How do you explain there are almost no Starbuck outside Paris in France if it is not due to the tourists going there and not the French people themselves ?
Starbuck is not dumb if they know they could earn money they would build shops everywhere, but they don't so...
Many, many people agree with me.
Don't even get me started on Belgium.
Btw, I'm not surprised you chimed in again as soon as someone else didn't like/criticised something from your precious America. Seriously, it's like you have the need to defend the US on every. damn. quiz.
If you're going to try to parade your bigotry out under the guise of saying something clever it might help if you were actually clever.
Moreover, people who go to Starbucks in Europe can be considered very snobbish too, happy to walk down the street with their 5€ cup of coffee as if they were in a TV Show.
Starbucks is very expensive here compared to what you can get in a bakery or a standard café. So I would not say it's a "popular mainstream product" (a cup of Starbucks latte is almost as expensive as a whole McDonalds combo - which is a better example of "popular mainstream product").
Starbucks isn't for coffee snobs any more, it is for people who don't know any better. With the advent of Fraps and Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Maple, and Sugar Sugar Lattes, the coffee snobs have abandoned it. Starbucks is largely a sugar delivery service and less and less about the coffee.
As quoted from their website
I guess that's why the world has snobs and hipsters, to figure all that stuff out for us, so the rest of us don't waste our time worrying about it.
I got everything but Turkey. Count me among those who tried Indonesia.