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STARBUCKS LATEST SEASONAL ADDITION IS A HIT By Liz Gunn || No not that kind of quickie – just a short post for any coffee lovers out there. I love coffee, and I especially love really good coffee. Once you’ve had good coffee, it’s hard to go back to “regular”…

STARBUCKS LATEST SEASONAL ADDITION IS A HIT

liz gunnBy Liz Gunn || No not that kind of quickie – just a short post for any coffee lovers out there. I love coffee, and I especially love really good coffee. Once you’ve had good coffee, it’s hard to go back to “regular” coffee.

Don’t get me wrong, if my choices are gas station coffee or no coffee – well, fill-er-up! I need the fuel. But given the choice, I would take a locally roasted, fresh brewed Costa Rican, por favor.

Truthfully, I think Starbucks’ drip coffee is disgusting. It might as well be gas station coffee. They over-roast their beans and often let it sit way too long on a burner. One thing Starbucks does well though is specialty drinks. Believe it or not, I’m not the mocha-choca-frotha-cino type, but I do enjoy a good flavored latte.

The difference, for anyone who doesn’t know, is that lattes and other espresso based beverages are made to order. It goes from beans to beverage in less than two minutes. It’s easy to mask sub par quality beans with syrup and milk.

I stopped by Starbucks this morning purely out of convenience and a desperate need for more caffeine. There is one between my house and my daughter’s school that just put in a drive-thru. Score! Anyway, they have a new seasonal latte flavor, “Chestnut Praline”.

I took the bait and now I wish I had not. I foresee many trips through that drive-thru over the next couple of months, or however long they decide to keep it around. That’s the marketing brilliance behind seasonal products – if you really love it, you know time is limited so you’ll get one as often as you can. It’s like what McDonald’s has been doing with the McRib for more than twenty years…except that’s nasty.

Just putting this out there for anyone else who needs a caffeine fix. This is a superb choice if you find yourself at a Starbucks in the near future. As delicious as my latte was this morning, I still implore you to support your local coffee houses when possible.

Liz Gunn is a wife, mom, travel enthusiast, food snob, daydreamer and lifelong Gamecock fan. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she lives in Columbia, S.C. with her husband and daughter.

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28 comments

John November 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Dear Liz,

If your headline uses the word “quickie”, then please make sure and work in a reference about Will and Nicki in the back of her car.

Thanks.

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James November 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

It might be too early to declare today’s winner. Then again, this one is pretty darn good.

Well played, sir.

I was hoping she would somehow work the word “Nooner” into the headline.

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shifty henry November 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Five Stars to the first person for the correct answer:
—— What is better than a Nooner?

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CorruptionInColumbia November 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Uhhhhh…, a hummer?

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shifty henry November 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

no

shifty henry November 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

CiC, I award you Ten Stars for being the only one to try — What is better than a Nooner? It’s a Sooner!

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Girlfriend, girlfriend’s hairdresser, hummer, eggs, meat, Sakerlina.

Which word does not belong?

CorruptionInColumbia November 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hummer, because you can beat your girlfriend, her hairdresser, eggs, your meat, and Sakerlina, but you can’t beat a hummer.
:-)

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

Correctamundo.

FastEddy23 November 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Actually, it’s a morner, which is just like a nooner, but a little earlier and leaves time for both.

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????????? November 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I tried…I really did!

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Hits=Cash baby! November 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

lmao!

+10 for you today

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????????? November 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Thank$ for your$!

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Hits=Cash baby! November 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Hey, I love FITSnews, so I’m all about the hits/cash for you guys.

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Will Folks aka Sic November 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

HA!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Thank God there were no disturbing references to semen in Starbucks coffee in this article. I still haven’t completely gotten over the one from last week about such.

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????????? November 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I’ll be honest – it crossed my mind when I was walking in there this morning…ugh.

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Will Folks aka Sic November 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

That was one of the greatest stories FITS has ever covered! Come on!

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????????? November 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm

you misspelled grossest.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Thank You! You have my undying gratitude. I still have PTSD from last week’s article.

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shifty henry November 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

An old guy hobbles into an ice cream shop. He has a hard time walking and is hunched over. He goes up to the
counter and says: “Banana Split, please.” The lady at the counter replies: “Crushed nuts?” “No,” the old man says: “arthritis.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

…and over here is where we add the “secret” ingredient…
[camera pans to GrandTango watching porn]

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:) November 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Did the coffee make you sick, but you’re not making any statement on said coffee making you sick, just letting us all know…like FITS being your personal diary?

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Coffee Black November 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Starbucks is terrible, no matter what load of shit they try to mask the terribleness, it’s still terrible.

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Fly fishing for Marlin November 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Costa Rican Terrazu is the ultimate. I sat in a roasting shed in Quepos, CR once and watched it go from bean to cup. They loaded 100 pound sacks onto a truck while I watched the surf across the road and drank the coffee. Now I will drive out of my way to get my hands on a bag of whole bean Terrazu. It must be like a heroin high where the search to re-live that first hit is eternal.

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9" November 14, 2014 at 4:55 am

I am a former caffeine addict.Really.My alarm clock was the coffee maker beside the bed.This was before Starbucks.But people who go there tell me I am still right.Best coffee anywhere? (Disney World).I am still clean,and not screaming at traffic.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 15, 2014 at 4:07 am

90% of my exercise and cardio workout comes from screaming at my fellow drivers while on the way to work and back, as well as other appointments and errands where I have a finite time to be there in.

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Toyota Kawaski November 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

Great Story!!! Thank U

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