Starbucks...love 'em or hate 'em!
I heard a news item on NPR yesterday about Starbucks in the Forbidden City. Yeah...I know that they are a corporate monolith and are taking over the world...but I do patronize Starbucks and enjoy their coffee. However, I do draw the line at dropping Starbucks into cultural and historic treasures!
It reminds me of the vending machines planted smack dab in the middle of beautiful, exotic gardens or mountain viewpoints in Japan.
At any rate, if you do find Starbucks a guilty pleasure, you'll want to know that they are having a "Coffee Break" promotion tomorrow: you can get a free 12-oz drip coffee from 10:00 a.m . to noon. Enjoy!