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To think too many people have Costa or Starbucks as an accessory

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EvalionAngel Sun 18-Sep-16 14:36:56

A rather stylish women I work with seems to have a costa cup superglued. I never see her drink from it although coffee is present inside. I just don't get why some people always seem to have a coffee cup is it a snobbery thing?

DerekSprechenZeDick Sun 18-Sep-16 14:39:09

Do you watch her all the time to know she isn't drinking it?

It might not even be coffee.

My mums addicted to those strawberry and cream drinks that's Starbucks do.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 18-Sep-16 14:41:19

Why does it bother you? So they like Starbucks etc.

How do you know what is in it?

Shinyshoes2 Sun 18-Sep-16 14:41:46

I can think of better accessorise I can carry rather than a coffee cup
I have quite a bit of starbucks / Costa
I like the lemon iced tea from Costa and skinny latte extra shot from starbucks ...

ftw Sun 18-Sep-16 14:42:08

It's vodka. You caught her. Well done.

MephistoMarley Sun 18-Sep-16 14:43:18

I expect they just like coffee
And even if they were for some reason carrying a coffee they didn't plan to drink - so what?

BruceBogtrotter101 Sun 18-Sep-16 14:48:25

confused coffee as an accessory? Maybe she just likes coffee

Eolian Sun 18-Sep-16 14:48:35

A Costa cup is hardly a stylish or snobby accessory. It's just a cup. Unless it's a diamond-studded one or something. Some people drink a lot of coffee.

schbittery Sun 18-Sep-16 14:52:08

I have a large skinny hot chocolate from Costa mist days when I'm at work and tend to carry it around as it takes awhile to cool down and drink. I just like hit chocolate and frankly I deserve it when im away from the school run/children/incessant activities. In no way is it an accessory, i see no status attached to Costa.

Queenbean Sun 18-Sep-16 14:56:41

I think most people who have take away coffee have to carry the cup around for 7 hours because that's how long it takes for the coffee to cool down enough to drink it

They seem to heat it up to the temperature of the sun. And then fill it right to the brim so if you even take one step it scalds your fingers.

TheNaze73 Sun 18-Sep-16 14:58:20

YABU. I would hardly call a Costa cup snobbery

VladmirsPoutine Sun 18-Sep-16 15:01:11

I'd imagine this sort of thing went out of fashion with the ending of the series Friends.

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 18-Sep-16 15:03:07

I find this thread title and op very amusing for some reason grin!

Who knew you could be accused of snobbery for drinking coffee!


Boolovessulley Sun 18-Sep-16 15:04:00

Leave Costa alone!

LunaLoveg00d Sun 18-Sep-16 15:05:20

After watching Hugh's War on Waste I don't think holding a non-recyclable coffee cup is anything to be proud of, to be honest.

I have a reusable Krispy Kreme one which I won in a Christmas promo last year.

leccybill Sun 18-Sep-16 15:07:33

I sort of get what you mean, op.
We have a Costa in the sixth form common room where I work. The sixth formers all walk around with the takeaway cups carried just so- they def see them as an accessory.

Same with the younger students and those cooler type cups from Costa. Lots of instagram shots of them slurping from them.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 18-Sep-16 15:08:12

Misery guts.

MorrisZapp Sun 18-Sep-16 15:09:01

Surveys show that many people see takeaway coffee as inspirational. You only have to peruse the sidebar of shame to see that no self respecting celeb would go shopping or walk out of a gym without a branded coffee cup in their hand.

It's not about bragging that you have the requisite three quid, it's about identifying with a lifestyle.

Maybe she just loves a flat white, or maybe part of her choice in spending cash on a takeaway coffee when her workplace presumably provides them for free is to do with tribal belonging.

Nokidslovesitethough Sun 18-Sep-16 15:10:51

This is hilarious! I'm imagining super models walking down the cat walk with Costa cups!

What if she was drinking coffee from Greggs?!!

Thanks for the laugh OP

MalodyandJim Sun 18-Sep-16 15:11:46

Aspirational coffee. Who knew.

I always have a costa cup. I'm addicted to coffee. That's all.

eyebrowsonfleek Sun 18-Sep-16 15:12:23

Are you mad that people are drinking at Costa or the fact that the cups are non-recycleable? If it's the latter then isn't it the same at Starbucks etc?

France has just passed a ban on plastic cutlery and crockery. Despite Brexit, perhaps the UK will also adopt this?

MorrisZapp Sun 18-Sep-16 15:13:51

Have none of you seen a celeb magazine then, or follow instagram? Surely you know that takeaway coffee is seen as cool/desirable amongst many young people, even if you don't see coffee that way yourself?

userblahblah Sun 18-Sep-16 15:14:06

I love a Costa but I don't see it as remotely aspirational hmm

usual Sun 18-Sep-16 15:16:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MorrisZapp Sun 18-Sep-16 15:17:28

Btw primark do brilliant double layer mugs big enough for long teas or coffees. Starbucks give a discount on every drink they serve in your own mug.

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