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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

NEWS: Starbucks on Sloane

No joy at this store (Store 74920, 65-67 Sloane Avenue, London, England SW3 3DH).

Actually did this challenge on Nov 15th (night before baby was born) and only just remembered to post it.

Here is how it went:

Barista: Hi
CH: Hi, can I have a Fair Trade coffee to go please?
Barista: I am afraid we have none brewed. How about Americano Sir?
CH: would you mind pressing me a cup of Fair Trade coffee?
Barista: Sorry I can't do that. Would you like Americano instead?

[Is she on commission for Americano???]

CH: Are you sure? I am sure you are meant to press me a cup if I request it?
Barista: Let me check for you Sir.

[1 minute delay whilst Barista checks with manager in back office.]

Barista: I am afraid we can't do it for you as we do not have a press available. Would you like something else instead?
CH: Sure...can I have a Hot Chocolate to go.

Got my Hot Choc as it was a cold night and I needed something warm.

A sad failure.



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At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Keith Caspian said...

So you caved and bought a HC anyway? Sad. In any case, you should set up a new Star$$$cks Challenge to figure out how to stop the company from suing small businesses that sound like Starkb$$ks


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