Major coffee shop chain that originated in Seattle and is now literally found everywhere in the world. Contrary to popular belief, the company charges you $4 not for the coffee, but for you to have the right to carry around their cups and feel cool. This is because their coffee sucks. Every person that has ever gone there has thought "I could make the exact same drink at home 10 times better". But most of them decide to return because it makes them feel cool. They also sell bad CD's that include "Dave Mathews band" and "Barbara Streisand". If they decide to charge $8 for the worst coffee ever people will buy it because it carries the Starbucks logo or just simply because they're idiots. Anyone who spends over $200 a year in Starbucks is an asshole. Their coffee is not good at all.
14 Year old girl: "Starbucks is sooo good."
40 Year old male (Girl's dad): "You have no idea what good coffee is, Starbucks sucks, you suck, you idiot.
The only place where a White Mocha Frappuccino or Caramel Macchiato can be called just coffee.
Man, I can't make it through the morning without my coffee. Thank God for Starbucks!
*Continues to drink milk-shake*
Starbucks is a widely popular and overpriced coffee franchise.
Hipsters diss it and promote "going local", teenage girls Instagram pictures of their drinks every time they go there, and regular people buy their caffeine and work or study in the quiet atmosphere.
A person walks into Starbucks, buys a $4 frappe, and walks out the door silently judging girls taking selfies with mocha cookie crumbles
A place to take a dump when you're in the city.
"Because there's no public restrooms around here, I'm just going to drop a deuce
in this Starbucks."
Where rich, self-righteous liberal college kids like to "hang" (loiter) all day on their laptops. They also enjoy taking advantage of free wi-fi connections while pretending to be good students and/or productive people in general.
Johnny: Holy crap, half of NYU's student body is trying to get into Starbucks!!
Joe: I know, and all of the Huffington Post newspapers from the newsstands on the way there are gone as well!
Useful for three things.
1) You're poor/out of town/on a coffee break and you need/want free Internet.
2) You're going to be spending hours working on schoolwork and need a caffeine injection to sustain yourself.
3) Both A and B
1) Jimmy: We're going to New York City... hold on, there's a S'Bucks up ahead. I'm going to check Google Maps for a sec to see where we are
2) Bob: Yeah, my thesis paper is due tomorrow. I'm going to Starbucks. A few shots there should keep me awake, if a little jittery, so I don't crash on the keyboard.
3) Mike: Oh shit. My presentation is due tomorrow and I haven't actually started it. I'm headed off to Starbucks with my laptop. Once a few drinks are in my system, I'm going to set to work and search the stuff I need on Wikipedia
, then type it up in different words, cite a vaguely related source, and fancy it up - hopefully the teacher will think I spent the last two weeks on it.
to rapidly expand a franchise globally, often pushing the local competitors out of business in the process.
KFC, McDonalds, and 7 Eleven have already starbucked their way across Asia, and will probably starbuck completely around the world very soon.