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Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:13 pm
by ZizkovClaret
Its all so adorably parochial :lol:

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:16 pm
by conyoviejo
Id rather have a 30 goals a season striker ..

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:17 pm
by claretonthecoast1882
I would rather have Brendan O'Connell than a starbucks coffee

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:18 pm
by Bosscat
claretonthecoast1882 wrote:I would rather have Brendan O'Connell than a starbucks coffee

Knowing our luck would probably get Brendan O'Carroll ;)

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:20 pm
by Vino blanco
Will it sell black puddings and Twix?

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:22 pm
by Hroogar
Who's he play for?

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:25 pm
by FactualFrank
Instead of buying Starbucks I just make my own coffee, shout out my name incorrectly and then burn a £5 note.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:26 pm
by Hroogar
FactualFrank wrote:Instead of buying Starbucks I just make my own coffee, shout out my name incorrectly and then burn a £5 note.

Last time I bought one WAS the last time!

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:27 pm
by bfccrazy
FactualFrank wrote:Instead of buying Starbucks I just make my own coffee, shout out my name incorrectly and then burn a £5 note.


Had this convo with my sister last week when she was deciding on a gift for a teacher leaving from her daughters school :lol:

“I could get a £10 costa voucher or something but I don’t think paying for half a coffee would be appreciated”

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:40 pm
by theroyaldyche
dont know what the fascination of going to a shop to buy a specialty hot drink is. A prick at work cant go a day without turning up with a branded starbucks cup every morning

Rather just go across the road to the angel for a pot

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:45 pm
by Falcon
As a work benefit I get 1 free drink from Starbucks per week.

Really helpful when you work in Nelson and live in Burnley.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:19 pm
by The Enclosure
Little Barista beats Starbucks hands down.Run by a lovely local couple and it is first class.You are made to feel really special when you go in and the staff even smile....i know it is a lost art in retail these days but it is a joy to go in.
Plus...you buy 5 and you get one free, I say you buy 5 and you get one free.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:33 pm
by Tricky Trevor
Can’t drink coffee from any of these “coffee houses” but fair play to them their hot chocolate is outstanding.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:43 pm
by thatdberight
The Easy Coffee in Burnley is as good as any of the bigger brands and a lot cheaper (while still being much more expensive than a spoonful of Nescafé!)

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:19 pm
by Top Claret
Bloody awful and expensive is Starbucks. I much prefer the independent coffee shops that frequent our high streets these days than the over priced blands, such as Starbucks and Costa

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:26 pm
by theroyaldyche
Falcon wrote:As a work benefit I get 1 free drink from Starbucks per week.

Really helpful when you work in Nelson and live in Burnley.


The same tool.i work we works in nelson and gets a starbucks from.nelson

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:30 pm
by MRG
The Enclosure wrote:Little Barista beats Starbucks hands down.Run by a lovely local couple and it is first class.You are made to feel really special when you go in and the staff even smile....i know it is a lost art in retail these days but it is a joy to go in.
Plus...you buy 5 and you get one free, I say you buy 5 and you get one free.


Little Barista is very expensive compared to the others nearby that the coffee is bitter tasting. By a long way the worst in the area and should be avoided if you have tastebuds!

As another poster states, Easy Coffee is about the best and probably the cheapest

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:38 pm
by gandhisflipflop
I don't frequent Starbucks but it is creating jobs and if it means that some people who are desperate for work get work then it can only be positive news for burnley.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:57 pm
by hampsteadclaret
They do very decent coffee in Continentals, and they are nice people in there.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:58 pm
by AlargeClaret
Genuinely surprised that Burnley town centre “ adds up” in the numbers for this most hideous of the “ modern” corporate coffee “ big beasts”.Though the rather depressing looking Costa in Burnley always seems busy .
Not a huge coffee drinker but I only go in a SB if truly desperate . The last being couple of yrs back and the guy ( seriously ) asks me my name after I’d ordered ! Now ,I know these places are frequented by a heady mix of students,fashionistas, homosexuals, housewives and mad old women but I’m thinking “ wtf would he want my name for ?” Then he points to his c0ck ( I’m kidding ) to a paper cup and writes my name on it . Im then stood around like an utter tool as the staff start shouting random names into the heaving mass as people collect their milky sludge . Eventually as I started to lose the will to live I just nodded as a few came out, grabbed the nearest cup and stealthily made haste , while all the time expecting to be accosted by a pencil thin snake hipped angry man in orange trousers. The mystery drink turned out to be some kind of sickly mocha which I left close to a tramp at Victoria station in manc .

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:01 pm
by cricketfieldclarets
Starbucks isnt the best. And not convinced burnley needs one, we have costa, easycoffe, rhode island and little barista among others. But as above if it brings jobs great. Unless it loses jobs at any of the above...

Costa is the worse. Almost all costas are a **** hole. God knows how and why.

Of the bigger chains, nero is better than any of them.

Rhode island best in burnley imo.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:33 pm
by Blackrod
theroyaldyche wrote:dont know what the fascination of going to a shop to buy a specialty hot drink is. A prick at work cant go a day without turning up with a branded starbucks cup every morning

Rather just go across the road to the angel for a pot


...and you wonder why we get called Dingles. Like Starbucks and Costa. Detest instant coffee.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:37 pm
by Rileybobs
It's funny how coffee is too 'out there' for some folk. If you don't like it don't drink it.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 pm
by AlargeClaret
I dont think anyone these days really drinks old school Nescafé do they ? Whereas freshly brewed tea leaves has a small but noticeable edge on good tea bags , fresh coffee literally obliterates instant .Though perhaps high end instant is closer ?

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:55 pm
by Damo
I'm not a massive fan of coffee. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to pay Starbucks rates for a cup of it anyway, but my mrs loves it. Now and again I'll pick her up a Starbucks on my way home from wherever I'm working, and despite it being lukewarm by the time I get there, she's always really pleased with it.
She on the other hand wouldn't pay the over inflated rates that I pay for craft beers on the odd occasion that I fancy a few at home.
Different strokes for different folks I suppose, but I dont understand why some people are so partisan about it either way

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:02 pm
by Foulthrow
Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:04 pm
by ontario claret
Starbucks? Wait until a Tim Hortons sets up in your neighbourhood. Then you'll have the real coffee takeout experience.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 pm
by cricketfieldclarets
Foulthrow wrote:Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.

Coffee has been 'in' for centuries.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:23 pm
by Rileybobs
Foulthrow wrote:Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.


Has it ever occurred to you that people drink gin and coffee because they like the taste? Just because you might not like either doesn’t mean that others drink them to look ‘trendy’.

Both products are marketed more than they were in the past and as a result there are more varieties widely available. A similar thing happened with cider fairly recently. I’ve never seen someone drinking cider and thought they are trying to look trendy.

It’s weird how people seem threatened by things they don’t like but others do.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:24 pm
by bumba
The Enclosure wrote:Little Barista beats Starbucks hands down.Run by a lovely local couple and it is first class.You are made to feel really special when you go in and the staff even smile....i know it is a lost art in retail these days but it is a joy to go in.
Plus...you buy 5 and you get one free, I say you buy 5 and you get one free.


Little Barista is run by a Turkish man and his girlfriend, the girl is local but to say local couple is a bit strange as Turkey isn't local!
Add to that it's crap

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:32 pm
by CrosspoolClarets
As a tea drinker the worst thing is going into a coffee shop and paying £2 for a 1p teabag such as Tetleys, hot water and about 10 seconds service. Biggest markup in retailing. But sometimes I’m desperate for a caffeine shot. I try to only ever go into a Starbucks or an independant shop that does full leaf tea, or, at worst, decent tea bags like the ones they have in Rhode Island.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:39 pm
by Devils_Advocate
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Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:51 pm
by cricketfieldclarets
bumba wrote:Little Barista is run by a Turkish man and his girlfriend, the girl is local but to say local couple is a bit strange as Turkey isn't local!
Add to that it's crap

Im guessing he lives local. And she is local. Oh and hes a decent chap and they offer great service.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 pm
by tim_noone
Foulthrow wrote:Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.

I Drink Evian most days....I live in hope. :o

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:23 pm
by bfccrazy
Foulthrow wrote:Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.


Missus drinks Evian because she prefers the bottles :lol:

She will refill it with any other cheaper bottled water though a few times before binning it and grabbing another bottle of Evian.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:29 pm
by Bin Ont Turf
I was drinking Gin when it was thought of as an old woman's drink. But just the slightest smell of coffee makes me want to spew.

A lot of the coffee shops in Burnley have had good trade off the EU citizens that work and live here. It's their social meeting place and they do love their coffee.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:43 pm
by cricketfieldclarets
Dont care what anyone says. You can definitely tell the difference with Evian.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 pm
by gandhisflipflop
Damo wrote:I'm not a massive fan of coffee. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to pay Starbucks rates for a cup of it anyway, but my mrs loves it. Now and again I'll pick her up a Starbucks on my way home from wherever I'm working, and despite it being lukewarm by the time I get there, she's always really pleased with it.
She on the other hand wouldn't pay the over inflated rates that I pay for craft beers on the odd occasion that I fancy a few at home.
Different strokes for different folks I suppose, but I dont understand why some people are so partisan about it either way



I want to start having a few craft beers at home but not being an expert on it what would you recommend?

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:03 am
by bfccrazy
gandhisflipflop wrote:I want to start having a few craft beers at home but not being an expert on it what would you recommend?


https://www.listchallengeapp.com/beerlistchallenge/?ref=side

Not craft stuff but a bit of a way for you to work through and see how you get on and what your thoughts are.
There will no doubt be a list dedicated to solely craft beers.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:09 am
by tarkys_ears
Foulthrow wrote:Why is it suddenly trendy for everyone to be ‘in’ to coffee. And gin. It was like when every mug used to walk round with an Evian bottle as though some fit bird was going to suck you off because you’d bought a stupid drink. Just shows how easy life is for marketing people.


Probably because it's the best fcuking drink you'll have all day until it's beer o clock.

But as Cricketfield said, it's been "in" for centuries.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 am
by tim_noone
Devils_Advocate wrote:Image

I believe it is "SHE" that drinks Evian :?

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:51 am
by Damo
gandhisflipflop wrote:I want to start having a few craft beers at home but not being an expert on it what would you recommend?

I'm not an expert either sorry mate.
I tend to wander into the supermarket and try something new whenever I'm having a few at home.
I like the brewdog stuff. Punk IPA and dead pony club
Vocation brewery (made in hebden bridge I think) pride and joy and life and death are a couple I tend to buy more often than most.
I like Brooklyn lager
Samuel Adam's Boston lager
And the pistonhead stuff
I tend to gravitate to the IPA's
I think theres been a few threads on here with some good recommendations from people with far more knowledge than I possess

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:20 am
by GordonvaleClaret
They started up in Oz about 20 years years ago. Now they are "moving out" due to lack of customers.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:13 am
by Burnley1989
cricketfieldclarets wrote:Starbucks isnt the best. And not convinced burnley needs one, we have costa, easycoffe, rhode island and little barista among others. But as above if it brings jobs great. Unless it loses jobs at any of the above...

Costa is the worse. Almost all costas are a **** hole. God knows how and why.

Of the bigger chains, nero is better than any of them.

Rhode island best in burnley imo.


Exactly how I would rank it! The Costa machines in the petrol stations are awful, I can just about force a hot chocolate down at 5:30am if it’s freezing and I’ve a long drive

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:19 am
by Burnley1989
Probably have 1-2 cups of decaf a day and then drink water unless it’s a Saturday or Sunday when the Water is replaced by beer.

I’ve drank Gin for a good 15 years, mainly because I’m not a huge fan of the other spirits. The mrs hated it but since they’ve turned them into a sort of cocktail, loves them. Same with fruity ciders, I’m the opposite and like everything plain.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:33 am
by snapcrackleandpop
I'd rather drink my own p**s

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:25 am
by ZizkovClaret
ontario claret wrote:Starbucks? Wait until a Tim Hortons sets up in your neighbourhood. Then you'll have the real coffee takeout experience.


Donut holes aka crack lol

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:46 pm
by bfcmik
ontario claret wrote:Starbucks? Wait until a Tim Hortons sets up in your neighbourhood. Then you'll have the real coffee takeout experience.

Would love that to happen. Proper coffee with proper service - oh! wait, we are in England, so it would be proper coffee out of stock and crap service.

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:47 pm
by Falcon
Tim Hortons donuts are the best I've ever had

Re: Burnley to get a Starbucks

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:00 pm
by THEWELLERNUT70
It's as if Starbucks just sell coffee :D