I was perusing the local news sites today trying to find a story I heard about a local gambling, sportsbook, and Loan Sharking business getting schooled by law enforcement. Apparently it was a 4 year investigation. (so stupid to take so long). Here is the link if you're interested... Whenever you are dealing with someone with a name like Nicky the Hat, you know you have issues.
But I found this more interesting...
Starbucks is closing 600 retail locations???
600?? Really? an average of $4 a cup isn't enough to keep the rent paid, and turn a profit?
Now, I was never a big fan of starbucks anyway. I think Americans like their coffee to burnt and robust, which really is not the best way to enjoy a nice cup of joe.
I have a friend from Columbia (the country, not OH or SC), who brings me or sends me some stuff every now and then, and it is absolutely the best coffee I have ever had. And it is not drip type stuff either.
I have several different types of ways to prepare my coffee. Usually its a trip to dunkin dognuts in the morning after dropping the kids off to school (Sept-June, not the toilet... it reads school, not pool!). Dunkin Dognuts is always my favorite type of retail coffee because of how hot they brew it. Thats what makes a good cup of coffee. A very very hot brew.
The Borgata actually makes a real good cup as well. Surprisingly enough.
But in the summer months, without having to leave every morning, I usually brew with this tpye of coffe maker.
Of course a press is always on hand and allows you to just boil the shit out of the water to get a really good steaming cup.
I also have a nice perculator that I got as a pot for camping which absolutely gets me the best cup everytime.
But enough of that... Starbucks? Really? 600 stores?