We bitch and moan about paying five dollars for a gallon gas while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.
“...while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.”
I am a cheap sucker. Never been to a Starbucks, not going to one either. I heard about their prices for coffee. As much as I love coffee, grind my own “Rich Roast” beans, the whole bit, I won’t do a Starbucks.
“We bitch and moan about paying five dollars for a gallon gas while we sit in line and wait to pay five dollars for 16 ounces of coffee.”
As a matter of fact, today I got a medium coffee, and my wife got an iced coffee, with additives, for a total of $3.85 at Starbucks.
People ranting it costs $5.00 a cup do so to make some point, unsupported by fact.
Starbucks was the best thing to happen to donut shops, 7-Eleven and McDonalds, all of whom RAISED their coffee prices.
The subject of the article is the area called the “Inland Empire” which suffers a lot of housing foreclosures, by people who unfortunately overextended themselves.
So expensive coffee is probably just as well left out of their budgets.
There is a new Starbucks about to open in my town, and none closing that I yet now of. But if some close, fine with me.
Other specialty coffee shops make better coffee. But I DO NOT rejoice in the demise of American businesses, or the troubles of American citizens.
It would be better if everybody could afford expensive coffee!!
There is no equivalence between the price of commodity like gas and a specialty product like an individual cup of gourmet coffee.
Gas is a bulk item with a very small variation between vendors. Comparing Starbucks to gas is like saying that a restaurant is ripping people off with a $50 filet minon when feeder calves go for 49 cents a pound.
If you want to compare gas to coffee, compare gas to unroasted coffee in burlap sacks.