Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Australians have great taste in coffee

Starbucks Closing Up More Than Two Thirds Of Its Australia Stores This Week
84 stores operate in Australia, 61 will close by Aug. 3 :)

I feel bad for the people loosing their jobs but with much better coffee being available this doesn't surprise me at all.

Will be interesting to see in the USA if this vacuum is replaced with more upmarket more 'european orientated' cafes to take Starbucks place.

For those of you in New York who have now idea what I'm talking about, go down to 643 Broadway at Bleeker and order a Latte at "Corner Shop" and tell me you cant taste the difference.

It's run by a guy from Melbourne and the funniest part about this story is that we just wandered in there years ago when we first got to NY. Ordered coffee and was like wow this is really good coffee, and was there about 2 or 3 more times before we heard the managers accent.

Not as good as City Grind in Bligh St Sydney but it's a beacon of hope in this wasteland of dishwater called New York.


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