Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Don't Have $5 For A Cup Of Coffee? Not To Worry At....Starbucks


I found this interesting article about how to go cheap at Starbucks. I support this fully and have respect for all those ingenious customers trying to fight against overpriced coffee from a company trying to make $2 over $0.05 worth of milk. Although, I have to admit from my very limited knowledge that I actually think Starbucks seems to be a great company to work for and they seem to give back to the community wherever they are. I also got a new found respect for them when I heard that EVERY employee of Starbucks has to work as a barista for at least a week before joining the company. So someone I know who became a lawyer at their Seattle corporate headquarters went to her local Starbucks and joined their team for a week. How cool is that? I should go work for them to fulfill my morbid curiousity of working in the Services industry, which somehow in my mind seems glamorous, but that's probably because I'm surrounded by spoiled lawyers who must have lived in caves before going out into the real world for their lack of social or even just courtesy skills.

But Starbucks has been slipping lately. That whole coupon snafu was really lame on Starbucks's part. Kudos to Caribou for honoring the coupons. And raising the price of coffee by a nickel? That's like gouging crack addicts.

For me, I just drink during the day (outside of work, I make my own coffee) that awful sludge that comes out of every office's favorite single-pod automated drink machine maker, Flavia. But I just drink that because I like the idea of a robot serving me coffee.

4 comments:

teahouse said...

Hahahaha, Flavia is the ubiquitous coffee of law firms.

I like their Choco. What you do is press the "espresso" setting, put the Choco in, and then stick in the "Creamy Topping." It almost, just ALMOST tastes like a hot chocolate with whipped cream on top :o)

And I was a nice lawyer when I worked for Biglaw. The only one. Which is why I got the hell out of there.

tim said...

Two things...

First, Service Industry - not so glamorous.

Second, I think cheating of any kind is pathetic. Live within your own means and appreciate what you have... not what you need to sneak to have.

:: jozjozjoz :: said...

Sometimes I'm glad I don't drink coffee!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes. Life in the service industry is very glamourous. Mm-hmm. Yes, indeedy...