Starbucks are a success because , I think, coffee in the USA is very average (yes there are wonderful exceptions) and it offers a consistency so you know what you are getting but I don’t really like it.
They use to be always full... of foreign tourists that can’t live without their frapuccinos and/or cinnamon-ice-cream-a-sort-of-milk-shake-oh-my-God!-is-it-coffee? 8)))
I’ve tasted some of their products and well... it’s fun once or twice by year, like McDonalds and/or Burger King ;) but very far from being something coffe related IMNSHO.
Regards (sipping my 2nd coffee in a sunny Sunday morning)
Sipping in Spain or elsewhere ?
A place near Segovia between Christmas and new year and it was perfect....cool but with blue skies and sun
Sun? Oh yes, I can just about remember that...