Tired of paying outrageous prices for burnt coffee served by ‘baristas’ with an attitude?

Apparently you’re not the only one (I don’t buy ANYTHING at Starbucks, ever).

Starbucks is closing 150 stores in the next year…

The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain said Tuesday it expects comparable sales to rise just 1 percent globally for the current quarter—the worst performance in about nine years. That’s well below the 2.9 percent analysts were expecting, according to Consensus Metrix.

Full article, HERE.

In other news, looks like Page was smarter than her lover. She  bailed from the FBI earlier this year…

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the bureau’s headquarters Friday, one day after an explosive report by the Justice Department inspector said his behavior had hurt the venerable law agency’s reputation for fairness.

Full article, HERE. Not fired, yet, but he should be.


Snerk… — 21 Comments

  1. Where I live, you can’t swing a cat without hitting a Starbucks, it’s ridiculous. And you’re right – their coffee does taste burnt!

  2. Strzok will be re-assigned to some place like the Academy. He’ll end up his days as Deputy Chief in Charge of Trash and Recycling. Still have pension and perks.

  3. My one and only experience with Starbucks: I had an early flight, I stopped into the Starbucks inside the security area to grab a cup while waiting for my flight. Just wanted a cuppa joe, no latte, no espresso, just black coffee. Paid $5 for the worst coffee I’ve ever had, and that includes mid-shift coffee made by former nuke sailors that had been sitting in an urn for most of the shift.

  4. Maybe if Strzok plays his card right, he could become a poster child for Starbucks. The liberals should love him because he hates the president, just like they do. I can see the slogans now – next to his ugly mug: “Meet me at Starbucks!” “Don’t get Strzok at some other coffee joint – come to Starbucks!” Maybe Starbucks could start a ‘save Strzok’ fund, donating $1 for every $10 cup of coffee you buy at their place to his defense fund? This could be BIG-BIG-BIG.

    Why would I ever buy coffee from those liberal pigs at Starbucks? If I did, I’d tell them that my name is “TRUMP” so that they’d shout it when the cuppa is ready.

    • LOL, what a great idea to tell them your name is TRUMP! I might just have to go in there for a cup of burnt beans to try that out…

  5. Once a upon a time, ages (well, at least a decade) ago, Starbucks came to $HOOTERVILLE. I was just curious enough to visit. Even did it more than once – but any appeal faded fast as the only way to drink the coffee was with lots and lots (did I mention LOTS) of additives. The snackoid substances were alright, but Starbuck’s priced. It shocked exactly nobody that the place closed. Well, maybe the shock was they showed up at all and lasted for over a year. One of the folks that used to work there.. now is the manager of a Caribou Coffee kiosk in a local supermarket. I can drink Caribou coffee sans additives.

  6. Strzok was promoted after his work on the Clinton email probe to deputy assistant director, which makes his being escorted from the building particularly pointed. And he was probably only suspended for misuse of communications, covered in the recent IG report, which was focused on the Clinton email probe. There’s probably more to come from IG investigations that are underway.

  7. If Strzok is fired, he is not subject to the IG.

    Full disclosure. We wanted a coffee in the middle of the night in downtown St Louis. Only Starbucks was open, so we went inside. The guy managing it made my wife 8 coffees before she had one she could could drink. After that they were on the house.

  8. The news about Strzok is cheering. It (very slightly) relieves my expectation that this scandal, like so many before it, will be buried by the media and none of the responsible parties will ever suffer for their actions.

  9. Why would I go to Starbucks, who hates everything I love, and drink coffee that is more expensive and taste bad when I have my Waffle House coffee? WH coffee taste better and I can drink all I want for a tad over a dollar.

  10. And now it’s time for some careful reading of the personnel regs, to determinehowto wave him up the creek with no paddle. Strozk oar, indeed.

  11. From what I’ve read online, the original owners of Starbucks didn’t know how to roast coffee, and instead of roasting it for a fresh flavor, they burned it. Instead of throwing the burned beans out, the added flavorings to cover the burned taste, and the burned+flavored coffee became what people who frequent Starbucks expected. So even being able to roast it right, they can’t as it won’t have the taste people expect.

  12. Hey Old NFO;

    Yep get woke, go broke….I tried Starbucks once….once….and never again. I have drunk coffee from many sources….but Starbucks is the only coffee I hated.
    I hope to see the people that violated their oaths get punished, but I have a gut feeling that the political class protects their own.

  13. In the early 1990’s we had a coffee shop, single door, owner operated open in the shopping center in Dallas where I owned a store. It was a nice place with great coffee, lots of great chairs, a couch and a great place to hang out, it lasted for two years and they went under. Starbucks came in about 1997 and they are still there, I loved the first shop and tolerated the Starbucks but somehow they drew a crowd for their over burnt coffee year end and year out. I stood in line with Norman Brinker (Chili’s) Luck Owen (kind of an actor) and various Dallas local celebs year after year getting my over priced coffee. Somehow or another they made it work where the other folks could not.

    In 2000 I hired one of their employees for an assistant manager in my store and we worked together until 2005 when we shut down. He continued to work for Starbucks opening very early starting at 5 am and then later working for me at 10 am. He is still a good friend but the funny thing is in 2004 he brought me a certificate that he received at work for some stock options (no idea if they still do that) and he asked me if they meant anything. We went on line and after about four years working with great benefits including health which I did not have to furnish for him. His options at that time were worth $10K and to my knowledge he has continued over the years to work part time for Starbucks while he finished his college education and worked full time jobs elsewhere.

    I don’t much care for anything about the company and don’t really like their coffee but they have employed a lot of various types of strange and weird folk who might not have worked out well elsewhere. In my case my buddy was Mexican and on occasion when he was tied up and could not get out from Starbucks when I opened my store I would walk down and yell out, “Anyone seen my Mexican!” and the other employees would get nervous and tell my that I couldn’t say that and may reply was, “It’s OK, he knows he’s a Mexican.” That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  14. Local Barns & Noble (now closed) shared space with a S-bucks. Would occasionally buy cookies from them. When asked “Would you like a cup of coffee, sir?” I’d smile and say “Nope, I have some Folger’s at home.”
    Cheap sport but I’m retired and get bored easy.