Everyone has an opinion about Starbucks. Many love it. Some hate it. It seems to be, though, something no one feels meh about, which in my book is always noteworthy.
Me, I like it, and I’m glad it’s there—glad it’s everywhere—but when I have a good local chain I know, I go there first. What I love about Starbucks is that it is consistent and omnipresent. When Marie and I were in east Texas driving down to McAllen, we were constantly searching Google maps for Starbucks. Seeing a Starbucks was like finding an oasis. Coffee! Good, dependable coffee!
The thing I have never liked about Starbucks is all the insane things they DO to coffee. I get that variety is good, but sometimes the complications stress me out. And I really do have problems paying four dollars for coffee. Which is why I’m more likely to get a black coffee or a “Misto,” which is basically a café au lait. (Coffee with milk.) My husband and I frequently share a Venti Misto when we’re out getting coffee together.
Though I confess, when I need a pick-me-up, a Grande Caramel Macchiato is my drug of choice.
What’s your take on Starbucks? Love it? Hate it? What’s your poison?