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Starbucks New Brew, Tastes Less Like Paint Thinner!

Posted by Paul Woodland | 4 Comments

Starbuck’s Pike Place Roast
Starbucks launched the new Pike Place Roast today along with a new cup design. While the Pike Place blend still maintains Starbucks’ trademark paint thinner bouquet, it is noticeably smoother. The excessive caffeine level seems to have remained the same ensuring that Starbucks will not loose it’s legions of faithful junkies, who cling to this last legal addictive substance.

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4 Responses to “Starbucks New Brew, Tastes Less Like Paint Thinner!”

  1. Matt Friedlander
    April 8th, 2008 @

    Here’s an enhanced image of that women on the coffee cover…..ewww
    Starbucks Coffee Cup Logo

  2. Joel Friedlander
    April 8th, 2008 @

    Last week I met with a client at 8:30 pm at Starbucks. We spoke for about half hour, during which time I drank a small sized cup of their coffee. For some reason unbeknownst to me I did not request decaf, the result of which was that when 3:30 am rolled around I was still doing the same in my bed.

    The amount of caffeine contained in their coffee is far in excess of what is reasonably prudent for a human being to imbibe. We don’t allow smoking anywhere anymore, but we still allow people to drink Starbucks.

    Terrible stuff, it ought to be banned.

  3. Amy
    April 12th, 2008 @

    I worked in a Starbucks briefly, and during the extensive training (we sipped coffees and did food pairings, it was kind of fun) we learned that darker roasted coffees – the ones most people associate with Starbucks, actually have slightly less caffeine than milder roasts (like their Breakfast Blend).

  4. Paul Woodland
    April 13th, 2008 @

    Thanks! I’ll remember to get the smooth next time.

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