16 May 2013


I noticed it in Tblisil, but I didn't really see it; it is much more evident in Baku, especially given the other shops, the other brands, which are here....

Neither Tblisil or Baku have a Starbucks. Yes Baku has some of the other major Western (global) food brands (McDonald's (1), KFC (1, with another opening soon), etc), but neither place (neither country?) has a Starbucks. This is a good thing.

Here's hoping Turkmenistan (and Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) are the same.

Turns out Monmouth doesn't have a local supplier either, but that is less of a surprise.