Travel vlogger expresses disappointment with customers using Starbucks in the Philippines as a workspace
DALE PHILIP – The travel vlogger who’s based in the United Kingdom was not pleased with customers using Starbucks in the Philippines as workspace.
In his vlog, he was taken aback to see that Starbucks, one of the most popular coffee shops in the country, was crowded with people who were using it as their workspace. According to him, some customers would buy just one coffee and stay for hours, taking advantage of the free wifi and electricity provided by the establishment.
Philip remarked, “Look at all these guys with their laptops just sitting, using it as their personal office. I would hate that.” He added, “I would hate to have a business where people just come and use it as their personal office, use your WiFi and electricity, and buy like one coffee.”
Dale questioned the preference of some people to work at coffee shops when they could do it in the comfort of their homes. He suggested, “Just sit in your house, just sit in your condo, just sit in your hotel room and do your work…I don’t understand this whole concept.”
As of now, Starbucks Philippines has not yet responded to Dale’s observations.
Starbucks is a multinational chain of coffeehouses and one of the largest coffeehouse companies in the world. It was founded in Seattle, Washington, USA, in 1971. Starbucks is known for its specialty coffee drinks, including espresso-based beverages, brewed coffee, and various flavored drinks. The company also offers a range of teas, pastries, sandwiches, and snacks.
Starbucks has gained global recognition and has expanded its presence to numerous countries, making it a prominent symbol of the coffeehouse culture. The company is known for creating a unique atmosphere in its stores, often providing a comfortable space for customers to relax, work, or socialize. Many Starbucks locations offer free Wi-Fi to customers.