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Starbucked by Taylor Clark
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Nov 16, 08

Recommended for: Coffee drinkers
Read in November, 2008

This is a fascinating read! Clark gives a very even handed account of the coffee giant. He clearly was not one who was either simply out to tell readers how amazing Starbucks is, nor how evil they are. It was quite amazing to see just how far Starbucks has fallen from the original vision and it will be interesting to see if it can recapture its glory (and make better tasting coffee, one of the major complaints against Starbucks). Clark does an excellent job of dealing with the major complaints against Starbucks and shows both sides of the issues with regards to labor unions, fair trade coffee, and globalization. This book has a good balance of humor thrown in as well. Very quick read. I couldn't put it down, in fact I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. I will definitely be adding this to my Big Business unit in US History.

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