Being in the coffee business, I need to travel and taste coffee from a variety of stores available in the city. My review on Monorail Espresso was quite interesting. I was super impressed with the staff and their skills. The taste of the coffee is mild and perfect. If I remember correctly, the last time I had it, it tasted the same. Plus when had with the scone, it is an amazing combination. I think you should give Starbucks a break and try this coffee for a change. Also, I tried out their super chunky chocolate chunk cookie which was beautifully made and densely rich.