Coffee in the Armpit of Cali is pretty similar to the coffee scene in Hawaii. Starbucks is just about everywhere, but their prices are way cheaper. For comparison purposes, I got a iced grande, non-fat caramel macchiato which came out to $3.45 in CA. In HI, the same drink costs $4.11. About a $0.60 price difference!! The cheaper grande mocha drink in Hawaii costs $3.75. Wonder what causes such a price difference?
Even though the drink looked great, it tasted terrible. Where’s the quality control?! I think the sequence of coffee, milk, and flavoring really does make a difference. Usually, the milk goes in last. With this drink, the milk had to have gone in first. Is this a social statement about Cali? Looks are more important than substance?
Having a hard time finding the canned Starbucks Iced Coffee in any of the local markets. I’m only finding the Double Shots. Maybe Hawaii was one of the early test markets?