I was at Starbucks today, and I was ordering a small coffee and a bottle of their Ethos spring water. However, it turned out that they were out of bottled water. So the girl at the counter asked me if I just wanted a cup of ice water instead. I normally would turn that down, because tap water at restaurants sucks ass. But then the girl also said, "Our water is triple filtered and tastes really good." So I gave it a try.
Wow! It was the best water I’ve had since Beth discovered Fiji. Their filtered water was soft, but not excessively soft like Evian. And much better than the popular municipal-source filtered water brands – Aquafina and Dasani.
I know that buying the $2 bottles of Ethos helps children in third world countries get clean drinking water and all. And that’s great. I am glad to see that Starbucks is so dedicated to corporate social responsibility. But (call me a bad person now) I am never going to buy their water again. Starbucks’ free tap water tastes better.
Btw… Did you know that the Coca-Cola Company adds salt to Dasani
water? I don’t know about you, but when I’m thirsty I don’t want to