Coffee Wars: Peet’s vs. Starbucks

Peet’s

4.4/5

Pro

  • Stronger drinks
  • Wide selection and display of tea
  • Jasmine and hibiscus coolers
  • Seven layer bars/strawberry scones
  • Possibility of receiving a free drink (if you date the employees)
  • Homey décor including comfortable cushy chairs
  • Potential study location
  • Prime people watching benches
  • The bathroom is always unlocked!
  • Cool cup designs
  • Feels more organic and natural
  • Stronger relationships can be developed with the cashier
  • Discover latest trends (gaged ears, crazy tats, lip rings)
  • Better indoor seating

Con

  • Hipster, elitist ‘tudes
  • Sometimes creepy cashiers
  • Large crowds
  • You ALWAYS see someone you know (may be a pro for some)
  • Tea that burns your mouth
  • Baked goods go quickly
  • You may leave with a feeling of inferiority…

Starbucks

3.7/5

Pro

  • Sweet drinks
  • Yummy foo-foo drinks (caramel apple cider, caramel frappucino)
  • Seasonal drinks (pumpkin latte, peppermint mocha)
  • Sweet merchandise
  • Comfortable atmosphere, no judgment
  • Sandwiches and salads available
  • Good CDs for last-minute presents
  • “Words of Wisdom” on cups that may or may not change your life
  • You can find one on every corner
  • Better outdoor seating
  • It’s the same every time
  • You can name your child Starbuck (a child named Peet would probably be made fun of)


Con

  • Often-mean cashiers
  • May result in stomach problems
  • In-and-out coffee rush
  • Unsatisfying feeling with departure
  • Prime cop hang-out
  • Locked bathroom
  • I didn’t order ice
  • Baristas have trouble spelling names
  • Employee of the Month creates a rivalry among staff