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Can someone please tell me what's the deal with Starbucks these days? Okay they usually have a reasonable place to sit down and drink but what are we drinking when we go there? The coffee certainly isn't as strong as it used to be in my opinion.
I love a mug of strong coffee with milk in the morning. It's often all I have for breakfast (bad I know), so I like it to be good. On the unfortunate occasions when I can only get to a Starbucks, I order a grande cappuccino and what do I get? I get a cup of hot frothy milk and you can barely taste the coffee. So, I pay for another espresso shot and it's STILL "milk au lait". So I order yet another espresso shot and finally it's passable (certainly not unpleasantly strong!).
Now you could be forgiven for thinking the extra money would result in a bigger drink, but no. I peel off the top and blow the froth and the surface of the coffee is still just above the halfway (and those cups have a good 15mm of airspace concealed in their base).
I am generally disappointed with the quality of the coffee at Starbucks and I often feel that I've been ripped off when I go there. I generally try to avoid Starbucks but sometimes it's hard to do that.
Sometimes I just have to have my caffeine fix and depending on where I am they're the only option. Interestingly enough, other people I have spoken to who love coffee agree with this, so one has to ask how Starbucks are still around?
Maybe people just put up and shut up, or they're not that bothered about the coffee they drink. I am, so I'll be doing my best to make sure I don't have to use them in the future.
By: Hooked on the bean