Ok, a new day has dawned on IHateStarbucks.com.
I no longer want to keep hacking the old, tired php on the site, so this is what I propose. These messages will remain up for all eternity. In addition, there is a new Guest book. So if you want to share your opinons, i.e. post to the site, go here. As always, if wish to rant or rave, send me an email:
|Date:||Mar 26 2002 01:32 PM|
|I mean COME ON people...BURNED COFFEE? Is that supposed to taste good? You need all the milk and syrups if you get coffee there, to mask their \"signature\" burned taste.
|Name:||Native of the Emerald City 00158|
|Date:||Mar 26 2002 02:56 AM|
|Starbuck's isn't coffee, they make their money off their products and merchandising. Put their logo on it and raise the price 100% mark up. They have succeeded in manipulating the weak individuals of this planet, the yuppie wives with their suburban's, driving around town with a cell phone in their left hand and a starbuck's mug in the other, steering with their knee's and facing the kids fighting in the backseat,suddenly changing lanes while their hand on the phone block's the side mirror, no time to use a turn signal, but plenty of time to throw up a middle finger, and people wonder way there is road rage. Survival of the fittest, feed on the weak and succeed=survival. I don't give a flying f*** if they donate 2 cents to the Rainforest Foundation because there is a monkey on the mug or the coffee selection is called rain forest, obvisously it has gone to buy more chainsaws and deforestion and coffee plantations. If it wasn't for us Seattlelite's and other passionate people who joined together and spanked a little bit of reality into the Corporate junkies during WTO, ...oh how the spell of teargas still tickles my noise and the ringing in my ear's as concussion grenades went off. If it wasn't for the trashing of their store's and the cotton removed from their ears, for them to hear once again, pay the people who harvest the beans some better f***ing wages. I use to drink coffee and have pulled espresso, never worked for them and only once had their coffee, which tasted as through they pulled the coffee twice. Do you know that drip coffee has more caffiene parts than a shot of espresso? You think a true Italian, in Italy says all the lingo? There is no dry or wet capp, no frapalatte iced what the f***! I enjoy teas far more and actually feel the effects, and I don't have to pay $5 to contribute more plastic and paper waste, in Europe, up until Starbuck's infiltrated, there was no to go cups. There was a blind taste test a few years back and more people chose 7/11's(24hr minimart's) straight black coffee over all other's, especially over Starbuck's coffee. I am not entirely sure what they are roasting in their plants, but a warehouse I use to work at was downwind and every morning, the wind would blow into the warehouse and it spelled like burnt coffee. There is a saying, "Friend's don't let friend's drink Starbuck's."
|Name:||Mr Yamamoto 00157|
|Date:||Mar 26 2002 12:28 AM|
|Starbucks is EVIL. I've never been in one and never will. I patronize service stations run by dark-skinned people w/accents(who knows or cares where they're from), because thaey usually make damn good coffee. And none of that stupid latte crapola, when I want coffee, I want it black, so you can actually TASTE it.
|Name:||CT Starbucks Rebel 00156|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 10:38 PM|
|decaf double tall mint non-fat mocha or decaf double tall mint skim mocha or tall double mint non-fat/skim mocha
It all depends on who trained you. The techinically correct way to call a drink is iced decaf size shots syrup milk custom drink. However usually now they add in shots before size but I checked in the training manuals. Some people say skim and some say non-fat. Or some on the West Coast say "skinny."
|Name:||Daniel McDougall 00155|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 10:21 PM|
|As a young Australian who is witnessing his country now grapple with the introduction of yet ANOTHER major American company in the form of STARBUCKS, i'd just like to point out to all employees over seas who seem to want to stick up for a company that prides itself on destroying communities to listen to a few problems regarding their so -called 'employer'.
STARBUCKS - THE FRIEND OF THE COMMUNITY?
The STARBUCKS method of spreading like wild fire involves 'clustering', where the company sets up many STARBUCKS in one small area that has established coffee houses and espresso bars. This creates intense competition between all the STARBUCKS and the coffee houses dropping prices dramatically. They then 'cannibalize' each others clientele. Sales drop for each STARBUCKS store each year and get to as low as 3 percent growth, yet the STARBUCKS company sees the sales from all of its stores DOUBLE each year. A few STARBUCKS franchises and all of the surrounding coffee houses being destroyed is justifiable to them to increase their overall profit. In some cases STARBUCKS went to the land-lords of coffee houses in prime locations and offered higher rents to evict their competiotn and set up yet another BLOODY starbucks. this is just a small account of just one of STARBUCKS shifty business practices, and if you feel compelled to stick up for a company whose bottom line (like all major comapnies and corporations) is bloody MONEY and nothing more. they care not whether you as their employee have a good, safe and long term position with their company, nor do they care about the community they bombard with their stores. The information i just informed you all with was referenced from 'NO LOGO', a book by Naomi Klein. I suggest all of you who work for STARBUCKS, or buy their god-forsaken products, read this book. Then you may just think twice before entering their stores, and you might try a decent cup of coffee from the small coffee house down the road. Ausralia has your McDoanalds, your KFC and your bloody Burger King. I dont want your STARBUCKS aswell. Thankyou.
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 07:03 PM|
|Try "decaf double tall mint SKIM mocha".
|Name:||Burned Beans 00153|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 04:57 PM|
|May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits as you are forced to drink your own burnt coffee bean beverages. Gawd awful!
|Name:||The Guy Who Owns the Site 00152|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 04:56 PM|
|It is my mistake, and I don't care about it.
I don't work there and never have.
|Name:||to all you stupid baristas 00151|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 04:35 PM|
|Who the f**** trained you all? It is a f******* decaf double tall mint non-fat mocha!!!
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 04:17 PM|
|im a supervisor for a starbux in kansas. ihate it when these stupid custys come up with their fake ass accents like there first sentence is all normal and shit and then they ask for an almond bishkotee' its a f***king biscotti you jackass .. they just sound so dumb but i love my job...its the coolest place to work with the coolest coffee
|Name:||CT Starbucks Rebel 00149|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 08:09 AM|
|News from the battlefront:
It's kind of weird people come in and ask for coffee. I mean some of them are nice but some aren't. I work with a nice shift supervisor most of the time. Yesterday there were some drug dealers outside of the store so I gave them some coffee. They were very nice people. Too bad my store is in the ghetto. Oh well. Starbucks still does make a good cup of white mocha coffee which I find is delicious. But sometimes I find that the carmel apple cider tastes funny if the barista does not clean off the steam wand before hand. One interesting way is to add the cinanmon syrup to the apple juice before the steaming.
One interesting story is that one barista I know adds a 30 second shots to drinks after they have been standing for about 30 seconds. :)
More info to come soon!
Be strong, be brave, be yourself!
|Name:||Shift King 00148|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 12:25 AM|
|Name:||"List Atacker" 00147|
|Date:||Mar 25 2002 12:13 AM|
|I am a Starbucks Partner, and I belive in your cause 100%! Starbucks is the coperate devil. I know for a fact that they try to manipualte customers to think that starbucks is just like a the small coffee shop around the corner. I hate Starbucks so much, and I will continue to bring down Starbucks from the inside!!!
|Date:||Mar 24 2002 09:59 PM|
|I agree - your website is brilliant. And i think you should definately keep those deleted messages from Starbucks employee's going (and your response) - they are hilarious. Starbucks to me is autommated shit thats been grinded and served for a resonable price, which just happens to be not resonable for shit (i hope someone understands)
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 06:46 PM|
|Hey, I am a shift supervisor at a store in London, UK and I have to say that I think this site is BRILLIANT. I would first like to say to all the stuck up customers that I am not that stupid, I AM working towards a degree and that one day I will earn more money than most of you can wish for. I work for *$ because I LOVE all the cool people I work with and it is SO much fun laughing at all the stupid customers who come in and pay tonnes of money for some coffee flavoured milk. I do not need to be there, but I love the staff. The customers - I HATE. I have worked for *$ and I have seen some serious corruption, and I have had some awful customers every shift and I have to say, they are the worst part of the job. Why don't I quit? Well I don't even need the money, but I love the peopel I work with and I get to work as much as I want and whenever I want for money that is not too bad, so there. Customers, beware, I have yet to meet a Barista who does not hate you all, collectivelly, without exception.... and I have worked in a lot of stores, with a lot of Baristas.....
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 06:37 PM|
|Hey, i dont work for *$ but one of my best mates has the pleasure of working there and serving the fab ppl that pay £4 a pop to get some ice with a shit load of e-numbers and some other stuff that comes in the boxes that get delivered to the stores, they are sooo getting coned and they let it happen. Granted I do drink the 'shit' that *$ sells but thats just cos im not fussy what i put into my body. I do love the way that i get to hang out and sit in the comfy chairs and chat to my mates and scare all the customers away.In any case this is a very cool website and it also rebuilds my faith in society, to know that ppl arent just zombies and that there are some ppl out there that know what really is going on in this world.
|Name:||Machiatto Secrets 00143|
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 06:20 PM|
|I hate Starfucks. My best friend worked there in college. We knew it was time to for an intervention when she started a fight with us about grinding beans to achieve the proper surface area per particle! We had to lock her in a room for 2 weeks with drugs and weird lighting tricks just to release her mind from the Starfucks Manifesto! It's been five years and she still has flashbacks when she walks by a french press. Anyway, it's not too hard to make similar-tasting drinks from the comfort of your own home.
|Name:||shut up 00142|
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 05:33 PM|
|I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to side with starbucks on this one. I think that this is a battle you have no chance of winning and I don't see the point anyway. There really is no reason that they shouldn't be making stores in my city. I think you need to pick your battles. If you are opposed, don't you think it would be easier to just drink coffee somewhere else. Maybe I am not making any sense here, but I have seen nothing on this website that resembles some sort of rationale for starbucks being bad.
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 04:29 PM|
|thirsty said: 2$ a cup [...] can't be beat unless you are serving something spectacular. Heh. you make it sound like you have to do something special to best a Starbux Drone's coffee. NOT REALLY. break out your typewriting monkeys, thirsty boy, because the odds of getting a decent cuppa from SBUX approach the odds of your face being planted between Britney Spears' thighs as t->infinity. You'd get more value for your $2 by pouring some kerosene on them and setting those washingtons alight. I can make better coffee by pissing through raked leaves. My obese cat can pull a shot better than six sigmas worth of SBUX baristas and so can any joebob that buys a decent machine and grinder. Don't forget to buy a decent grinder. go to coffeegeek.com for advice about how to make good coffee. L4T3Z B14CH3Z!!11 -B1FF
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 07:56 AM|
|2$ a cup (even though they don't understand large - as grande translates into spanish, french or any euro speak as grande) can't be beat unless you are serving something spectacular.
Yeah, that's right biachez! best decision I ever made.
well, you might as well buy a foreman grill...no need to go out anymore. be your own chef.
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 05:51 AM|
|Starbux, Peets, whatever - It all sux 4$$. After reading the comments of all you sbux employee MFs, I can tell that you think that if a beverage is brown, it needs to taste like DITCH LIQUOR (yeah, look it up MFs). do you even _drink_ coffee?
I got so fed up with your puerile attitudes and donkey-nuttsack-tasting coffee, I went out and bought a f***ing Pasquini Livia 90 Espresso machine so's I could make my OWN MF-ing coffee. Yeah, that's right biachez!
best decision I ever made.
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 03:36 AM|
what about wendy's...your next door neighboor...? why does the hate have to stop here!
Anyways. I haven't had a bad cup yet.
|Date:||Mar 23 2002 02:37 AM|
|barista? Key Holder...Manager...
|Name:||CT Starbucks Rebel 00136|
|Date:||Mar 22 2002 10:40 PM|
|How would you like your coffee???
I love to make the strongest coffee in the Starbucks Coffee arsenal. What do I mean by this. I love to make Italian Roast and French Roast. Sometimes I make Arabian Mocha Java because it is also strong. Sometimes I even make Gold Coast. It drives the customers crazy because they don't even know what they are drinking.
One time they made a french press but used coffee beans ground for an espresso machine. French presses require coarsely ground not the finely ground of espresso. It was so disgusting.
|Name:||CT Starbucks Rebel 00135|
|Date:||Mar 22 2002 10:37 PM|
|Drive Them Crazy
I love driving the workers in other stores crazy. Situation...
"May I please have a double tall vanilla breve extra hot extra whip latte." Of course I would run the words together making it nearly impossible for them to hear me correctly. It is so funny.
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