When Starbucks bought Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC) I sobbed a little bit. SBC had a great mocha syrup, an excellent matcha latte, and a killer Cold Brew vanilla latte but I figured Starbucks would stamp their mermaid logo all over the place and kill off all of the things that made SBC a worthy competitor.
I was wrong. Starbucks opted to keep SBC as a separate brand and allowed them to carry on in their already established ways. All three drinks survived the buy out and all was right in the world.
Well, almost everything was right – they shit canned the lids.
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Poor Steve got zapped twice: first by a long-shot hope of a pricing point for the Motorola MPx and then by Howard Stern not being on the airwaves, which may or may not have been a joke, give Howie’s FCC problems lately. To make matters worse, he got attacked by his Starbucks non-gripping lid and for this I have a huge amount of empathy. Whenever I get a vanilla latte, mocha latte, toffee nut latte, or a caramel macchiato, I have to nick one of those silly bag labels to cover the hole, to save me and my cars from a sticky mess. For some reason, these three drinks explode through the drinking hole in the lid, once they leave the store…
What’s worse is that Dunkin’ Donuts has taken the prise for Most Usable Coffee lid, and I don’t think anyone in Seattle is aware that they’ve been surpassed in this very important race.
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