I am a huge coffee fan! Starbucks is not my first choice for regular coffee, but it is for coffee drinks. So what is the difference? I love a great cup of hot black coffee... but when I'm at Starbucks, I get a frappe or a white chocolate mocha (coffee vs. coffee drink).
They also have a great atmosphere, deserts, and cute little gifts. Good place for the girls to meet or chill after a hard day of shopping or running the kids around.
Their travel mugs (the ones that twist on the top and have the flip up top - come in a million patterns) are the best ever. I have had one for over 4 years and it still works great. Once you get a good seal (can't overfill it), you can throw it in your car and drive to work all the while the travel mug can get flipped upside-down and you won't get a drop on your car... love that!