If I ever meet the head of Starbucks UK I must ask him one thing. How come it costs us almost twice as much to buy their coffee and snacks in the UK as the US. Yes as per normal is looks like they have done a straight dollar->stirling conversion. Thus in the UK it would cost me £1.95 for a tall (small sixed) Cafe Americano and 95p for a biscotti. Here it just cost me $2 and 95c respectively. With the dollar being worth not much more than 50p, that meant my drink and snack cost me the grand total of about £1.50.
Musings on Starbucks
14 Tuesday Dec 2004
What kind of a moron runs a cafe chain without a single tea spoon?
You give us cream but then the cream sinks to the bottom. If you try to drink it, you just get a mouthful of really strong hot chocolate and no cream. You need a spoon to eat the cream. I have a suggestion. You’ve gone to the trouble of printing on the straw paper, don’t use in hot drinks. With the money spent on providing bits of stick and wrapping and printing straws you could buy a few teaspoons.