Beer and Wine: Now available at Starbucks
by Kiss on April 17, 2014 - 5:53pm
Ask any average student what is essential for his or hers survival during exam season and its most likely the first answer will be coffee. A great number of students, myself including, go to Starbucks in the evening to get a soothing atmosphere and fuel to prevent us from falling asleep in our notes. However this study heaven might soon disappear with the introduction of beer and wine to be served in the evening at an increasing number of Starbucks across North America.
This change started small in Seattle cafes in 2010 but is now expecting an increase of the number of beer and wine serving restaurants. Interesting for some it’s still an inconvenience for students who will probably be annoyed by the bar-like atmosphere that will surely appear at this coffee chain. Although I admit this will most likely boost sale in the evening by bringing in new types of customers Starbucks the arrival of a loud and party like atmosphere will not be suitable for study. Aside the loss of sales in the afternoon Starbucks might not realize that it will lose a faithful chunk of student clientele who might find another chain more appealing to our student needs.
Consumption of alcohol at a coffee shop is like to have negative consequences on the young since a coffee shop is open to all and not all will actually very the age of the customer. Alcohol is similar to sex since both sell very well and its presence in our society is nothing to be surprised of. What is dangerous is the facilitation of acess to alcholl though the means of banalisation. If the selling of alchol continues in coffee shop than what differenc in consequence will a child see in two drinks sold at the same place? They will have easier access to alcohol and might not comprehend the consequences of its consumption untill too late. Having bars and liquor stores which are adults only sets a clear line that this is a drink for adults not one comparable to a Frapuchino in Starbucks. Hopefully that will not happen but I can't seem to shake the feeling that the new winning formula of starbuck will create problems that society shouldn't have to deal with because a company desired to make more money.