Saturday, December 26, 2009
MOTHER KNOWS BEST ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
It was Mother's Day today at 7th and Montana as Barista Amanda made the scene with her mother, Susan. Susan beamed with pride -- and let us in on a little secret -- as Amanda went about her business. "Coffee's in her blood," confided Susan, "Amanda's grandfather was a Buyer and Roaster for Polly's Gourmet Coffee in Belmont Shore." Research suggests that Polly's is to Starbucks what Filet Mignon is to McDonald's. According to one recent report, the owner of Polly's keeps a side-by-side display of Starbucks coffee beans next to his own to show everyone just how much more "plump and shiny" the Polly's beans are. Maybe that's why Starbucks has been going all out to attract more business. No sooner did Amanda's mother take her leave, than Barista Anthony posted a sign on the front door offering one and all a free coffee as part of a new Starbucks Rewards program. Take that, Polly's ...!