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Old 07-31-2006, 08:28 AM   #41
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The OP lives in England.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:33 AM   #42
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Don't be so sure they don't have a Starbucks in NE England, either. There are 3 or 4 in Edinburgh... The company's plan for world domination continues apace.... It is their proud aim to be able to stand at the doorway of any branch and be able to see the NEXT starbucks from that reccy point
Well I can rest assured pretty much they will never dominate Italy... Italians love their coffees and they would never accept that stuff I am fairly sure!
Probably the same goes with France and their people too
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:52 AM   #43
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GOOD!!!!!

I tend to use our local, third generation (in some cases) Italian cafes for takeaway coffee. Much, much better than that over-sweetened, flavoured stuff.

Mind you, we can't blame it all on Starbucks... we now have our own chains such as Costa and others, doing almost the same products as Starbucks
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:06 AM   #44
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Well firstly no to sysco.. ive used them for years back in canada...

I buy a very nice coffee here.. and i would NEVER put starbucks onmy window firstly id have to pay them secondly its not something id be proud of. I live in a smalllllll village and local produce etc is a big thing. I dont think any one would appreciate on the estates oldest house some advertisment for starbucks!

I have some flavoured coffess columbian Kenco etc. The quality of the coffee is nice. I think this guy just didnt wanna press the plunger down which is my favourite part lol

When i was in italy i brought home some nice beans and my friends in naples send them to me when i need them :)
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:27 AM   #45
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I think flavored coffees are nasty. I particularly dislike them for breakfast. I love coffee very strong and black. I love espresso. That said, Starbucks often makes their robust roasts such that they taste burnt. That is not a good thing in coffee.
If the original poster wants a quality coffee that is lucious I recommend Cafe Britt from Costa Rica. It is organically grown and the absolute smoothest coffee (read--not acid) I have ever had. Online availability.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:50 AM   #46
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Well I can rest assured pretty much they will never dominate Italy... Italians love their coffees and they would never accept that stuff I am fairly sure!
Probably the same goes with France and their people too
Well, the US loves their coffee as well, so don't be a snob. And that "stuff " you speak of is just the best the planet has to offer, so yea, deal with it! And Fance isn't even worth mentioning anymore.

And for anyone who thinks black coffee is the connoisseurs choice needs their head examined. I've heard this and from my sister all my life and it's unadulterated nonsense!
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Well, the US loves their coffee as well, so don't be a snob. And that "stuff " you speak of is just the best the planet has to offer, so yea, deal with it! And Fance isn't even worth mentioning anymore.
Excuse me if I appeared to you as being a snob, I just wanted to express the passion the Italian people have for coffees.

As for what is the best on the planet, it depends on the opinion of the individual, maybe to you it is the Starbucks products, if so, that is accepted, however the same point of view may not apply to the whole population of the planet earth.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:23 PM   #48
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Excuse me if I appeared to you as being a snob, I just wanted to express the passion the Italian people have for coffees.

As for what is the best on the planet, it depends on the opinion of the individual, maybe to you it is the Starbucks products, if so, that is accepted, however the same point of view may not apply to the whole population of the planet earth.
If it's good then the US has it. For instance, pizza used to belong to Italy but now we own it, French fries are now freedom fries and we bought Chicken Kiev during the chernobyl disaster.

I only call people snobs to see what they're like and I like you.
Italian and French cuisine are among my most favorites. The world owes a debt of gratitude to them both.

And congratulations on th world cup by a head butt.
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Well, the US loves their coffee as well, so don't be a snob. And that "stuff " you speak of is just the best the planet has to offer, so yea, deal with it! And Fance isn't even worth mentioning anymore.

And for anyone who thinks black coffee is the connoisseurs choice needs their head examined. I've heard this and from my sister all my life and it's unadulterated nonsense!
Politeness costs nothing. As for your comments re France and Italy. Have you visited EITHER place?
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:26 PM   #50
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OK everyone. This thread has seriously strayed from the original topic. What do you say we all agree to disagree and get back on topic?

Thank you!
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