In a rare stumble, Starbucks Corp. said unexpectedly heavy demand for new juice and banana Frappuccinos during the morning rush hurt its sales growth in July.I can agree with that. The reason I don't go to Starbucks is the wait. I love the coffee, but with the time it takes to park and order and get my coffee and leave and then the cost othe coffee, I'm far better off investing in an espresso machine at home.
"We are losing some espresso business due to longer-than-normal wait times" at stores, Chief Executive James Donald said. Frappuccinos are more complicated to prepare than some of Starbucks's other beverages.
It doesn't seem to have hurt them.