Tag Archive 'howard_schultz'

Back to the Grind: George Howell Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 05 Dec 2012 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Starbucks

Despite the article’s cringe-laden writing, it was nice to see coffee legend George Howell getting a write-up in this month’s Boston Magazine: Back to the Grind: George Howell CoffeeBoston Articles. If you don’t know who George Howell is, you may as well be drinking Maxwell House out of a dirty gym sock. His coffee legacy […]

The Onion: Starbucks Is 40

Posted by TheShot on 30 Mar 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Starbucks

It’s been a while since we posted something specifically about Starbucks. Yes, they still exist. Their CEO, Howard Schultz, is currently promoting a book, published yesterday, called Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. If you mentally have to go back to the Clinton administration to remember when Starbucks last had […]

Starbucks: Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons

Posted by TheShot on 16 Oct 2008 | Filed under: Barista, Quality Issues, Starbucks

One way to learn how important coffee is to some people is to sit in a jury room under bailiff lock & key without coffee for 7 1/2 hours. This pretty much describes my current existence at the aforementioned SF Glamour Slammer. I’m tempted to sneak in my own personal French press — if not […]

Starbucks warns of damage to brand

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Starbucks

You can always count on the founder of a company to retain the passion of its original business concept — long after the recruited executive wonks have arrived, armed with hockey-stick charts and completely dissociated from the inconsequential “widgets” they’re peddling for maximum revenue and EBITDA growth. Starbucks founder and corporate chairman, Howard Schultz, is […]

Coffee’s Gold Rush: Starbucks to double store numbers, says chairman

Posted by TheShot on 21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

If you already thought two Starbucks on every corner was overkill, and if you thought their breakneck expansion diluted their quality like a packet of Kool-Aid dumped in a county reservoir, you ain’t seen nothing yet. At least according to Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, who recently said, “[T]he saturation opportunity in the US is not […]

Howard Schultz: The Star Of Starbucks

Posted by TheShot on 23 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Starbucks

Today CBS News published a 60 Minutes interview with Starbucks Coffee CEO, Howard Schultz: Howard Schultz: The Star Of Starbucks – CBS News. It’s the prototypical 60 Minutes interview: balanced, a modest attempt at controversy, and ten years too late to spot a trend. You get the feeling that the 60 Minutes writers just discovered […]