There aren’t many people who don’t know about Starbucks by now and you may also know that Starbucks is based on CEO – Howard Schultz’s vision of bringing a little bit of Italy back to the US.
This is a clip from Starbuck’s website:
“… in 1983, Howard traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States.”
Although it has an Italian name, do you want to know what’s not Italian? The new “Trenta” – 31 oz coffee size that Starbucks launched this past year. Even though I realize that American fast food and everything that comes with it has invaded Italy along with most of the world (as my father says: “tutto il mondo e’ paese”) large portions are not very Italian. I’ve always disliked the fact that the food industry here in the US is obsessed with BIG portions. Super-size, more, bigger, huge, double! … which is exactly what happens to most people’s waste after a while in addition to increased health risks. Most of the time, more isn’t better… it’s just more. I’ll take a little less of better please.
PS – I would like to thank everyone for their comments and condolences regarding the recent passing of my nonna. It’s been a busy and hectic few months with our launch of Tre Olive, the holidays and my nonna’s passing but I’m hoping to get back on the posting track soon.