I don't go to Starbucks Coffee. I go to Starbucks Coffee only when I meet customers or when I have a date.
I don't like people at Starbucks Coffee - they all seem snotty and hard to deal with. They all seem to drive SUVs and watch foreign movies with subtitles. Their faces seem to tell me "I'm better than you".
I hate the words "Bartista" "Venti" "Grande", etc.. I never once used those words in real life. I always use terms such as "Regular" or "Large". I refuse to say "Venti".
Last few years, I struggled to find good coffee that will replace Starbucks. I have tried many different brands of coffee. The only good coffee was Peet's Coffee. I believe Peet's Coffee is definitely better than Starbucks Coffee. I love Major Dickason's Blend. But they are expensive. I buy Peet's coffee occasionally as special treat.
Costco periodically sends out $4.50 coupon for 2.5lb bag of Starbucks' French Roast. This coupon brings price down to $15.49. It's an incredible bargain that I cannot refuse.
I have 2 coffee grinders. One grinder (pictured right) is dedicated to Starbucks' French Roast only, so I don't mix flavors with other coffees.
I have tasted many different coffees.
At the end, Starbucks Coffee is the best coffee. And Costco makes it possible for me to afford them. (Another reason why I love Costco)
Sometimes I buy 2 bags and save $9.00 with the coupon.
I hate to love Starbucks Coffee. But I love it.
Kirkland Signature's Papua New Guinea coffee is equally good. They are bigger and cheaper (3lb for $13.89). They are amazing. It's a little mild, but not too mild. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people favor this coffee over Starbucks'. I highly recommend Kirkland Signature's Papua New Guinea coffee.