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To save $400M, Starbucks to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And in a major news flash, Starbucks apparently sells decaffeinated coffee. Had no idea.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aOvUsHxFSAeM

    Four hundred million bucks? Seriously?
     
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Sounds like a pretty smart move. I didn't know people drank decaf at all, much less after lunch.
     
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Who drinks decaf in the morning? I would think more people would drink it at night.
     
  4. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    That's actually a very smart move. We wasted SO much decaf coffee, especially after the lunch period time, in all the stores I worked in. It was ridiculous.

    I wonder when they'll crack down on their baristas wasting milk though...
     
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Who would go to Starbucks for decaf?

    That seriously makes no sense to me.
     
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    That's what I was thinking.
     
  7. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Caffeine has no outward effect on me. I can drink a lot of coffee/tea/soda and go to sleep immediately. I sometimes get decaf to cut down on the amount of caffeine I consume. I often get decaf from Starbucks on the afternoon, so this news might change my habits.
     
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    I understand the big cut they're making is cutting shift supervisor hours down to 25, from 40. So says a friend of mine and a former barista/manager. Maybe ducky or another ex-Starbucksian can elaborate.
     
  9. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Somewhere, Peter King became very angry and has no idea why.
    And Boom got very, very happy, all in anticipation of the next MMQB.
     
  10. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    That's horrible for the SS's if it's true. I haven't heard such things, but I've been out of touch with my former coworkers for a while.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    Who's the Six-Sigma who thought of this one?
     
  12. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Re: To save $400M, Starbuck's to stop prebrewing decaf after noon

    This is being blown out of proportion. This simply means they're going to brew it to order, not stop offering it.
    It's quite simply an issue of supply and demand and in the end, folks who drink decaf are going to end up getting fresher coffee.

    Lots of places do this...I'm not sure why this is even news.
     
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