Bryant Simon


On his book Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks

Cover Interview of January 17, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Corporate powers, posing as public service providers, have taken advantage of the privatization of life.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“In many ways, bathrooms are an essential part of Starbucks’s value proposition, especially for urban customers.”

On the second:

“I want my book to trigger meaningful conversations—conversations about Starbucks, about buying, and about how to restore and invigorate civic life in this country at this moment when we perhaps need it the most.”