As we’ve mentioned previously, Starbucks has purchased the company that makes the $11,000 Clover coffee maker. Now that acquisition isn’t sitting well with some of the Clover’s current customers.
One indie coffee shop says that it will discontinue use of both their Clover machines on Friday:
The Portland independent bought one of the first Clovers in 2006, later bought a second and also began selling them to smaller shops.
All that ends this week.
“We’ve never purchased parts or service from Starbucks in the past, and we’re not going to start now,” said Matt Lounsbury, Stumptown’s director of operations, who said the company’s two stores with Clovers would stop using them by Friday.
Take that, Starbucks!