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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Citizen's Alert! Starbucks is Closing!

Well at least for a few hours.

Many a Mayor Sam post has been written at a local Starbucks either by Zuma Dogg or myself. But all Starbucks stores will close for a few hours this evening for special training.

Starbucks is closing its company-owned stores across the country for several hours today so it can bring its employees back up to speed on creating a perfect shot and steaming milk and pulling it all together for a great drink. The barista re-education is a "renewed focus on espresso standards," say Starbucks honchos.

I have to say it seems as if the usually perky, usually with it baristas have been somewhat lacking lately. Hopefully this program will get them on course.

I do have to commend however the singing baristas at the Starbucks at Camarillo and Tujunga in North Hollywood. But the rest of them don't seem to know how to get your order right. And have you ever ordered an ice tea at Starbucks? Though the tea is prepared and in pitchers, the baristas like to put them in shaker tumblers like they're making a martini.



Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

BLOG NOTICE: Zuma Dogg will be offline this evening while Starbucks is closed. Will resume shortly thereafter with a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee in my hand.

February 26, 2008 10:50 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


February 26, 2008 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio Watch's comment is one reason I don't go to Starbucks or any of these places a lot -- that's $1000 a year on coffee! What if you saved it or donated it to a worthy cause? Only good reason to go to those places often is if you're meeting someone, or like zuma dogg don't have a warm and quiet place of your own.

February 26, 2008 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Winchell's good 30 WT SAE coffee. Tasty.

February 26, 2008 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wicnchell's 30 WT SAE coffee is always tasty!

February 26, 2008 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I drink the free coffee at work, the price makes it taste delicious!!!

February 26, 2008 3:30 PM  

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