[Above: Not a slave to caffeine or Cylons]

Don’t forget, readers: This afternoon is the three-hour national nightmare of a near-total Starbucks blackout. Get your afternoon/afte-work lattes before 5:30 p.m., folks or you’ll be forced to go to one of the other hundreds of cafes in San Francisco until 8:30 p.m., when SB re-opens. Just in case you need a list of alternatives, Menupages has you covered.

The closure, you’ll recall, is to allow for a massive retraining that “will provide a renewed focus on espresso standards that will help ensure the exceptional quality of every beverage,” according to the company website. Good Hunting.

Starbucks Demonstrates Unprecedented Level of Commitment to Partner (Employee) Coffee Education and Training [Company Website]
San Francisco Cofeeshops [Menupages]