Monday, May 22, 2006

In Defense of Starbucks

I just realized I only have three days of being 30 left. My birthday is on Thursday. This past year has been so busy that my thirtieth year has gone by in a blur. Yikes!

Now, on to our main topic...

Okay, I already know that it is ridiculous to spend $2.75 on a cup of coffee. But I love it. And I don't have it every day. But somedays I need my tall nonfat, no whipped Mocha. Oh, the shame! To be one of those people who has a foo-foo coffee drink order!

But it's more than that.

I like the environment at Starbucks. They have yummy snacks. They play music I like. And I can sit and read the paper or a book in comfort. Not only that, you can pick up a free bag of coffee grounds for your garden. You can buy some bottled water that helps to get clean drinking water for people in other countries. And did you know the Starbucks founder funded "Akeelah and the Bee" out of his own pocket? They do good work there. Not only that, the people that work there are always friendly. And I've been to lots of locations. And they are so fast to give you free drinks if anything goes wrong. Even if you don't ask for it.

What can I say? I like Starbucks.


Genevieve said...

I am anti-Starbucks. I was creeped out when I noticed they produced Akeelah & the Bee. I don't like that Starbucks targets independent coffeehouses & puts them out of business. but hey, also? I don't drink coffee. So I don't really care where I buy my chocolate milk as much as coffee drinkers might care.

gatsbyanddaisy said...

How many points is a mocha on the Weight Watchers plan? That's just great you can still enjoy your favorite drink while on a diet!

Malady said...

It is still a pretty high points item so I don't have one every day. Doing a small mocha with nonfat milk and no whipped cream is 5 points.

Kristi said...

Starbucks totally rocks!!