Starbucks has made the decision to close down the Torrefazione chain. They bought out the company a few years ago, and now it’s all over and done with. The stores will cease to exist, all 17 of them, and the brand itself will be refocused to a grocery and food-service deal.

It’s sad to see it die. I know of some people very sad to see it go as well. It’s always sad to see the hard work of many talented people be shut down. Coffeehouses just have so much more flair than Starbucks ever will. Sigh.

From Bloggle: The Coffee Odyssey