Tuesday, March 15, 2011

From My Side of the Table: Starbucks Love Them or Hate Them?



I read an article yesterday about the Starbucks CEO and that got me to thinking about the whole concept of Starbucks and the relationship I have with them. I have a love hate relationship with Starbucks.

I love them because I love their frozen drinks. I love having them in my hands and slurping them down on a hot Houston summer day, or even having a nice hot coffee or hot chocolate on a cold wet winter day. They smell good, and taste great! My favorite drink at Starbucks is their Strawberry and Cream Frappuccino. It’s wonderful, and no matter how hard I try I can’t quite replicate it, but I am close!!

What I hate about Starbucks is their coffee really isn’t THAT good and when I say THAT good I mean $5’s of good!  Of course when you think about it most “coffee houses” have over priced coffee. I even noticed that McDonald’s coffee is starting to reflect the Starbucks prices, or in some cases they are closing in on them. On the grand scheme of things in my opinion Starbucks coffee is watered down tasting, and it makes me choke each time they tell me how much I owe them. Maybe I have grown too cheap for Starbucks?

With all of that being said I don’t completely avoid Starbucks, but by no means am I their number one customer. I never thought a thing about paying their prices until I married my husband who is a BIG coffee snob. He doesn’t mind paying $25 a pound for a bag of good coffee (Seriously), but he will not pay $5 for Starbucks. They $25 a pound coffee is the best coffee I have ever had, but it’s still something we don’t have often. We have it in the house, but we don’t drink it daily.

What are your Starbucks feelings? Do you love them, hate them, or like me… both?

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I love my coffee, have done for years, and I just can't get on with Starbucks coffee, their frozen drinks are to die for! But coffee, a big thumbs down for me, I much prefer Costa, every once in a while I get a Starbucks and I want to like it, but I've had store brought coffees which taste better, it's a shame they charge so much, maybe it would taste better if reasonably priced!

Jess said...

We consider going to Starbucks a treat around here. My kids love going there to get hot chocolate and cake (also way over-priced) and I love a nice latte. So when the kids do something cool and need a reward they often pick Starbucks.

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Kat said...

I know it's pricy but boy do I love me my latte's

Mitzi said...

I'm a big coffee lover and I have to admit, I do love Starbux however I have my preferences of drink choices. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier...