By - 4/17/07 - 10:02 pm

Carmen reports:

... Overheard in Starbucks "It takes too many adjectives to order a drink in here. I'm tired." ...

By - 3/22/07 - 11:24 am

Deb is outraged that somebody recently got to her site through a search seeking a comparison between Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts coffee, because there simply is no comparison:

They aren't even from the same planet. Starbucks comes from a world full of hostile, hundred-legged aliens who grew warlike from being too damned hot all the time because their planet is too close to its star. Which explains why they favor over-roasted, bitter coffee. ... Dunkin's coffee, OTOH, proves that there is a God and He loves us. ...

By - 3/13/07 - 2:53 pm

Maybe that would explain what the uptight yuppie type was doing this morning at my regula Dunk's (Rte. 9 west in Wellesley - but, hey, that's almost Natick): Seeming to get upset when the staff didn't understand why he kept asking what the strongest coffee they had was and they started reciting all the different types of sugary things they offered (because, come on, this is Dunkin' Donuts, buddy) and he said "No, I'm just looking for the strongest coffee you have" and finally one of the workers got the idea and said "espresso" and that seemed to quiet him down.

By - 1/14/07 - 10:17 am

Jenny discovers that not everybody who buys coffee at the Copley Place Starbucks is an annoying twit.

By - 12/20/06 - 7:04 pm

If that Dunkin' Donuts Fritalian ad keeps stupid people away from Starbucks, that's just fine with John:

Because your doing so means people like Gary and I can get in and out that much faster with our Triple Venti Soy Mocha Peppermint No Whip Lattes in tow.

Meanwhile, the folks at Ace of Spades have compiled a list of the choices on the menu boards in that commercial:

By - 11/15/06 - 4:33 pm

Because when it's 3 p.m. and all the caffeine-depleted urbanistas are clawing for their fixes, all it takes is one annoying never-satisfied customer to create complete chaos.

By - 9/25/06 - 3:44 pm

Yup, who once boycotted Dunkin' Donuts for four whole days because of employee incompetence, says she has grown weary of constantly flirtatious boys behind the counter at Starbucks:

By - 9/7/06 - 11:07 am

Aaron Margolis likes Starbucks so much, he's willing to ignore its Blue-Stateness and chug down its black gold. And he says its new New England blend is far superior to Dunkin' Donuts swill:

... Having consumed a 20-oz. cup of New England Blend every morning for the past few days, I give it high marks. A very nice cup of coffee indeed. ...

By - 3/20/06 - 4:42 pm

3Mote reports:

I used to hold a tiny smidgen of respect for the "barristas" at Starbucks, because they were actually required to manually make esspressos. Well, it appears the efficiency and cheap labor have won out over quality and flavor. The Starbucks at Central Square now has automatic esspresso machines. ...

By - 6/20/05 - 11:31 am

Dude. I'm loving the new Starbucks doubleshot promo where the guy rides around near North Station on a Starbucks bike and hands out doubleshots from his bike basket. I'm wondering how effective it really is as a promotion though, because I'm getting at least one per day from this guy, so I'm not going to need to buy the stuff ever. But hey, free boing. Gotta love that.