Downsized executive writes love letter to coffee giant

HOW STARBUCKS SAVED MY LIFE. By Michael Gill, HarperCollins, €19.

18th August, 2007

HOW STARBUCKS SAVED MY LIFE. By Michael Gill, HarperCollins, €19.

T here’s a memorable scene in an old episode of The Sopranos, featuring two of Tony Soprano’s henchmen trying to shake down a new Starbucks outlet that has opened along their neighbourhood collection route in New Jersey.

When they offer the Starbucks manager and his coffee shop ‘‘protection’’ from the more dangerous elements in society - them - the manager explains...

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