Sick of Starbucks?

3ternal

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I am. I live in the Seattle area and work at a Starbucks, and after visiting many of the privately owned coffee houses in the area, I can''t watch Starbucks drown out business for others anymore. In the more suburban areas, It''s friggen hard to open up a coffee house because of them... Me and a good friend of mine are looking into location, and have vowed to become everything they are not lol.
 

Supermanofcoffee

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Well..

You guys are lucky, in my town there's only one coffee house, and some smaller ones who sell coffee besides food. :?

But when traveling in other cities, Starbucks really stands out, and I can imagine that it's easy to get tired of them.
 
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3ternal

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Well Seattle seems like the coffee capital of the US, and it just sucks that starbucks is trying to take over the area. Although I have around 3 starbucks locations each square mile, I drive 20-30 minutes to get a good cup of coffee at a true coffee house. Almost feels like your back home.
 

latinboy1976

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I live on the Hill so plenty of yummy Fuel and Vivace for me :twisted: About the only thing *$ has done was bring specialty coffee into the mainstream but it us up to the indies to really make it shine. LONG LIVE THE INDIES!
 

SactoMike

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Starbucks is not going away....

But the other night I visited a local place called Metro Espresso. I bought a 1/2 lb of house blend, a cookie, and a lg coffee for $6.65. Try doing that at Starbucks + getting that price and personal service. I'm looking forward to visiting the original Java City next week at 18th and Capital. They just remodeled and it even made the news here in town. Sacramento has options, but Starbucks is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
 

topher

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was that sarcasm about the latte art? If not do you really think that can make or break a drink??!!
 

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