Shayma, my friend’s status on Facebook -about a couple of days back- reads:
“Starbucks officially lost a 2 time daily customer!!!!! The new fraps taste like crap!! Switching to Coffee Bean frozen coffee!
Need to locate all Coffee Bean stores in K Town lool!!”
Another friend, Ahmed, sent me a message via BBM saying
“I’m not happy with Starbucks new skimmed milk. They are using Safi’s long life low fat milk which is 1 percent fat, so I think its heavier than Nada’s milk, and it tasted weird. They used to use Nada before”
Its interesting to get those messages at around the same time… which confirms that something went wrong with their coffee (or milk?)
Now I’m not a heavy coffee drinker! I’m not addicted to caffeine either! However, I do enjoy my cup of black coffee (Americano) almost daily. I do indulge in a single espresso, plain Turkish, or medium French coffee sometimes… yet I wont make a fuss if I dont have my daily intake of it at one point in time! I also like to have a latte every now and then 😉
As for Starbucks? I do not usually enjoy their coffees! They taste a bit watery for my taste… as for their food items? Hmmm I liked them the most back in 2002/3 when they had one of my favorite sandwiches at the time; Shaved Chicken, which is made of sun dried tomato bread, shaved chicken and black olives! It was AMAZING! I cannot find a replacement for such sandwich!
I was also talking with Farah, a friend, last week who told me that cafe’s barista do make a HUGE difference! She is like
“I do not like Starbucks either, but the branch at Baitak Tower is different! Their barista make an amazing coffee drinks there”
Worth checking out I guess 😉
My cousin Noufa K. told me
“God! A lot of people are complaining about Starbucks running out of White Moccha. Its been a while I know, and I love it as well.. but I have my own new mix that I make, I ask for vanilla latte and extra shot of hazelnut topped with cream and caramel on top – which kinda makes up for it ;-)”
Whats your take on this? Any input? Info? Comments?