Starbucks finally hit Buenos Aires in mid 2008, and was a bust.They kept the high N.A. pricing.Wanting such steep prices for gourmet coffee from Latin America. Literally a 1/3 the price everywhere else. In SD I would imagine they would do the traditionall norm, and raise the prices higher than USA in true IKEA style...It better be located near Blue Mall or Acropolis. "Jevito central"
Originally Posted by suarezn
Starbucks god no no no, We have McDonald's, although less than half of what used to be here, We have Burger King, and less a few. We have Pizza Hut. We had Church's Fried Chicken, We had Subway, Wendy's is back but only know of 1 here in SD. TGI Friday, Outback. KFC.
Now your talking about a place that can't make a decent cup of normal coffee. Got to have something in it, or they cant sell it. I hate the stuff. I would rather buy from the guy with the Thermos!
Another great coffee in the DR is called West Indies Coffee. The owner, Jose Ureña, is a great guy and collects his coffee from coffee producing co-ops throughout the country. He currently has a small storefront on Calle Mercedes in the Zona Colonial.
He is an absolute coffee connoisseur and ever since he broke down why Cafe Santo Domingo is an overproduced low quality coffee, I stopped buying.
His coffee is worth a try and you can order online: West Indies Coffee | Gourmet Dominican Coffee
Near what cross street? Mercedes is the street with the flower ladies on the corner near parque independencia?
Originally Posted by tjmurray
"Located on Calle Las Mercedes between Arzobispo Meriño and Isabel La Católica, the small cafe’s inviting atmosphere offers a relaxing break from the hussle of the Zona’s busy streets."
Originally Posted by bigbird
Gourmet Dominican Coffee at West Indies | dr1guide
They have so much market domination that for many people real coffee = Starbucks. Whilst in the Domnican Republic people know otherwise i.e Startbucks is a coffee flavoured milk drink.
Originally Posted by cougar
The same applies to supermarkets - people are led to believe they are cheap whereas in reality local food markets are consierably cheaper for fruit and veg. - they can dictate the price of goods as Starbucks can dictate what constitues a cup of coffee.
That location is a short block from the Plaza España.
Originally Posted by Tamborista
Quadrant I-6 on the map
Starbucks regular coffee is actually not that expensive and I think they sell it just to say they are a coffee house, because nowadays they make most of their money with the different flavored coffees they sell (frapuccinos, mocha something other, etc...) which I admit is lacking in The DR. Dominicans have a sweet tooth so to that extent I think these types of concoctions would go very well with the public down there.