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I Like Local Coffee Houses Better Than Starbucks

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    I wish there were more local coffee houses near downtown Pomona.  Unfortunately I'm doomed to stay there for another year and a half, if all goes well at grad school.  It's like a black hole of coffee shops, but it's close to Cal Poly Pomona where I'm currently studying...
    CatMocha CatMocha 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    I have a favorite coffee house I have been going to recently, not too far from where I live. They roast the best coffees, have the best selection of flavored coffees as that is my passion, and they treat the customers incredible. I use to go to this one in the past and then...
    davidb5356 davidb5356 51-55, M Jul 30, 2012

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    At Starbucks I like ordering a "Tall venti in a

    grande cup." That's basically me asking for a small large in a medium cup. Jarod Kintz
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Feb 20

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    Me too, but you're more likely to find me in a

    Starbucks ( go figure ) ( it's their "rewards/loyalty" programs ( that keep(s) me from going to better coffee-houses )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M May 24

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    Meh

    Starbucks is the McDonald's of coffee...not the greatest by any means, but consistent.  You know exactly what you're in for no matter which one you go to. I do love my little local coffeeshop much better.  I just wish they delivered!
    atali atali 26-30, F Oct 12, 2008

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    Starbucks is nice for a huge chain

    and it's got great benefits for its employees which I applaud. However, I now only go to Starbucks if there's absolutely nothing else around. And so I haven't been in about a year to one. The thing I like about local coffee houses is that the people there seem to know more about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13

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    Individuality

    This is due to the fact that so many of the local coffee shops around where I live have closed and been taken over by Starbucks- within a few metres there are three branches and I don't see the point in there needing to be so many of the same thing- they are like the McDonalds of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2008

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    Discovering Local Flavors

    To describe my feelings for coffee would take forever, suffice it to say I love the stuff and enjoy it, need it, crave it and want it. Enough said. There is a lot of fun during travels here and there to discover a local coffee place to get a taste and idea of the locals and the...
    ahatman ahatman 41-45 Dec 6, 2011

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    Local Coffeehouses

    I am a big fan of local coffee houses versus the chains. I enjoy the variety of flavors of beans they roast, the prices are really reasonable, the atmosphere is electric, and the people that come in could be my neighbors and co-workers. Some of the coffee houses I go to have...
    davidb5356 davidb5356 51-55, M Mar 20, 2012

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    Ambiance

    Starbuck's is okay but the local coffee houses seem to have more atmosphere. A chat and even networking. Me, i like Grande Soy Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce Latte (hot) and Iced Grande Soy Chai (cold).          
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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