Vilified and lionized with seemingly equal regularity, Starbucks is the caffeinated megachain we hate to love and love to hate. But are the reasons any good on either side? Inspired by a recent post in defense of the chain from chef and cookbook author David Lebovitz, we take a look at five reasons to love (and, tomorrow, five reasons to hate) the world's most ubiquitous mocha merchants.

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