As you probably heard, Starbucks was giving away 12 ounce cups of regular coffee from every store today from 10am – 12 noon.
Normally I would never step into a Starbucks, or any establishment, to buy coffee, and I only ever drink coffee if it has chocolate (cocoa-mocha?) AND it’s free, but a series of events led to my being able to get the free coffee.
This morning, the DC Metro was backed up to Maryland because of electrical problems on the tracks. I waited on the platform for 30 minutes, then decided to walk home and come back later.
I ended up getting to DC before the Starbucks deal ended. I happen to walk right by a Starbucks each day. I was expecting a line out the door, but there was absolutely no line, and the cashiers had a row of coffee already lined up for customers. I went up, grabbed a cup, thanked them, added Sweet ‘n Low and left. I was in and out in less than 2 minutes!
However, after tasting Starbucks, I wonder why anyone in their right mind would think this is gourmet coffee. But hey, it’s free.