Friday, February 04, 2005

The Coffee Bean Review

Me, my wife and nibaq went to The Coffee Bean cafe in Salmiya next to Subway. It was my first time there and I didn't like it at all. I placed an order for 1 chocolate chip muffin, 2 cafe lattes and 1 hot chocolate. I paid for that and then I decided to get a chocolate chip cookie, so I told the chick and she thought I said chocolate chip MUFFIN. Not a big deal, she canceled the order and then put chocolate chip cookie. So I go to the other end of the counter to get the stuff and then a guy came up, I think the manager, he wanted me to write my name and phone number on the back of the cancelled chocolate chip muffin receipt. I asked him why and he was like its for the office, its because I ordered the muffin and then changed my mind. I was like what the fuck, what do you mean give you my name and number. I told him that I didn't change my mind, its just that the chick thought I said muffin when I said cookie. He was like its ok sir can you still write your name and number this is for the office. I was like no fucking way I am gonna give you my number. Its not that I am worried about them calling or anything but whatever happened to my privacy. Its bad enough the cashier lady wanted my name so they could call it out loud when my drinks are ready, but now they want me to fucking give them my number? What a bunch of assholes. Couldn't they give numbers out on the receipts like they do at Starbucks?? Don't I have a right to keep my name private? If this incident wasn't bad enough the food and drinks were awful. My hot chocolate was terrible, I make better ones at home. The cookie was also the second worst tasting cookie I have ever had (Costa holds the first place in the worst cookie department). My wife also didn't like her cafe latte and only nibaq seemed happy but his vote doesn't count because he is connected to the place. I can't wait for Tim Hortons to open up next door. In conclusion, out of a max score of 5, I have to give The Coffee Beans a 2. The place is cozy, but the food and service sucks.


Blogger Aquamarine said...

Hello there.. nice blog!

I like the idea of taking a picture a day for a year. I should try that. And about the Coffe Bean cafe.. haven't been there before. It seems like there are a lot of cafes and resturants opening up in q8.. hmm.

Oh and mabrook for getting married! Late, but what the hell.. ;)

5:17 AM, February 05, 2005  
Blogger Zaydoun said...

Yet another franchise from a place most people haven't been to, with a name most people can't pronounce.... What's wrong with starting a local coffee chain? How hard can it be to build a local brand? How hard can it be to make a fucking cappuccino or latte?!

Let me know when Tim Horton's opens so I can activate the countdown stopwatch till it closes. That location is jinxed anyway!

4:48 PM, February 05, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

You know I think Tim Hortons might actually work. The only competition I can think of is Dunkin Donuts and they haven't opened yet. Most coffee places are too expensive and Tim Hortens should be half the price of the surrounding coffee places. We will have to wait and see.

4:58 PM, February 05, 2005  
Blogger yellow brick road said...

when you mentioned Tim Hortons I was like: HUH?!! what's so special about Tim Hortons?! (nothing if u ask me), but then you mentioned the prices and I do agree with you, here in Kuwait they are comparatively high.

I do like your idea for this blog though, keep it up!

12:30 AM, February 06, 2005  
Blogger Bnt-Q8 said...

yes i like the idea of posting a picture of kuwait everyday and make FUN of it..!!

i just wondering..if there are poeple are sick of living in kuwait,what forcing them continue living in it !!


10:50 AM, February 06, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

Bnt-Q8, who is making fun out of Kuwait? I love Kuwait and this is why I decided to do this. My first moblog "Moblogging from Kuwait" was to show people how beautiful Kuwait was, with Miskan I am trying to show how life is in Kuwait. I am trying my best to change the international view of how people live in Kuwait. I try to show them that we have a lot of things similar.

Now I don't know who you are but I can see you have a lot of hate for this Blog. I would like to remind you that I have not taken over the web and that you can still access other sites. So, if you have a problem with, you can always find another site you might like. Looking for other Kuwait blogs maybe? Try

Thank you

11:05 AM, February 06, 2005  
Blogger :: muslim artist :: said...


Coming from someone who is a Coffee Bean afficionado: they always ask for your name when taking your order, so they can call you out to come pick it up.

Both Coffee Bean and StarCraps do this in the US.

1:13 AM, February 11, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

muslim artist exactly, they ask for your name. Its none of their business. Let them give me a number like starbucks do.

9:17 AM, March 03, 2005  
Blogger amal said...

Hi, I'm also Lebanese but am currently living in Qatar. I have the graveyard shift at work, which means almost no work. I spend the time finding interesting blogs, and tonight I found yours! Did you know Tim Horton's is a Canadian franchise? I was born and raised there. Is Kuwait the only place in the Gulf with a Tim Horton's?

4:55 AM, April 04, 2005  

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