The Electric Commentary

Monday, October 18, 2004

If You Thought Starbucks was an Empire Now...

Just You Wait.

Also includes a reference to the Onion as merely an online newspaper. Not only is there a print edition, but there was a print edition even before there was an online edition. Oh yeah, and it's from the Midwest. Get with the times.

And here is why it will work:

The Wall Street Journal earlier this year sent samples of coffee from Starbucks, 7-Eleven, and Dunkin' Donuts to Central Analytical Laboratories. The lab reported that a 16-ounce Starbucks house blend coffee contained 223 milligrams of caffeine, compared with 174 and 141 milligrams in comparable amounts of Dunkin' Donuts and 7-Eleven coffee, respectively. According to the Journal, the average Starbucks coffee drink contains 320 milligrams of caffeine. (This chart from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows different measurement levels, including the scary finding that a 16-ounce Starbucks grande has nearly three times as much caffeine as a No-Doz.)

From Slate.

4 Comments:

  • "This chart from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows different measurement levels, including the scary finding that a 16-ounce Starbucks grande has nearly three times as much caffeine as a No-Doz."

    "Grande" is the smallest size, right?

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 1:37 PM  

  • tHAtt expllaains tje sashakess.
    cOolo

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 2:32 PM  

  • You know, I just had a conversation the other day with a few people about why you always seem to get a bit more cracked out on Starbucks coffee. This explains it.

    Glad to see they're finally living up to their "pusher" status and showing up on EVERY street corner....

    By Blogger Bucher, at 12:48 PM  

  • In 2000 Starbucks stock was around $25. Now it's around $50. A 100% return over 4 years leads me to believe that being a "pusher" is a good business model.

    By Blogger RyanSimatic, at 9:26 PM  

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