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29 January, 2009

the troubled Starbucks

StarbucksIt seems like that Starbucks is still not doing very well due to global economy weakening. Last year Starbucks Coffee decided to shutdown 61 stores in Australia, leaving only 23 stores to remain open. Today's news said Starbucks is cutting down 6700 more jobs, and closing down 300 US stores.
This morning's Sunrise also reports that Starbucks has another way to cutting down the cost - not offering decaffeinated coffee in the afternoon. Well, you will have less choices when ordering coffees from Starbucks.

The coffee chain I prefer - Gloria Jean's Coffees - seems to be doing reasonably well, still.

Of course, for those who know me, I prefer my own Nespresso coffee. Although Rev. Dr. Wu Yi refuses to admit, he loves my beautiful Nespresso coffee machine and tasty Nespresso coffee.

Related blog entries:
presenting Aeroccino +(plus); I miss my Nespresso (14 January, 2009)
The Nespresso Cube (21 August, 2008)
Starbucks not shinnying in Australia (29 July, 2008)
Nespresso Lattissima (17 June 2008)
everybody loves coffee (15 June 2008)
coffee and milk (20 January 2007)

Posted by Antony on 29 January 2009 11:16 AM | coffee and food, newstalk
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Don't be silly, Starbucks is going under, not because of economic downturn, but because it SUX!!
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 29 January 2009 5:10 PM.
"Lets all go to the Starbucks coffee shop, drink their overpriced crap, and browse the web on our MacBook Pros via Wi-Fi."
Posted by Dave on 29 January 2009 5:30 PM.
You don't just pay for the coffee at Starbucks, you also pay for the atmosphere there.
Posted by Antony Shen on 29 January 2009 8:23 PM.
"Atmosphere" at Starbucks?.. What planet are you on Antony?
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 29 January 2009 11:06 PM.
I don't have the patience for the "atmosphere" at the fancy places that require me to pretend that I'm a stuck-up, high-class idiot with something to prove.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 30 January 2009 11:42 AM.
Obviously, I much prefer the "atomsphere" at Gloria Jeans Coffees to the one at Starbucks. However, you get the Starbucks feeling there, still.
Posted by Antony Shen on 30 January 2009 12:26 PM.
The only "atmosphere" I've had at Starbucks was when I was asked to leave. It's a long story, but to sum it up, I was pestering the "customers" with laptops. "Ohh. what site you on? why don't you go to... [one of those disgusting "shock sites"]."
Posted by Dave on 30 January 2009 2:01 PM.
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