Then his competitive streak kicked in. "I wonder if they will want to participate in a Victrola Barista Smackdown?"
The quote comes from Dan Ollis, owner of Victrola Coffee, a local micro roaster with two shops on Capitol Hil and one on Beacon Hill.
So, what is a Starbucks? Is this some kind of Hegelian dialectic by the corporate giant to synthesize itself into a faux indie coffee shop kind of thing? A wolf posing in fair trade organic shade grown recycled sheep's clothing?
Smackdown? No contest. Let the corporate masses have their steamed milk drinks with a taste of coffee. I will be hanging out at Victrola sipping my doppio espresso and espresso macchiato.