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Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004, 01:23 pm

Y'know, of all the coffee chains that starbucks could buy up, it WOULD be bewleys.

I'm not certain if it's good or bad, on the one hand bewleys is shite, with shite coffee for shite prices. On the other hand, it's like a little chunk of irish heritage.
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Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re:

Nope, just heard it on the radio, I'd imagine there'll be a couple of stories about it before long.
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Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re:

I'm not sure, I would hope that they would leave bewleys the hell alone and just be happy with a profit without making too many changes but the pessimist in me says that SB has big plans, there have been rumours for ages about how they wanted a presence in ireland since we're huge consumers of coffee.

Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
sshi: Re:

Thre was an article in one of the newspapers about this, saying that they are opening in NI and are planning on rolling out 29 branches across the Republic over the next year, but no mention of Bewleys!

Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
socmot

But but but, Bewleys have - or had - nice coffee and tea! What're you on about Glen?!

I heard things about Starbucks yesterday. I've never been in one in my life, and never plan to be. It's a place with entirely too much yuppie tendancies for me...

Thu, Feb. 19th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re:

I've not liked their coffee in a long time, especially not in comparison to the taste and range of cafe sol's stuff. Granted it's a bit yuppieish in there too but I can live with that, especially since I'm not one of the losers who actually meets their friends in there for a coffee to talk about MONEY AND HOW I HAVE LOADS OF IT AND A COMPANY CAR AND HOW AMAZING I AM!!.