Starbucks in Woes, Coffee Fans Delighted

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StarbucksOne coffee drinker’s bad news is another coffee drinker’s good news, it seems.

The latest financial woes at Starbucks Corp., which is planning to close 600 underperforming U.S. stores and cutting up to 12,000 full and part-time positions, is evoking glee and little sympathy from aficionados who say they resent the coffee shop giant and favor small independent cafes.

“I’m so happy. I’m so not a Starbucks person,” said Melinda Vigliotti, sipping iced coffee at the Irving Farm Coffee House in New York. “I believe in supporting small businesses. Starbucks, bye-bye.”

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