Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee. Even their ‘coffee’ contains hardly any coffee – just ask CEO Kevin Johnson – that’s what he said on a Bloomberg interview in response to why an increase in Arabica prices won’t affect them. The company sells sugar drinks packed with fast and addictive calories.
If you want to argue their coffee is good, make a video of yourself casually sipping one of their espresso’s without the milk and sugar, and see if you can keep that smile on your face. The company is so successful that it now buys 3% of the world’s coffee.
They are innovators and we agree with some of their ESG work, and I commend some of the brave political positions they take. But their drinks, often aimed at impressionable TikTok’ers, need to come with a health warning. We discuss! We announce the winner of the July, Kilo of Beans giveaway, and announce our new giveaway
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