I’m a coffee addict! I’ve also had a wretched time for a week with BOTH of my internet services doing a “Now you see me! Now you don’t!” game, making getting anything accomplished doubly difficult! (Also explains my blog absence too!)
So, I thought, why not check out the new Starbucks that opened down the street?
In Asia, typically there are three things you can count on from Starbucks (or its equivalents):
- Reasonably reliable Wi-Fi
- Blissful cool from powerful air-conditioning
- Drinkable coffee
All desirable things… right? So out I strolled in the sunny 36’c warmth (that 96’F for my American friends).
What did I find?
Well… the internet wasn’t exactly helpful as every site gave a warning about being unsecure and masquerading as something different. I kid you not!
- The a/c was broken (or so we were told) and all the hardy (foolish!) fellow foreigners were sweaty puddles of discomfort. It was at least an extra 5 (or more) degrees inside than out!
- The coffee… well.. nearly one out of three isn’t bad!? Is it??
So I came home, wrestled with my internet, enjoyed the cool of the overhead fans and made myself a lovely cup of coffee with some fabulous single origin Toraja coffee I brought back from Indonesia. Much more civilized!
Ratings: Home 3/3. Starbucks 0.5 / 3.