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By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted November 13, 2009 at 15:01:23

I did a project last year about the culture of Starbucks and learned a lot - incidentally, that Slate article mentioned on RTH previously came in useful there.

I like many other coffee shops for other reasons (better quality products, and it's nice to find the independents) but I don't mind Starbucks. And often Starbucks gets my business for one reason - consistency.

I know if I need to work, especially with a laptop, it's the one place I can go in any city and find a soft chair and an electrical outlet. There's a few other places locally (e.g. My Dog Joe) that are good for that too, but at Starbucks I can always expect the same thing no matter when/where I go - and they'll be open. Sometimes that's worth it.

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