Bug report is a new series on my blog in which I talk about stuff that…well, bugs me to be frank.
Today I want to talk about Starbucks.
It seems every time Starbucks does something everyone is all praise, as in “OMG! Starbucks integrates with Passbook!”, or “OMGWTF?! Starbucks will use Square!”…I’m still waiting for the “OMGWTFBBQ! Starbucks serves Curiosity Rover it’s first coffee on Mars!”.
The thing is: Why is everyone all crazy about Starbucks?
It’s the coffee, right? Must be. Umm..I hope not, because it stinks, and most of the time it’s not even real coffee. At least to me it’s not. Real coffee comes from a normal coffee machine, water, and grounded beans. Maybe some sugar, maybe some milk. That’s it. And it doesn’t cost ten bucks. Ever.
Ten bucks! For flavored water! Think about that!
Look at a Starbucks menu. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
That’s not coffee. That’s a fucking over-prized, non-alcoholic cocktail. At best.
And that bugs me.