Seattle-based coffee chain lures caffeine addicts with upscale roasts, caramel frappuccinos, shaken iced teas and an extra shot of trendiness.. In Short For many, getting their daily jolt of java has become a daily morning ritual, and the cardboard cup with its infamous green label is the close companion of every coffee aficionado. Busy baristas work seamlessly behind the bar, juggling orders for their strongly-brewed drips and signature hot and cool beverages. While providing a wide selection of coffee specialties, pastries and various coffee related goods, patrons are invited to settle down in comfy armchairs and enjoy their favorite brews amid the chatter of the laidback yet caffeinated crowd.
Ok, I love Starbucks coffee. This location is my least favorite for sitting back, relaxing and reading a book. The problem is mostly the building as all the hard surfaces bounce noises excessively. And when it is quiet enough to read (or think), the staff often talks loud enough to fill the open space. During the morning hours, parking is a serious problem. And so are all the business people who meet.