After going with people in the office every day at 2:00 for many months, I’ve decided that I don’t like Starbucks anymore.
I realized that I enjoyed the trip more than the product. Fundamentally, there’s nothing that I want to order there.
- Coffee: It’s not very good, and I can make better coffee in the office for free.
- Sweet drinks: Too sweet, too expensive, and I don’t need the calories.
- Americanos, my default order: Too much caffeine and too much liquid (even the “short” size). Keeps me from sleeping sometimes, and makes my stomach acidy.
- Service: The service of our local Starbucks is incredibly inconsistent. There are different people at the registers almost every day - maybe it’s a training store. Either way, it takes forever. (Although it’s amazing service compared to the slow, abysmal service you get from people too stupid to work at McDonald’s if you go into a Starbucks store after 5 PM.)
Back to free, excellent half-cups of afternoon coffee in the office.