By P Chong Friday, 8 April 2011
That irresistible aroma of the famed Starbucks Coffee . . . with the absolute guarantee that every cup of their coffee tastes exactly the same, whether you’re drinking it in New York, London or Beijing. Its growth has been phenomenal and its franchised set-up surged ahead of time. It is a trendy thing to be meeting friends over a cup of coffee especially among the young.
So anyone for a “Frappuccino” ?
The distinguishing mark is the logo of the company which over the years has seen some changes with much the same colour scheme.
Let’s just be wary about the genuine from the ingenious fake . . . going by their logo sign. You might be caught with the coffee choked on its way to your gourmet stomach!
At first glance, you hardly can tell the difference. To the non-discerning coffee drinkers, they may be drawn to the”drummed-up” premise by the price attraction.
These three ladies are happy to be drinking “Starbucks” coffee for only one dollar! Look! The logo is the same or similar! But upon closer look, the colour scheme of the logo may betray – but it’s certainly says “One Dollar Coffee”.
Well, coffee is coffee. After a day’s outing & shopping, they are glad to be drinking coffee & resting their weary legs. We found this “One Dollar ‘Starbucks’ Coffee” in one of the big shopping malls in Guangzhou.
They say it can only happen in China when it comes to fake goods and imitation stuffs. The reflected glory renders tremendous flattery to the genuine one.
Now, how about this? Is this flattery or insult?
As Perth resident, I’ve searched high & low for the presence of a Starbucks Coffee outlet, until I received in the mail yesterday:
“Please be advised that there I have checked the WA business names register and I can confirm that there are no ‘Starbucks’ businesses registered. This is consistent with the information provided on the business’s website http://www.starbucks.com.au/ which shows the business has stores in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria only.”
So, are there any enthusiast to venture into “Starbucks” new creations?