"Starbucks now has 16,226 locations, up from just 1,886 over the last 10 years."
I'll be honest..I've been to the Johnson City one twice this year. I like buying the fancy coffee and use in a french press. I only buy whole bean and grind only what is needed at the time.
I have been to Carribou as well..it was ok. They sell their coffee in whole bean form..and I have bought some of it as well to use in the french press.
I roast my own, too. I'm truly not very dependent on Starbuck's at all.