyes and off to mom and pop...
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Hey whywiki! Thanks for the response. Practical. I like that. ;-)
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I love the smell and taste of Starbucks coffee. I especially love that they are located in Barnes and Noble so I can read a book while I am enjoying my coffee. However, I think they are seriously overpriced. It is coffee for pete's sake. There is no reason to charge someone that much money for a cup of coffee. It is not that expensive to make.
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
Yeah.. It would be really wonderful to enjoy it at a lesser cost.
@jsh177 (23)
• United States
1 Apr 07
For national chains, I prefer Caribou Coffee, and I really like Intelligentsia coffee where it is available. To me, Starbucks seems to be using inferior beans to what they used when they started. Maybe their explosive success caused this to happen. I still go there a lot, but given the option I usually prefer local independent coffee shops.
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
Thank you for responding. I appreciate it. :-)
@Shavkat (59959)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
In some instances, I do pretend not to offend other people. But, if the person continued to ask my opinion. I will say it what's really in my mind. I don't make it harsh as much as possible, since I don't like the idea of hurting their soul. Think about the practical ways of spending and your time with coffee in the shop. Does it make sense?