This morning's column is on Starbucks, an excerpt of which was posted earlier.
You can read the full column here: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20080409_Karen_Heller__Trying_to_put_the_star_back_in_Starbucks.html
The caffeine behemoth introduced Pike Place Roast Tuesday and, beginning today, offers a free 12-ounce cup every Wednesday through May 28 to people wise enough to take Inquirer home delivery and received the free card Tuesday.
Post a comment below and let us know what you think. Restaurant critic Craig LaBan and I, both Starbucks drinkers by default, think it's a big improvement, actually tasting like coffee
Better yet, share your favorite independent coffee house and tell us what makes it special.