Coffee, Tea, or rBGH-free?

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I don't shop at Starbucks. I find them disgusting. Not only do they litter our streets with their stores that pop up like a never-ending case of herpes, but their coffee sucks as well. I admit I do have a personal beef with them, having seen first-hand how they can drive a cool, conscientious company out of business. I saw the daily totals of a small coffeeshop in the Fremont-area of Seattle that had been there for twelve years go from $2000 to $300 in a matter of months after Star*ucks moved in. Talk about corporate takeover. Ah, I remember when Fremont was actually cool. I blame the Stalin Lenin statue in the middle of the square -- it all went downhill after that fascist commie moved in.

Starbucks and Stalin have the same first three letters. Coincidence? I think not.

Luckily, Starbucks doesn't know my true feelings, so I can participate in The Food and
Water Watch campaign to persuade the company to go hormone-free. On Tuesday, December 5th, they are urging everyone to call the corporate offices and let them know that you want your milk rBGH-free. So if you do shop there, or if you would shop there if they changed to organic milk, or even if (like me) you want one of the top milk-buyers in the world to start buying real milk, then give a call at (800) 235-2883.

Maybe next they can commit to fair trade coffeebeans, instead of just offering it for sale for the deniability factor. They did say that they would use fair trade beans based on "consumer demand." I know, we're talking about milk. You heard 'em -- vote with your phones!

5 Responsesto “Coffee, Tea, or rBGH-free?”

  1. Mark says:

    Um, yeah, except it's a statue of Lenin.

  2. Omniwhore says:

    Oh yeah...Lenin. Which one was he?

    I stand by my original observation about Stalin and Starbucks.

  3. Man of La Muncha says:

    Don't blame Lenin. Fremont still was cool when Lenin was hanging out in front of a hemp clothing store (now a Taco Del Mar).

    A more likely suspect would be the shiny, pretty, overpriced apartments just south of the Rocket.

    For those wondering what Omniwhore is talking about, read about the history of Fremont's Lenin statue.

  4. chickenman says:

    Ow-
    Where have you gone? Why tilt at windmills when your chicken awaits? Each day we wonder about you.
    If I have offended, tell me to go away and I will not bother you anymore.
    Hope all is well.

  5. Pops says:

    I miss the old pre-Lenin Fremont, ETG and(especially) you!
    The every-corner Starbucks is a status symbol to many would-be yuppies, having a paper cup printed with the Starbucks logo is a status symbol to many poor people (except for me, of course) who wish to be "elevated" to the yuppie level of humanity. I do admit to having tasseled loafers...
    I once told Babs - a poor, local Starbucks dweller - to get a starbucks cup then buy a cup of 7-11 coffee and place the 7-11 cup inside the Starbucks unit. I explained that the coffee is just as good, if not better, and a hell of a lot cheaper. They will even make a fresh pot for you if requested! I further explained that she could then have a fairly decent cup of coffee and look like she had just been to Starbucks.
    She scoffed at my good idea....