Coffee slump cripples Sth American economies

Ok maybe not, but the implied causaulity of these headlines – juxtaposed at Drudge this afternoon – had me wondering…

Starbucks is owned by Latino immigrants?

Ok I get it – Americans buy coffee beans for pennies. Sell for dollars. Pay Latino immigrant workers pennies (keep dollars to pay for big house in Malibu). Workers live/cram in tiny shack, no heat, nutritious food or healthcare, yet still send a few pennies home each week. Holy shit! I’ve turned into Michael Moore!

The truely scary thing is that if you ask any American whose leg you have to hump to find a decent coffee in this town (any American city), they’ll recommend Starbucks. And mean it! Brian Brown was right – in the States, beer really is for breakfast.

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1 Response to “Coffee slump cripples Sth American economies”


  1. 1 Simonne May 2, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    and THAT is why we don’t go to America.

    (Well, that and being a travel-wuss)


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