Starbucks in the DR

NALs

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The photo was very recently taken at the Downtown plaza in Santo Domingo. The very first one of several in the country. Expect this to be the next "epidemic" after the pandemic.

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CaribeDigital

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That's like borrowing a watch to tell the owner what time it is.
Why would a country which grows its own coffee allow a shop like this?
That would only make sense if there would be a Dominican coffee shop chain in the US. We would speak of cultural exchange then.
 

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If your going to the Downtown Plaza, go to Breve Cafe under the escaltors not Starbutts.Great coffee and half the price of Starbutts. I go there 3 or 4 times a week as it is 4 blocks from my apartment. Great desserts and gelatto too!
 

chico bill

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Hey everyone should forget that their coffee is too expensive, they do make a 'decent' product.

But celebrate that a corporation sees the DR as a place to invest for the future, it is a sign that, at least in Santo Domingo, a corporation views it as worthy of investment.
Let's see if it actually is worth it for them.
 
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$30 Billion in annual revs on a bad product. Coffee no less. $30 Billion on COFFEE per annum.

What a clown show this thread is.
 

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Am I the only person here who likes Starbucks coffee? We buy their whole bean espresso for our machine from time to time, it’s my favorite (Mr AE prefers Lavazza)
 
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Am I the only person here who likes Starbucks coffee? We buy their whole bean espresso for our machine from time to time, it’s my favorite (Mr AE prefers Lavazza)
No doubt it's a good product that is enjoyed by many. Sure it's not everybody's taste but a tall Pikes Place or Sumatra is a pretty damn good cup o' joe. Throw in some half and half and hippie sugar and hit the road.

Some people take issue with it because of the "liberalism" of the corporate culture. Others don't like it simply because it's a chain that squeezes out the small fry. They are costly though and I've heard people say they should change their name to "fourbucks". I can buy a 12oz bag of quality Sumatran coffee at Aldi's for the price of one cup there.

I'm not going to go there while I'm in the DR though as there are too many other good local options.
 
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NALs

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Am I the only person here who likes Starbucks coffee? We buy their whole bean espresso for our machine from time to time, it’s my favorite (Mr AE prefers Lavazza)
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Well, someone needs to like them. They are still in business, soon in the DR too. Nothing says it more clearly that it is what people want than offering it for a price and having lots of money in the bank due to that. The best vote people make is with their money.
 
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Well, someone needs to like them. They are still in business, soon in the DR too. Nothing says it more clearly that it is what people want than offering it for a price and having lots of money in the bank due to that. The best vote people make is with their money.
I like a rich bold coffee taste, which is what attracts me to Starbucks, and I’m a coffee person (coffee ice cream, coffee candies, coffee yogurt, you get the idea). Some people say Starbucks coffee tastes burned, I guess that’s what makes horse races.
 

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Am I the only person here who likes Starbucks coffee? We buy their whole bean espresso for our machine from time to time, it’s my favorite (Mr AE prefers Lavazza)

I like their dark roast. But $3 for one cup is not gonna happen unless it's an emergency. And yes, there is such a thing as a coffee emergency!
 
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I like their dark roast. But $3 for one cup is not gonna happen unless it's an emergency. And yes, there is such a thing as a coffee emergency!
Does anyone know the price points? I used for pay 4.50 for a Grande Moca. I can't imagine 250-300 pesos for a coffee. I really am very happy with my cafe Bustelo.