It is official. Starbucks has made it to Jordan. Here is the Jordan Times story. From what I read, Jordanians seem excited about the opening. They should be! Starbucks has great coffee.
However, Starbucks arrival was greeted with some controversy. According to the JT, the Higher Committee for Protecting the Nation and Anti-Normalisation — comprised of professional associations and political activists — issued a call to the government Monday to revoke Starbucks license because of vocal support of Israel by company chairman, Howard Schultz.
Starbucks management response:
“We are not here to comment on Howard Schultz as an individual, those are his personal circumstances. As a corporation we are a nonpolitical organisation and what is unanimous for both Starbucks and Howard Schultz is that any form of violence in the world is upsetting, particularly when there may be a personal connection to the region."
Controversy or not, they have good coffee.
i’m a marketing student in UAEU and i was searching for information about starbux, i’m happy to find this site because i need to get ideas about how pople perceive starbux in Jordan.. i found here different ideas ” thank God”, anyway, i i’d tried starbux’s coffe and i don’t think it is the best quality or the cheeper price for me i go to other coffe shops, maybe they make special and unique atmosphere that’s what makes pople like their shop.
specially in Jordan i think starbux would be expensive for most if the pople, i mean how many pople can pay 3 JD for a cup of coffe, i think starbux didn’t make a good market analysis… opening there was not wise decision.
Well, Starbucks is a great& awesome place to hang out& meet other friends… In the US, or UK, or any other place where paying 3 jds is normal.! yikes
I’ve been in the states& outside of jordan.! It’s a coffee shop for god’s sake. I’m sure any guy, or gal living in Jordan can, with determination, open a chain of cafes, just as good as Starbucks.
Don’t get me wrong, I go to Starbucks& other places where I pay 3 jds for a drink. The question is, though, is it convenient. I mean, can a student go everyday, or every other day to Starbucks in Jordan.!
Come on natasha, you’re telling me that an average jordanian indivdual can afford going to starbucks and read a book while sipping on his coffee.
Or are you telling me that starbucks is not an elitist store. A store where need to pay 3jds for a drip coffee is not an average store.
well i live in jordan and i know how starbucks is, from my point of view. it’s a typical elitist store were most of the jordanian snubs hang out. and that’s because it charges 3jds for a basic drip coffee.
i’m a student and i really would love to have a store where i can go and study for hours while sipping on my coffee and starbucks doesn’t serve that function. because i can’t afford paying 3jds whenever i go there and i do have lots of studying and readings to do .
Starbucks opens shop in Jordan
Overpriced coffee transcends politics
Starbucks has recently started operating in Jordan, marking its arrival with the opening of a three-story flagship store in the chi chi Abdoun neighbourhood of Aman. Of course, given that the company chairman Ho…
Well, now I have a reason to shlepp out to Aman, as there are no Starbucks in Israel. How soon do you figure it’ll be before they open a branch out in Petra? Anyhow, thanks for the heads up. I’m not much of a coffee guy but some of my friends who read Jewlicious sure as heck are.
Yeah, I can’t imagine for the life of me Tasha yelling. Its like saying Santa Claus is vampyre.