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“and great people watching at the Montrose/Hawthorne location!”
“way too strong, even the decaff nasty coffee, very poor service,, way too expensive for what you get which is terrible coffee, now the hot chocolate is great but way too over priced”
“Dedricks makes great coffee, Cafe Brazil makes great coffe; and they both have better atmospheres than Starbucks.”
“There's a huge variety of splendid drinks.”
“Their staff is nice and all, but do they really care what kind of coffee their making for you.”
“think Starbucks coffee is bitter and overpriced.”
“like coffee black and do not add cream to cool it off so I have to wait 15 to 30 minutes to get a sip.”
Seattle-based coffee chain lures caffeine addicts with upscale roasts, caramel frappuccinos, shaken iced teas and an extra shot of trendiness..
For many, getting their daily jolt of java has become a daily morning ritual, and the cardboard cup with its infamous green label is the close companion of every coffee aficionado. Busy baristas work seamlessly behind the bar, juggling orders for their strongly-brewed drips and signature hot and cool beverages. While providing a wide selection of coffee specialties, pastries and various coffee related goods, patrons are invited to settle down in comfy armchairs and enjoy their favorite brews amid the chatter of the laidback yet caffeinated crowd.
Starbucks is simply the best there is..
Starbucks is the best there is. Atmosphere is excellent and perfect for relaxing. I love to sit in the overstuffed chairs. Just the aroma upon entering is worth the price.
Some people balk at paying $3.00 for a cup of coffee. They need to learn how to pamper themselves. Anyone from France or Italy would refuse to drink the swill that we call drip coffee.
The Frappuccino is excellent and sooo refreshing on Houston's hot summer days. The creme Frappuccinos, like Vanilla Creme or Tazoberry Creme are delightful and different.
For you newbies: for hot, order Grande cafe mocha, the basic drink. You can expand from there. For cold, order a mocha Frapuccino, you can't go wrong with that.
When ordering hot espresso beverages, order a "Grande," which includes two shots of espresso, never a "Tall," which includes only one, thus too weak. Alternately, order the off the menu "short," which includes the single shot but less milk.
Unfortunately Starbucks is not as good as it used to be. It's still good, and still features a unique, recognizable flavor, but the new automatic machines do not give the same quality that the old manual ones did, albeit you will get a bad one much less often. I think the McDonald's McCafe cappuccinos are really good and also feature a unique, recognizable flavor. People will scoff at me, but I think they're as good as Starbucks. They're not much cheaper though.
Has Houston Gone Mad???!!!. What are we thinking letting Starbucks be the number one coffee in Houston?? Come on now people, are you serious? The coffee always seems to be bitter, over processed and uncreative! My dog could make a better pot of joe! Their staff is nice and all, but do they really care what kind of coffee their making for you. (By the way, is Starbucks still making coffee - all I hear about now is fancy tea and frappachinos) Starbucks is too busy becoming a mega company to sit back and make good coffee. All they do is throw a lot of $$$ toward marketing and make people feel "cool" by going there. I say, "get out more often" drive further than the corner of your street and try another coffee cafe. Dedricks makes great coffee, Cafe Brazil makes great coffe; and they both have better atmospheres than Starbucks.
Star - BUCKS!!. I love coffee, always loved coffee. I think Starbucks coffee is bitter and overpriced. Why cant I find a decent cup of coffee for a 'buck' in this town!!
like mold on bread. Starbucks are on every street corner so it's very hard to ignore them. I will admit that I go in every once in a while for a cuppa but they are most definately NOT the best cup of coffee in any city. They deliberately burn their beans when roasting and it shows. However, what keeps people coming back is not the taste but the amazingly high caffeine content. So, I guess I might have to re-evaluate my position - if someone just wants a caffeine buzz, Starbucks might be the best cup of coffee. However, if you're wanting to have a cup of coffee that tastes good without having to have it mixed like a dessert, I would suggest other vendors.
Too Hot. I would like this coffee if it were not so hot. I like coffee black and do not add cream to cool it off so I have to wait 15 to 30 minutes to get a sip.
too strong. way too strong, even the decaff nasty coffee, very poor service,, way too expensive for what you get which is terrible coffee, now the hot chocolate is great but way too over priced
Inundated w/Them!. Starbucks is only number 1 because there are so many. If they had an equally location-crazy competitor I don't think they would come out on top. Their coffee is decent but #1??? I would love to have some other options.
Starbucks Sucks. Nasty Bitter tasting sludge thats too expensive! Ever wonder where the "Bucks" came from
BUCK$$$$.....HMM..... WELL, GRANTED, THEY HAVE VARIETY, BUT AS A COFFEE LOVER, THE "BUCKS" IN THE NAME IS JUST WHAT U THROW AWAY ON THEIR DRINKS...THE ONLY THING THAT I EVEN CONSIDER GOOD WOULD BE THE ICED/FROZEN DRINKS...BUT I HAVE HAD MUCH, MUCH BETTER COFFEE AND SUCH FOR LE$$ BY FAR. I LAUGH EVERYTIME I SEE HOW SMALL THE "GRANDE" IS.... EVEN THE WAFFLE HOUSE HAS BETTER COFFEE!!!
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