First off, thanks to all of you chowhounds who responded to my post about the Vatan Indian restaurant. I won't be going there, thanks to your advice. Now--for some more HONESTY. Don't most of you out there agree that Starbucks coffee is TERRIBLE?
It is so over-roasted that their brew has a distinctly 'burnt' taste. Any natural flavor in the beans is drowned out by the bitterness. Even the coffee "aroma" emanating from their shops has that burnt quality. I first came across this sorry addition to Java Culture when living in LA several years ago. I prayed it would never come to New York(even prided myself that New Yorkers knew the difference between a really good cup of coffee-a Gillie's roast, say, and crap.). Now, Starbucks shops dot every corner in the city. HOW DID WE LET THIS HAPPEN! Anyone have a clue?.
By the way, pardon me if this subject has been discussed before on these boards. I am new here, and I really welcome your input. If you, like me, would take a medium Dunkin' Donuts regular(not flavored) cup of Joe, over a Starbucks double latte ANY day, let's talk!!!