Starbucks, the Seatlle-based company that proved Americans will drink acidic swill if you call it gourmet coffee, is closing 600 stores nationwide.

While I hate to see 12,000 people lose their jobs in these bad economic times, I’ve never understand how anyone could pay $3.50 for a cup of what Starbucks tries to pass off as coffee.  All of their so-called "blends" were more acid than coffee.  A large coffee at Frank and Sally Walker’s Cafe del Sol in Floyd costs less than half what Starbucks charges and it is, at least, a good cuppa joe.  So, for that matter, is the 60 cents a cup large coffee to go at West End Market.