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Starbucks in Poland?


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2 Apr 2009 #91
let people drink what they wanna drink. if you dont like starbucks, dont go there
ajaynatorownsal - | 2
7 Apr 2009 #92
COFFEEHEAVEN!

and btw my friends have pics on facebook with a starbucks in warszawa

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Seanus 15 | 19,706
8 Apr 2009 #93
Yeah, let's make this happen. One in Katowice would be nice :) Gliwice, no chance.
logga
8 Apr 2009 #94
Starbucks is about to enter the Polish market, I know this because I work in the Real Estate Market and know them to be looking for space in several locations.

I'm talking about Warsaw just to clarify.
Logga 1 | 14
9 Apr 2009 #95
miasta.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1,95190,6457779,Pierwszy_w_Polsce_Starbucks_na_Nowym_Swiecie.html
Lonman 4 | 111
15 May 2009 #96
Maybe I could shed some light on why in Starbucks seems to be everywhere in the Uk and have as yet not overrun Poland.

A couple of comments as to relates to Poland. The clustering talked about by Buddy is a fact in the US and apparently in the UK.... Just walk around Manhattan and every 4th door was a Starbucks... but now with the eco down turn I think a lot of stores opened during clustering are closing. In the current climate this old model might be out?

I also don't see this practice happening in Poland as there does not appear to be a need to cluster and drive other shops out. Also as an American sometimes after a long time on the road is nice to just go into a little piece of home where I know what I will be getting... good or bad.

I also just like to collect the Starbucks City Mugs so when opens in Poland will be looking to get my mug!!
nauczyciel
18 May 2009 #97
i don't understand why ppl like their products?? :S It is truly the most tasteless. Over roasted...

i don't understand why ppl in PL are so jacked up to support an american company that has a business philosophy to destroy it's competition, like mom and pop coffee shops that support a family (or 2 or 3) and put them out of business.

I love it when I read that Starbucks had closed 900 shops worldwide, it brings a smile to my face. They slaughtered their competition and became a victim of their own formula.

Unfortuantely there are no winners.

Support your neighbourhood small business!!!!!
Salomon 2 | 436
18 May 2009 #98
don't understand why ppl in PL are so jacked up to support an american company that has a business philosophy to destroy it's competition

Well most of participants in this discussion are from UK and America.

upport your neighbourhood small business!!!!!

in this case I agree
frd 7 | 1,399
18 May 2009 #99
i don't understand why ppl like their products??

I'm totally addicted to their muffins... nom nom nom nom
jojospacemunky 1 | 59
18 May 2009 #100
I like their cups (only reason i get a coffee from there) and have a few in my kitchen made excellent additions to my cupboard
anubis - | 35
19 May 2009 #101
As a coffee fiend I always have to ask for extra shots at Starbucks

Aaah....a fellow red-eye fan. I thought it was only New Yorkers who ask for that.
babylon2007 3 | 17
30 Jun 2009 #102
Has anyone been to "Coffee Heaven" in Krakow? They have several cafes, one at bottom of Karmelicka street. The coffee is always very good and nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

When I go to Krakow, I also like to go to small cafe at top of Empik bookstore at main square. Good views of the square. Although, I think it has new management now so not so good.

We have a few Starbucks now in Ireland. But coffee I think is not so good. It is like water, not enough coffee in it. I dont think they are anything special.

Can anyone recommend some real Polish cafes in Krakow? I love the little cake shops in Poland where you can buy some cakes and coffee for eat in or take out. its a real treat.
Jihozapad
30 Jun 2009 #103
i've been to many Coffee Heavens in PL and CZ - more for convenience rather than because they do good coffee - which they don't.

But the staff are indeed rather good (especially in CZ, unsurprisingly) and their leather sofas are lovely :)

Best coffee I've had recently in PL was, rather surprisingly, at the new terminal at Okęcie - where Wedel have a small cafe.

Fortunately Costa are making some inroads into the area, so a decent espresso should be available everywhere soon (i.e. not just at my aunty's, lol) and hopefully Starbucks will continue to close branches (haha).

Can anyone recommend some real Polish cafes in Krakow? I love the little cake shops in Poland where you can buy some cakes and coffee for eat in or take out. its a real treat.

I wish I could remember what it's called, but there's a really small, dark, dungeon-like place in an alley just off the main market square which was great, AND inexpensive (a year ago, anyway). I think it's between ul.Grodzka and Pasaz Bielaka, or at least off one of the streets at that side of the square, but I'd have to go there again to find it, sorry.
frd 7 | 1,399
30 Jun 2009 #104
Has anyone been to "Coffee Heaven" in Krakow?

I've been to some in Katowice, the coffee is worse than in Starbucks, the same with pastry - and it's still quite expensive... I can recommend "Cynamon" cafe but I only know about the one in Katowice and Gdynia : o
oplus100 - | 5
17 Jul 2009 #105
No , still starbucks not available in Poland!
LondonChick 31 | 1,134
18 Jul 2009 #106
Yes it is - in Warsaw and in Wrocław!
Lonman 4 | 111
29 Jul 2009 #107
Well I guess not a big loss if SB is not in all the towns yet....

as another writer said the special city mugs are great.... so really just wanting a nice big Warsaw or Krakow mug for my collection. I know very shallow...

I will be swinging through Warsaw in a few weeks and will take a look.

cheers.
illusionist
1 Aug 2009 #108
no investor for this buisness!!
polkamaniac 1 | 482
11 Aug 2009 #109
Forget Starbucks !!!!! Gimme a TIM HORTONS cofee any day.It's the best. Najlepsza kawa w Kanadzie !!!!!!!!
Lonman 4 | 111
20 Apr 2010 #110
just a little slice of home on my recent visit....

just a little slice of home on my recent visit....

and my picture to go with it.
grubas 12 | 1,391
20 Apr 2010 #111
Anyway, Polish people aren't the best coffee makers either ,if I remember correctly.....

And I am sure you don't who introduced coffee to the "western" world and opened the first coffee house in Vienna(Europe?).The guy name was Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki and it took place in 1683 after victory over Turks at the gates of Vienna where king Sobieski's army plundered Turkish camp and took a lot of booty including coffee beans.Another of his innovations was to serve coffee with milk, a manner that was unknown to the Turks.

I am also a coffee junkie but I think Starbucks is way overpriced.

but also of important note is the first Burger King is coming too...

They are coming back.Burger King was already in PL in the early 90ies .I remember they paid a bilion (pre 95) złotych to B.Linda for commercials.
Lonman 4 | 111
21 Apr 2010 #112
very cool for those who need something quick and a slice of home. Actually one of the reasons I enjoy old Europe is the lack of BK and Starbucks and strip malls. Also the other benifit is just a warm place to still on a cold Warsaw afternoon with a friend....
pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jan 2013 #113
do they have starbucks in poland ?

I haven`t seen any yet.
Bieganski 17 | 901
18 Jan 2013 #114
There is one in Warsaw.

starbucks.pl/store/68393

Krakow too.

starbucks.pl/store/19242

Plus Poznan.

starbucks.pl/store/18960

Who will stop this onslaught?
MoOli 9 | 484
18 Jan 2013 #115
I haven`t seen any yet.

Must be living in boon docks man.In warsaw there are so many and I love there 2 pln refills which most people dont know about esp for my orignal (in poland so called brewed coffee).
pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jan 2013 #116
There is one in Warsaw.
Krakow too.

Yes, one in Krakow. Not bad. :):):)

Who will stop this onslaught?

Why?
Zibi - | 336
18 Jan 2013 #117
There is one in Warsaw.

Are you kidding me? At least 5 if not more.
pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Jan 2013 #118
Bieganski:Who will stop this onslaught?

Why?

It seems I know why:
They use sub-par coffee beans and price it as if they were brewing the good stuff. Instead of saying "we use cheap burnt South American robusta coffee beans" they say, "we use a wonderful, straightforward blend of Latin American coffees." What's a "straightforward blend" anyway?

orangecoat.com/why-do-people-like-starbucks

warsaw there are so many and I love there 2 pln refills which most people dont know about esp for my orignal

It seems you like drinking crap and paying through the nose for it! To each his own. :):):)

MoOli: warsaw there are so many and I love there 2 pln refills which most people dont know about esp for my orignal

It seems you like drinking crap and paying through the nose for it! :):):)

An interesting quote from my link:
Honestly, I think that the majority of people go to Starbucks because it makes them feel "trendy," and they like that. I actually feel kind of dorky going into one sometimes because I feel like people think I'm trying to be trendy, too. I just want coffee. And if I buy coffee before I go somewhere, I usually try to drink it before I go in. I also think that a lot of people that go there regularly really have no idea what "good" coffee tastes like, so they have no argument.
berni23 7 | 379
18 Jan 2013 #119
Its the same with Burger King, everything coming from the West was worshiped after the fall of the curtain.
Zibi - | 336
18 Jan 2013 #120
I like their coffee. And I just checked their website: Warsaw has 11 locations, Wrocław has 6 and 3-city has 4. They are mushrooming indeed. :-)


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