THANK YOU! I also get fed up with being "informed" that coffee is supposed to be bitter, watery and harsh when really it's been over-extracted and burnt. Cafes the scold the milk is another of my pet peeves.I'm not bowled over by star bucks. To me, the coffee always tastes burnt. Don't pee on my leg and tell me that's the way coffee is supposed to taste. I know better.
My personal opinion of $tarbucks ... while there is worse out there it's consistent in it's mediocrity, so while you'll never get the worst coffee in the world, you'll never get the best there either.