Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Evil Bean...

We sure drink a lot of coffee when we're in America; a lot more than we drink in Basel. Why? I'm not really sure. Maybe it's the jet lag. Or... maybe it's the fact that it's so damn cheap.

Example:

We usually get lungo and grande Americanos at Starbucks. In Basel, it costs the equivalent of about $12 or $13. In Chicago, it cost something like $5.50. Plus, in Chicago, I order them, and I have them in my hand in about 30 seconds. In Basel? It usually takes at least five minutes.

What's up with that?

4 comments:

...ESP... said...

TBF & MRS. TBF - WELCOME BACK!!! DOES MRS. TBF HAVE STRAIGHT HAIR IN THIS PIC? LOVE WHATEVER SHE DID WITH HER HAIR, SHE LOOKS FABULOUS!!! YOU TOO TBF.

Leesa said...

OMG!!! How DO they do it in the U.S.??? I mean, it's all so CHEAP compared to Suisse and France! Is that $12-13 US for one or two drinks? If it's for only one drink is Basel than HOLY COW!!! It's even cheaper in France at 4 euros 50 for a grande latte!!! OUCH say the pocketbook....

Take care and have a nice time.... Leesa

The Big Finn said...

Leesa - That's for both coffees.

Leesa said...

Oki... then it's not AS bad as I thought... It's about the same in France.... Welcome Home to you and Mrs. TBF!