September 2, 2009

Coffee Con

Maybe you've heard, but I an newly in the know and a bit perplexed. Starbucks is now copying the bygone independent java joints it helped shut down and then calling them inspired by Starbucks. Huh? Their first "stealth store", 15th Ave Coffee & Tea, is now open in (where else?) Seattle and apparently it is a design rip-off of the (independent) Smith pub next door. Squash and copy. . . criminy. My heart was done when years ago I learned that Morningstar Farms veggie sausage came from Kellogg's, but now I have to be on the lookout for the fine print at my neighborhood hangouts? Sigh. Ma Bell all over again...

Just a thought.

Articles at: Consumerist or PSFK for more information.

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