Sprudge contributor Erin Meister has five reasons to love Starbucks over at Serious Eats, and she’s pretty spot on. Reason #5:
You Always Know What You’re Getting
Even if you’re not crazy about what you’re getting, at least you always know exactly what it’s going to taste like, no matter where you are in the country (or the world). The company’s famously dark flavor profile encourages a predictable cup—strong, smoky, intense, roasty—and its implementation of superautomatic espresso machines means big-time consistency from shot to shot, regardless of the baristas’ skill, attention, or mood.
Reason #6? Airport Mocha Frappuccinos
UPDATE! And just when you thought it was over…BAM! COUNTERPOINT!