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Starbucks in Poland?


polishgifts
11 Jul 2007  #1
do they have starbucks in poland ?
King Sobieski 2 | 716
11 Jul 2007  #2
would it make a difference if they did not....god forbid that you would have to purchase coffee from a non franchised chain
Eurola 4 | 1,906
11 Jul 2007  #3
I don't think Starbucks made it to Poland yet, but they make pretty good coffee there anyway. Who cares about that overprices latte...I make a better one at home.

I had just as tasty Seattle's Best Coffee at Borders Book Store café today...
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512
12 Jul 2007  #4
cafe ferber is about to open on monte cassino...
davidpeake 14 | 451
12 Jul 2007  #5
the same company that has the contract for pizza hut, burger king also has the contract to open up starbucks in Poland, so we might see some soon i think.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512
12 Jul 2007  #6
pizza hut failed on monte cassino, closed and has been replaced with a stuff-as-much-in-your-mouth-as-possible-for-only-15zl... much more popular it seems... which is strange given the penchant for pizza in poland
nauczyciel
13 Jul 2007  #7
anyone who thinks that Starbucks makes good coffee, needs a tastebud and brain transplant

pizza hut = run to toilet
Lady in red
13 Jul 2007  #8
anyone who thinks that Starbucks makes good coffee,

I agree.........you can get better elsewhere
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
13 Jul 2007  #9
IMHO you can get better anywhere, even Joe's greasy spoon caff
Lady in red
13 Jul 2007  #10
Joe's greasy spoon caff

Not tried that one yet........:)
daffy 23 | 1,508
13 Jul 2007  #11
In recent years - i have to admit the starbucks coffee has improved greatly - including the fairtrade range.

ive noted that the uality of many shops coffee varies to much and often in the wrong direction.

there are many top qulaity coffee shops here in cork and im lucky for that - however i also know of many bad ones (starbucks isn't one of them)

Im quite partial to one shop, 'tribes' it does the best gourmet coffee and tea ive had in many a city. (and hot chocolate too)
Lady in red
13 Jul 2007  #12
have to admit the starbucks coffee has improved greatly

It must be the water then (in the area). Taste of water from the taps here is not the best.
Bit like Guinness, that's better depending on the water quality <True>
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
13 Jul 2007  #13
It must be the water then (in the area).

As a coffee fiend I always have to ask for extra shots at Starbucks. It's just too weak for me.
Lady in red
13 Jul 2007  #14
Snap. Same for me too........And a lot depends on who is making it. I always think the coffee isn't that hot in Starbucks.

Cafe uno in the place where I stay is great. Always hot, great taste and strong too........

There's a french coffee shop close by and the coffee is just awful/
daffy 23 | 1,508
13 Jul 2007  #15
As a coffee fiend I always have to ask for extra shots at Starbucks. It's just too weak for me.

id agree with that - but im a caffeine junky...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
13 Jul 2007  #16
but im a caffeine junky...

Its required to keep us all awake posting on here 24 by 7
Lady in red
13 Jul 2007  #17
Think I was raised on good coffee rather than baby milk :(

I drink it all the time, wonder if it's good or bad for you at the moment :)
Puzzler 9 | 1,089
14 Jul 2007  #18
As far as I know there is Starbucks in Wroclaw. Wouldn't there be any e.g. in Warszawa?As for Pizza Hut establishments, they are in every bigger Polish city, aren't they? And in Poland, unlike in some other places, Pizza Hut food is just delicious, and a-plenty. You get some divine salads, pickles, veggies, etc. - the whole enormous buffet you can pick from (it's so at least in Wroclaw). I consider Starbucks coffee dull. Maybe the Poles will manage to improve the taste?

:)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
18 Jul 2007  #19
There's a french coffee shop close by and the coffee is just awful/

rule of thumb when in the UK, be wary if a UK resident is making your coffee. they are better at cups of tea than coffee.
Lady in red
19 Jul 2007  #20
Not sure that's quite true now. In my house good coffee rules. I rarely make tea.
Reason we have a lot of good coffee shops now is because more people drink coffee than tea. I've found, from what little i have seen, some Polish people in the UK seem to prefer drinking tea (especially very,very strong tea).

I love my coffee. I was raised on it :(
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512
19 Jul 2007  #21
rule of thumb when in the UK, be wary if a UK resident is making your coffee. they are better at cups of tea than coffee

thats could be because you are not english and thus dont realise a good cup of coffee when you drink one...
Lady in red
19 Jul 2007  #22
Rofl.

Anyway, Polish people aren't the best coffee makers either ,if I remember correctly.....
they tend to stew everything to get every last drop of flavour out of it. But sometimes, enough is enough <grin>

LIR not English and proud of it >)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
19 Jul 2007  #23
Anyway, Polish people aren't the best coffee makers either ,if I remember correctly.....

The Szarlotka guide to mind blowing caffeine hits. As with the Oscars we shall go in reverse order..

Last place - The US of A - no surprise why you have to buy a large bucket size to slurp in your SUV

...... The rest of the world

Third place - Turkey (spoon standing stuff)
Second place - Colombia (mind you it may have been spiked with something)
First place - Nepal (almost certainly spiked)
Lady in red
19 Jul 2007  #24
Lol........

It's all in the beans and the local water I think. I'm moving home and the water where I'm moving too is so much better.........hence more decent coffee.

My favourite coffee is made from Arabica beans. Medium strength and smooth :)

I like blue mountain coffee too, but a bit pricey........I like a very strong coffee as well.......
just depends where I am, how awake I can be and what I have to do next <grin>
Daisy 3 | 1,227
19 Jul 2007  #25
just depends where I am, how awake I can be and what I have to do next <grin>

I've got an old metal percolator, just like the one my granddad used to have :)
King Sobieski 2 | 716
19 Jul 2007  #26
thats could be because you are not english and thus dont realise a good cup of coffee when you drink one...

i was unaware that the english were known for their coffee skills. maybe things have changed since i was their 5 years ago. but back then i lost count of the crap coffees i was served.

i think australia has more knowledge in the coffee department, and drink more per capita than any other country.

Not sure that's quite true now. In my house good coffee rules. I rarely make tea.
Reason we have a lot of good coffee shops now is because more people drink coffee than tea.

as i just posted,i was there 5 years ago and decent coffee was hard to in shops that served coffee. it all really hinges on the preparer, if they dont know what they are doing then you are in trouble.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,512
19 Jul 2007  #27
i was unaware that the english were known for their coffee skills.

youre right... and we put milk in our tea as well... weirdos, huh?

but back then i lost count of the crap coffees i was served.

we are quite happy to let foreigners visit our country but we like to keep our coffee for our own... its a commonwealth thing... your either a member or your not... we either owned you or taught you how to drink tea and coffee... its an empire thang... you gotsta understand...
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
19 Jul 2007  #28
back then i lost count of the crap coffees i was served

We have a saying here in the UK "you pay for what you get"

Im a tea drinker (no milk - strange eh for an English person) - I have no idea how people drink cup after cup of coffee, one cup and Im bouncing off the walls...decaf for me - also black
King Sobieski 2 | 716
19 Jul 2007  #29
youre right... and we put milk in our tea as well... weirdos, huh?

you dont also sometimes add sugar as well do you....gasp

we are quite happy to let foreigners visit our country but we like to keep our coffee for our own... its a commonwealth thing... your either a member or your not... we either owned you or taught you how to drink tea and coffee... its an empire thang... you gotsta understand...

taught us the art of tea maybe, the coffee thang would be a more migrant (im guessing italian) influence.

We have a saying here in the UK "you pay for what you get"

it did not matter if i paid more or less, instant coffee was more gratifying taste wise than a cappucino.
Lady in red
20 Jul 2007  #30
it all really hinges on the preparer, if they dont know what they are doing then you are in trouble.

That is so true.

I have no idea how people drink cup after cup of coffee, one cup and Im bouncing off the walls...decaf for me - also black

It's easy Amathyst. I admit to drinking lots of coffee! Decaff.....never found one that I could drink..yuck and all those chemicals they use to make it decaff too !

On the whole, coffee is better made, in the UK now. We have better coffee making machines :)

I only drink one instant coffee (necafe alta rica) and if I'm at someones house I usually drink water unless they are a coffee lover too :)


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