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Four solid reasons to avoid Starbucks

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posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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(((I wasn't 100% sure where to put this, General Chit Chat, this forum or Health & Wellness so Mods please move this to where you think it fits best)))

Four solid reasons to avoid Starbucks


Although statistically impressive at first glance, an important question remains: are Starbucks food and beverage offerings high quality and healthy?

Not a healthier option
1) Their coffee quality. Coffee beans are one of the crops most heavily sprayed with pesticides. Yet only a mere 1.1 percent of Starbucks coffee is organic.

What about their decaf coffee; it’s a healthy option isn’t it? Well, it’s from conventional coffee beans, which are laced with pesticides. But it gets worse.

How many decaf coffee drinkers know that the majority of conventionally decaffeinated coffee is produced by soaking coffee beans in a toxic soup of solvents like methylene chloride, a suspected human carcinogen, which targets the central nervous system or ethyl acetate a central nervous system poison and also considered harmful to the kidneys and liver?



With annual sales of $14.9 billion Starbucks can afford to give more than $0.10(Canadian) per bottle of Ethos water to fund clean water projects in under-developed areas. Mind you we should just skip buying Ethos water because you may think Ethos is primarily a charitable organization, when it is actually a for-profit brand and the vast majority of the sale price (97.2%) does not support clean-water projects

I'm glad I can't drink coffee anymore & I will not support this terrible company. I'll stick with my local coffee shop
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posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower

I have avoided Starbucks for years and will continue to do so but it had nothing to do with those reasons nor will they be added to my reasons.

Years ago they did soldiers dirty for something piddly like care packages. That grind-ed my gears enough for me to boycott them for life.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: knoledgeispower

I have avoided Starbucks for years and will continue to do so but it had nothing to do with those reasons nor will they be added to my reasons.

Years ago they did soldiers dirty for something piddly like care packages. That grind-ed my gears enough for me to boycott them for life.



That sucks, I didn't hear about that. What did they do?



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower

This thread made me look into it.
Here is the story and then the reality.

www.snopes.com...

The power of e-mail kept me out of Starbucks since 2004. The thought of going in one now is hard to imagine. It isn't easy getting rid of long standing unfounded bitterness.

Lesson learned on my part.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: DarknStormy
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I don't know about Zionists but their logo is a pagan god.


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posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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Am I the only one over the age of 20 who has never had Starbucks??

I'm beginning to wonder. I have a hard time understanding why folks want to pay that much for coffee to begin with... this just piles onto that.

They are raking it in hand over fist, even in a tough economy. All I can do is shake my head. Obviously most folks must make more than my family does.




posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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My main reason for disliking Starbucks is the phonies. In the two I'm forced to frequent the servers act like they are Andy Warhol or something.
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posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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I can probably count the times I've ever been to Starbucks on one hand. Not out of protest (I didn't know about anything talked about above) but because I don't like coffee



originally posted by: knoledgeispower
I don't know about Zionists but their logo is a pagan god.



If you look at their logos through time, it looks like it's slowly coming toward you.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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Tried them once years ago .. worst along with most overpriced coffee had stuff was disgusting ..

Will take the coffee the locals in vietnam or malaysia make anyday over starbucks both make far better and hell of alot cheaper coffee ..



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Am I the only one over the age of 20 who has never had Starbucks??

I'm beginning to wonder. I have a hard time understanding why folks want to pay that much for coffee to begin with... this just piles onto that.

They are raking it in hand over fist, even in a tough economy. All I can do is shake my head. Obviously most folks must make more than my family does.



Starbucks has 23,187 stores in 64 countries, including 12,973 in the United States, 1,897 in China, 1,550 in Canada, 1,088 in Japan and 927 in the United Kingdom.

I never drank their coffee, it tasted nasty, just their fraps & tazo tea.

I do find it nuts how some people will get multiple drinks in one day with how much they cost.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: knoledgeispower

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Am I the only one over the age of 20 who has never had Starbucks??

I'm beginning to wonder. I have a hard time understanding why folks want to pay that much for coffee to begin with... this just piles onto that.

They are raking it in hand over fist, even in a tough economy. All I can do is shake my head. Obviously most folks must make more than my family does.



Starbucks has 23,187 stores in 64 countries, including 12,973 in the United States, 1,897 in China, 1,550 in Canada, 1,088 in Japan and 927 in the United Kingdom.

I never drank their coffee, it tasted nasty, just their fraps & tazo tea.

I do find it nuts how some people will get multiple drinks in one day with how much they cost.


OMG (because nothing else fits) I had no clue they were actually that HUGE! I mean, I knew they were huge... but that is really huge. No wonder it's become so trendy. The closest one I have to me is about 40 miles out. I have never even walked into one.

That is insane. They could team up with McD's and take over the entire planet.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Your lucky .. it way overpriced and the most vile disgusting stuff on the planet masquerading as coffee ..

Only choked it down out of politeness as a friend in singapore took me to the one there .

ended up puking my guts out back at the hotel after drinking that vile concoction ..

your not missing anything .



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe

originally posted by: knoledgeispower

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Am I the only one over the age of 20 who has never had Starbucks??

I'm beginning to wonder. I have a hard time understanding why folks want to pay that much for coffee to begin with... this just piles onto that.

They are raking it in hand over fist, even in a tough economy. All I can do is shake my head. Obviously most folks must make more than my family does.



Starbucks has 23,187 stores in 64 countries, including 12,973 in the United States, 1,897 in China, 1,550 in Canada, 1,088 in Japan and 927 in the United Kingdom.

I never drank their coffee, it tasted nasty, just their fraps & tazo tea.

I do find it nuts how some people will get multiple drinks in one day with how much they cost.


OMG (because nothing else fits) I had no clue they were actually that HUGE! I mean, I knew they were huge... but that is really huge. No wonder it's become so trendy. The closest one I have to me is about 40 miles out. I have never even walked into one.

That is insane. They could team up with McD's and take over the entire planet.


Yes it's insane how many stores there are. In my town there are 4 locations. Two stores are within Safeway, one in the mall & the othe



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: knoledgeispower

originally posted by: DarknStormy
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I don't know about Zionists but their logo is a pagan god.



Starbucks are one of the biggest Israeli sponsors in the world. Some have even gone as far as Star(of david)bucks.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Consider that many of those countries you can only find them at airports. They have name recognition so it made sense for them to be placed in them. I couldn't understand why there was a line to them in Costa Rica airport because the local brews are so much better. I have seen them at the Panama Airport as well and South Korea. If they were in others I didn't notice but it wasn't like I was looking for them either.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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The only times I've had Starbucks was at a hospital with a woman who was having brain surgery. I think I'll pass. Quick trip to the dookie room for me.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower

Anyone blocking me from my "French Roast" is in deep Kim Chee. LOL. I don't care what they cure it in, lace it with, or use to nuke bugs.

Don't want to know...don't care.

The best coffee on the planet... (I can't afford Jamaican Blue Mountain).



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posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower

I was not aware. Thank you for the info.



posted on Jul, 3 2014 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower

One reason:

Starbucks: Cafe Latte - $5 and change

At my job: Cafe Latte - Free



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