Noun. The largest and most diabolical coffee company, renowned for their new popularity, despite the fact that it used to be a privately-owned business. This evil chain is despised by those in Milwaukee with enough sense to buy Alterra coffee (yum) that is naturally brewed in the heart of Milwaukee, without unnatural chemicals. Unfortunately, Starbucks cannot do the smart thing and become a Fair Trade company, because their business ethics can be summed up in one word - "quantity."
Did you know that Starbucks doesn't even bother to pull a decent shot (21-27 seconds)?
by SelfInducedPsychosis July 19, 2005
The McDonalds of coffee houses. Popular with the masses because of it's convenience of having a location on every corner and sometimes even located inside of other stores. Tries to pass off as a hangout for free-thinking artsy types when it is really an evil corporation that treats it's suppliers in developing nations like trash.
"The Man" gets his coffee at starbucks.
by renton August 25, 2004
Pure example of the power of marketing to people devoid of critical and independent thinking. Coffee chain whose business model is "what if we franchised the Death Star?" and sells millions of cups of coffee a year that tastes like it was brewed through the assholes of musty cadavers. Usually seen being consumed by soccer moms, overprivileged teenagers, and prissy douche bags who move into already gentrified urban heighborhoods but consider themselves edgy and courageous for living in the city. Just like you can get an elephant to fly if you strap a big enough jet engine on its back, Starbucks sells a shitload of coffee by forcing the idea that coffee should be expensive, shitty, and logoed to the above mentioned people.
I used to drink coffee for 60 cents a cup at my favorite diner but it was torn down to put in a Starbucks. If I wanted to drink that shit I'd microwave some rat turds in vinegar.
by ThunderMummy October 27, 2005