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Why I Hate Starbucks: The Evergreen Trenta Iced Green Tea, No Water, Light Ice Saga

Starbucks are supposed to be the “third place” — after home and work — where you go to relax and enjoy your life.  Starbucks also sells their service as the place where you can make really specific drink orders and have them fulfilled with glee and not hostile resentment.

Today, I am going to share with you my ongoing and miserable experience with a particular Starbucks store in Midtown Manhattan that just plain out refuses to correctly make my drinks order — even though they’re the ones who taught me precisely how to order my drink!

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Theft By Starbucks

Five years ago, Janna was tutoring one of our ASL students at a Starbucks in New York City’s Greenwich Village.  Starbucks is a great place to meet and learn because they’re everywhere and nicely appointed.  Starbucks, we quickly discovered, is also dangerous.

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The Starbucks Iced Via Review

The last couple of months, I have really been enjoying iced coffee at Starbucks. I don’t know what it is about walking to the office with a reusable tumbler in hand full of iced coffee when the weather is hot and generally icky that makes it considerably more bearable. It is also a pretty simple drink to order — in a coffee place like Starbucks where guides are written to show you how to order a cup of coffee.

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Starbucks Strides Towards Environmental Responsibility

Last week, on April 15, Starbucks offered all of its customers a cup of free coffee if they brought in a reusable tumbler in which to pour said coffee. I would say that this is a significant step in the right direction in helping lower our recycling trash cost.  We are imprisoning ourselves in mounds of landfill trash.  Soon there will no escape from our toss-away lifestyle.  While Starbucks still has a long way to go to being completely environmentally friendly, it was good to see that they are making improvements.

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Alone in the Company of Others

It is entirely possible to be in the company of friends and yet to feel alone and isolated. It does not even necessarily have to relate to being somewhere else on an emotional or intellectual level. I was with a group of friends the other night and while I appreciated their company, there were a few lengthy moments when I felt that I could just disappear entirely without my absence being noted.

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The Via Starbucks Review

As a confirmed caffeine addict, I do loves my coffees.  While I have enjoyed my elitist machine-ground coffee beans in the past, I am now a lifelong member of the Instant Coffee Brigade.  I was born on Taster’s Choice, bred by Medaglia D’Oro — and I’m now swimming in the newest “Via” instant taste treat from Starbucks.

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Mezonos Rolls at 7-Eleven

It’s a tough life for a person who has to work outside the home. I do pretty well for myself in the afternoon with the food I bring from home. For the past month or so I have changed my workout routine significantly enough that I get a lot hungrier in the morning than a cup of coffee can ever hope to cover. So the question is, what do I do in the morning when the appetite is there but the need to get to work in a timely manner competes?

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