"To protect and serve coffee" ... that must be the motto of the Vancouver Police, at least where Starbucks is concerned. A squad car filled with police officers made the scene yesterday at the Starbucks near my hotel, and they didn't waste any time ordering-up a round of cappuccinos. There was a 1:1 ratio of police officers to locals. "Wow," I said, "I guess we're all pretty safe in here!" The officers were wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying firearms. "You bet," said a local who was sitting at the next table, "Someone has to keep Starbucks safe." "What a riot!," I replied, a little too loudly. The officers looked in my direction. I guess Vancouver's finest isn't laughing these days when they hear the word 'riot' ...!