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Starbucks serving wine and beer ?
JETROASTER
Subtle signs that your brand is adrift.

http://www.usatod...8_CV_N.htm

-Scott
 
Unta
seems like a natural progression, and the only thing they are going to be lacking is that they arent making the wine... ;)
sean
Sean Harrington
educate.
 
allenb

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freshbeans wrote:
Subtle signs that your brand is adrift.

http://www.usatod...8_CV_N.htm

-Scott


I suggest they go the full distance and convert the stores into Italian food micro bistros with a primary focus on wine and high-end imported cheese and of course, after chowing down, have a complimentary cup of dark roasted Starbucks coffee to cap the meal! This should get the share holders drooling!
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Dan
A student of mine used to work at a Starbucks store. He said they sold more milk product than coffee, by gallon, making Starbucks a milk-bar, not a coffee shop, like they were originally. Now its changing again, into a bar. I suppose it makes sense considering that their clients want to come in and have a beverage and snack. To get the most from your investment you want to serve as many beverages as possible.
 
JETROASTER
....And a bit more proof. I think they still have coffee....I think...

http://www.bevind...rt-concept
 
Dan
"Come to Starbucks and drink like a fish, er... mermaid!"
Edited by Dan on 01/24/2012 12:36 PM
 
John Despres
Well, getting customers a little tipsy may improve coffee sales. Err.. Milk sales, that is.

John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
JimH
Which to-go cup will they be serving the wine in, paper or plastic?
 
ginny
Just wait, they will compete with Traer Joe' 2 buck chuck wine with
Starbuck Yuk!

Simply a matter of time.

gShock
 
Dan
Or, they'll use their dominant strategy and dilute with milk. Vinochinnos!
Edited by Dan on 01/26/2012 9:35 AM
 
jedovaty
Rotting grapes and barley with burnt beans. Mmmmm, flavor of champions.
 
JETROASTER
So, would that be a Barista, or simply a bartender? I imagine they would need to create a clever new term. Something new for the Fritalian vocabulary.

Here you go Dan...
http://bordeaux-u...er-drinks/
 
jkoll42
Anyone every try to infuse vodka with coffee beans?
-Jon
Honey badger 1k, Bunn LPG-2E, Technivorm, Cimbali Max Hybrid, Vibiemme Double Domo V3
 
taylmik
I mean, don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good wine but not at Starbucks. I love Starbucks and I love their coffee and their flair. And yes, I am one of those guys sitting there working on a Mac. But I would definitely not appreciate alcoholic beverages there for I do not think that such drinks belong to a coffee shop. I do not like to be surrounded by people getting tipsy in the middle of the day while I am trying to either work or relax with my coffee.
Edited by taylmik on 02/21/2012 1:56 AM
 
JETROASTER
The evil empire continues it's pursuit of mediocrity. Now entering the single serve machine biz.
http://www.bevind...l-concepts

Do I have to start making K-cups? -Scott
 
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