(Closed) How often do you go to Starbucks?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
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  • Post # 62
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    used to go every single day, sometimes twice (or 3!) times. I don’t have to say my order anymore, they just start making it when I walk in.

    Now I go when I want a special treat…maybe once or twice a week? I rely on the MUCH cheaper Timmies for my caffiene fix.

    (Reg order is Grande Skinny 2pp SF Van, 2pp SF HZ, extra hot latte w/ 6 splenda’s).

    Post # 63
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    I hate Starbucks coffee so I used to go never. But now, I have a weekly meeting right across the street from a ‘bucks, so I will pop in and get an herbal tea once a week.

    Post # 64
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I go maybe once a month – or even less.  I used to go more frequently but then DH starting making me equally as good coffee and now I’m off coffee due to an allergy/intollerance.

    Post # 65
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I love starbucks!  but it’s so unhealthy and expensive.  :(.  i usally go about once a week, though.

    Post # 66
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We used to go every single morning…that got expensive.  We did get an espresso machine for a wedding gift, so now my husband uses that everyday.  It’s saved us a lot and has definitely helped with my weight loss.

    We now maybe go once a week or so…if we are out shopping at barnes and noble or something.  I really love starbucks though!

    Post # 67
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We very rarely hit up any place for coffee and just brew our own at home.  A cup of coffee from Starbucks to WaWa can add up over the course of a month and a year.  I’d rather save that money.

    Post # 68
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t drink coffee or similar drinks too much, so I don’t really go to Starbucks. Even if I did, I probably wouldn’t go to Starbucks or other coffee shops. It isn’t in our budget right now- my husband and I find it much cheaper to make the food and drinks we want at home and take them with us to class and work.

    Post # 69
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I go to Dunn Bros.!! We don’t have a starbucks near here anyway, but I go 2-5 times a week, depends on the week 🙂 I love my coffee though.

    Post # 70
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If I ever go out for coffee, it is a special occasion and I go to a local place ONLY!  I have a hard time understanding why anyone would go any place but local :/ (sorry! I am just super pro-local.)

    Post # 71
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I go a few times a month, kinda as “special treats.”  I worked at Starbucks for a few years during college, and when I quit, I was at a five-a-day habit!  Ugh, that was a hard habit to break.   Undecided

    Post # 72
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @cbee: Where local doesn’t exist, Starbucks has often rooted itself 🙁  

    Like I said earlier in the thread, I do not like Starbucks coffee.  I’m pro small business as well, and independent coffee shops usually also have better coffee than Starbucks. Somehow, two of the four places where I spend most of my time manage to each have one coffee shop which is significantly WORSE than Starbucks.  I have had many experiences at both of these places.  One has coffee that honestly doesn’t taste anything like coffee, but more like dirt and pretzels, and is staffed by the rudest, slowest, most incompetent teenagers they could have possibly found.  The other doesn’t have soymilk, and the coffee tastes even more burnt than Starbucks, so that’s out for me.  So when I’m home, and I really, really want coffee (I don’t know how to explain it…I’m not addicted, but somehow prefer crappy coffee over no coffee at all, once sweetener and lots of soymilk has been added), Starbucks it is.  

    Post # 73
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    veganglam  Wow, I guess I am lucky here.  I would never go to Starbucks, but I also have great local places.  One place downtown brews their own chai (instead of that nasty sugary powdered stuff :/).  We do have one local place that is so nasty tasting, I can’t even down it with loads of sugar- it tastes like burnt, so I know what you mean.

    Post # 74
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @cbee: Yeah, when I am in New York or Philly, you couldn’t pay me to go to Starbucks.  A delicious, and much less expensive, cup of coffee served in an environment with character is an infinitely better experience.  And I’ve had one too many scarring experiences with chai, so I avoid it altogether.  I can’t stand very sweet drinks.  I’m sure good chai exists, but I’m not brave enough to look around.  If I want the flavors of chai, I usually just get a hot tea and add soymilk and raw sugar or agave.  Not as creamy as a special blend, but whatever.

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