Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Beware the Ides of March, Starbucks Edition

Hey, are you addicted to ultra caffeinated $3 coffee yet? No? Well, consider tomorrow your downfall if you work/live near a Starbucks:
Customers are invited to visit Starbucks coffee houses tomorrow (March 15 ~ed) between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for a complimentary tall (12-ounce) Starbucks® brewed coffee. The Company estimates it will serve more than 500,000 cups of coffee in its more than 7,500 U.S. stores during the two-hour event. Starbucks partners will take coffee to some who can't make it, using innovative, mobile-sampling, "Venti Vans" and insulated coffee backpacks. Starbucks Coffee Masters, certified coffee experts, also will be available to introduce customers to coffees from around the world and to offer tips on how to brew great coffee at home.
Personally, I avoid Starbucks like the plague except when I travel. The thought that there is a coffee stronger than that pot that has been on the burner at the local gas station for 16 hours somehow scares me. If Starbucks is your thing, tomorrow is your chance to take 12 ounces of their flesh after the $187,963 you've invested in their coffee. This year.

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