xeni at June 24th, 2014 16:22 — #1
dioptase1 at June 24th, 2014 16:48 — #2
rhyolite at June 24th, 2014 16:49 — #3
First wine, now sodas....when do we get to margaritas?
waetherman at June 24th, 2014 16:57 — #4
Hmm. Soda machine, coffee, milk, syrups... let's get some old-timey egg creams on the menu! Now that would really be taking the whole brooklyn/hipster/artisanal/hand-crafted/ thing to a national chain level.
shuck at June 24th, 2014 16:57 — #5
Well, I guess if they can find people willing to pay $2.45 for some carbonated water with about four cents worth of flavored sugar in it, I can't really fault them for charging that much. (Plus they have all those college educations they're not paying for...)
Well at this rate, they'll have them, but they'll be $20 a drink.
leicester at June 24th, 2014 17:03 — #6
And now, a word from their spokesperson:
ryjkyj at June 24th, 2014 17:09 — #7
So... Italian sodas then?
falcon2001 at June 24th, 2014 17:29 — #8
Isn't that kind of normal rates for soda from any sort of establishment? I mean I'm used to seeing a glass of soda at a restaurant for 2 bucks so I don't really see that as a weird cost. Sure there's a huge markup there, but it's not without precedent, is all I'm saying.
shuck at June 24th, 2014 18:11 — #9
I confess that I don't buy sodas (if I have a hankering for a soft-drink, they're easy enough to make), and certainly not in any sort of restaurant, so I have no idea. At least in the case of restaurants, it's (enormous, granted) markup on a product that's already been sold at a profit to the restaurant. This is a house product being sold for more than other more labor-intensive beverages made from more expensive ingredients, so it sticks out.
japhroaig at June 24th, 2014 19:32 — #10
That's exactly what I thought. But saythey offered a nice gin fizz I wouldn't complain.
baronmog at June 24th, 2014 21:37 — #11
Yeah, it's totally not anything like the "Italian sodas" that espresso stands here in Seattle have been offering since the late 80s, at least.
cowicide at June 24th, 2014 22:23 — #12
Only if it's gluten-free will I even touch this hand-crafted, artisanal, designer sugar water that doesn't put kids through college but pretends to do so.
ryjkyj at June 24th, 2014 23:01 — #13
Yeah, but these are "hand-crafted."
japhroaig at June 24th, 2014 23:37 — #14
Though I enjoy the ocassional Pikes place drip, I still want to shake her hand for including 'gluten free' in your response
cowicide at June 25th, 2014 00:42 — #15
I like sbux coffee, but I'm not very picky about coffee either.
falcon2001 at June 25th, 2014 01:46 — #16
Starbucks is consistently mediocre (and I don't mean that in a bad way, just decent) coffee, in my opinion. I've been to some absolutely shitty coffeeshops before, and before the whole espresso starbucks craze hit your coffee options in most places were shitty drip that'd been sitting on a burner for way too long, so I consider it a net positive.
I go to starbucks often enough I have a gold card in my wallet but I will generally go to better coffee places when possible (Top Pot Doughnuts makes especially great espresso for whatever reason.) but they don't have the ubiquity of Starbucks, so I end up there frequently.
l_mariachi at June 25th, 2014 05:03 — #17
Starbuckses have had generous assortments of Torani syrups for as long as I can remember, and probably fizzy water on tap too. Haven’t we always been able to order a [syrup flavor] soda? What’s new about this, aside from the stupid name and attendant adjectives?
antdude at June 25th, 2014 10:10 — #18
Where is the video of that to watch?
crashproof at June 25th, 2014 10:17 — #19
Seeing as how restaurants tend to charge $2.75 for an iced tea, this really does not seem like a relatively unfair price.
I'm curious what flavors they will offer, mostly as inspiration for making them myself at home. Meanwhile at SBUX I'll stick with the clover-brewed iced coffee most likely.
daneel at June 25th, 2014 10:22 — #20
Oddly, Top Pot's doughnuts aren't all that much cop. They're a novelty brand more than a baker. See also: Cupcake Royale.
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