Friday, April 22, 2011

Starbucks come on down


Starbucks © fintag

News comments:
As you know my feelings towards Starbucks is somewhat hit and miss.

Recently I noted Starbucks was a great place to save money yet at the same time its tea just doesn't cut it. But I am here to be convinced so I am delighted by the report in Bloomberg that "Starbucks Targets Coffee Drinkers Who Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead at Starbucks".

Now that is a fast way to attract customers but can I point out that coffee is not healthy and I would suggest it targets tea drinkers like myself. I would like these please:

A cup that only someone with 3 inch lips can drink from is replaced with a delicate bone china cup and saucer.

Tea bags are lazy. I never see coffee bags so why tea bags? Please replace with loose tea.

Milk. Why cannot I use 1% milk? The UK branches like to provide semi skimmed.

Temperature. The water is way to hot and scolds the tea.

Hopefully that is helpful.

Today's shorts:
TG know no gray (bloomberg)

Loser Brown takes job (reuters)

Today's longs:
Money launderers pour money into London (telegraph)

Starbucks to give me a hundred quid for my consultancy advice.