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Starbucks-nice but not cheap
Member Name: ajbluestar
Advantages: good range of nice drinks, well recognised brand
Disadvantages: quite expensive
Some people live by coffee shops such as Starbucks and frequent such an establishment on quite a regular basis. I tend to go to these places less often but they are a nice place to go and sit down, meet friends/family and also have some nice drinks and sometimes also food. Of the now numerous coffee shops around Starbucks is probably the most common and well known with its brand and logo on shops in many streets and cities worldwide.
Coffee shops have become a global business and starbucks recognised this and now currently have around 15,000 coffee shops worldwide in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim .The first Starbucks shop was opened in 1971 by three partners: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegel, and writer Gordon Bowker. The name (Starbucks) comes from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, a classic American novel about the 19th century whaling industry. The name is quite appropriate for a company that imports the world's finest coffees to send to its various locations and shops around the world.
Starbucks sells various coffees, espresso-based hot drinks as well as other hot and cold drinks.Snacks such as cakes and muffins are also on offer as well as items such as sandwiches and paninis in some shops. Other items on sale includes mugs and coffee beans to buy and use at home.
I am not a big fan of coffee on its own and instead tend to go for hot chocolate and mixed drinks such as the white choca mocha. I also enjoy the Frappuccino that starbucks have an offer. These are especially good on a hot summers day. There are a wide range of Frappuccinos on offer which are iced style drinks with various ingredients depending on your choice . My favourites include the strawberries and cream one which is especially good when the weather is nice and hot.
When choosing hot drinks especially you can choose from three sizes (tall, grande, venti). The prices are probably on the slightly expensive side which is probably another reason not to visit so often.
Overall starbucks is a great coffee shop to sit down with people you may know and relax and have some nice drinks and other items.The atmosphere in most is nice with calming music and generally friendly staff and good cutomer service. It is not cheap so you may not be able to go there all the time .
Summary: nice hot and cold drinks