Food Critic: Starbuck

By: Taylor Drover

Introduction

Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world. With over 23,450 coffeeshops in the world, some people may wonder why Starbucks is so popular. Starbucks has something for everybody, from different types and flavors of coffees, to different foods like cookies and different sandwiches. Which is why Starbucks is one of the best coffee shops, not only with all of the drinks, but also with fantastic service, sanitation, food, and drinks.

Service

Great service is when the cashier or waiter, is polite, and makes sure that your order is correct, and that's how Starbucks baristas are! The drink that I had ordered, an iced grande half white chocolate, half regular mocha with raspberry, and, I also ordered a piece of banana nut bread. When I went up to the register, the guy asked me how my day was, and then asked what I would like. When I said my order, he made sure that the number of pumps of each flavor in the drink was correct and he asked if I wanted my bread warmed up. What surprised me, was that he didn't just write down my order incorrectly because it was quicker. That is just a little thing that can just show that the baristas want to make sure that you get the best service.

When I went to pick up my drink and food at the end of the counter, it was done within a reasonable amount of time, even though there was a long line, and the baristas were doing everything that they could to get the drinks correct and done in time.

Sanitation

Sanitation is one of the most important things in any place. If a store doesn't have good sanitation, it can lead to cross contamination, bacteria, and other things like that. Every Time I have gone to Starbucks, there has never been a mess that hasn't been cleaned up in more than 5 minutes. The bathroom is always really clean. The counter tops where you can add milk, cream or other stuff to your coffee, but the baristas are always making sure that the counter doesn't get too messy. The garbage has never been so full that it is spilling out everywhere.

Food and Drinks

There is pretty much something for everybody at Starbucks! They offer many different types of flavors, like caramel, raspberry, and even cinnamon dolce syrup. If you have an allergy like there are also different types of milk like soy and coconut. Starbucks doesn't only have coffee, it also has teas, smoothies, frappucinos, and even pressed juices. There is also something for everybody to eat, with a wide variety of foods. There is hot breakfast sandwiches, salads, bistro boxes, yogurt with fruit, bakery items, and different types of chips/popcorn.


Some people may argue that Starbucks is too expensive, but there is a rewards program where every time you order, you get a star. You need 12 stars to get any free drink. There are many different special offers where you can get extra bonus stars. In order to be able to do this, you have to become a Gold member. You need to get 30 stars within 12 months to become a member. Not only do you get free drinks, but you can get cheap refills on certain drinks like coffees and teas! (have to be in the same day, and at same store)

Rating

I would give Starbucks a 5 out of 5 stars because of the great service, up keep on sanitation, and the fantastic food and drinks.