Tarry for the Nonce

January 23, 2008

How the Mighty Have Fallen

Filed under: Business — lmwalker @ 2:05 pm

Starbucks is selling a $1 cup of coffee in response to competition from McDonalds(!)

And free refills too. Could this be the beginning of the end?

(Hat tip to Sridhar Rao.)



  1. Sounds like the beginning of something good.

    Comment by Brian — January 23, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  2. Caribou has free refills (and has as long as I can remember). Of course… Starbuck’s hasn’t had potable coffee for about as long as I can remember. I will tip my hat to Starbuck’s, though… they were the initiator of the popularization of one of my favorite beverages.

    Comment by Chris — February 7, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

  3. Umm… I have to disagree with ya here Chris. There were numerous coffee places all over before Starbucks…they just became the brand that won the fight.

    In fact, one of my college roommate’s family owned a coffee shop on 6th in Champaign. I think it was International Cafe. I just threw away his card the other day.

    Comment by Andrew — February 18, 2008 @ 2:46 am

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