Today, unfortunately my review is for a corporate monster, a big business if you will. Starbucks. Specifically, the Starbucks inside Moline’s Hyvee on the Avenue. Why do I say “unfortunately”?
Well because this is more about the barista than it is about the coffee. I love coffee, I love local coffee, I love Colombian coffee, I love Ethiopian Coffee, hell I even love elephant poop coffee. Trust me its insane, I’ve had it once. But what I love more than coffee is the folks that serve the coffee.
That is what brings me back. That is what brings me in for the next high priced, high octane, over simplified bean juice. No I don’t frequent Starbucks. QC Fuel, Awake Coffee Company, and Iron and Grain, East Moline Coffee Company. These are my usual routine stops when I do stop anymore. The one thing they have in common is the brightest smiles, that happiest souls, and the best customer service.
Doc Kaalberg Takes A Big Drink Of Moline Starbucks And Finds Everything's Zen
Starbucks inside Moline’s Hyvee on the Avenue holds one of the best. His name is Zen. Zen is one of those bright souls that makes you feel like the world is going to be okay. I talk to Zen occasionally and while I dont always buy coffee from him, I know that he is a purely awesome human. I kinda want to be like him when I grow up. While I wont say too much more, I want people to know that some times a business or a product is more about the person behind it. Where ever Zen is serving coffee at in the near future, or maybe he will be serving beers, or something else thats where I want to go.
ohh yeah the review part. Starbucks Nitro coffee taste like coffee and lighter fluid. Its gross. However my service was great as per usual and if I go back, ill be sure to order something else.
Doc
Doc Kaalberg Takes A Big Drink Of Moline Starbucks And Finds Everything's Zen
Doc Kaalberg is a local QC Native of 35 years. He has traveled the world, and found himself at home here. He served with the famed 1st Infantry Division as a Combat Medic and after being wounded in combat retired to Moline, Illinois. Doc spends his spare time blogging and writing food reviews for the local QC food scene.
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Doc Kaalberg Takes A Big Drink Of Moline Starbucks And Finds Everything's Zen

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