Americans will have to cope without blended Frappuccino and blueberry coffee cake for a few hours today as Starbucks shuts its 7,100 company-owned stores for a nationwide barista training session.
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz has ordered the unprecedented three-hour afternoon closure as part of an effort to improve coffee quality and revive the chain's flagging fortunes. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/feb/26/starbucks
LOL - I think they should close down America for 3 hours and teach it what coffee actually tastes like. It's not Starbucks fault they have no idea the swill they are serving up isn't really coffee, your lard arses still walk out the door drinking your grande double cream frappuccino.
Wake up America, coffee is a flavour - you dont need no vanilla essence double cream to make it taste right - just to add the calories.