Starbucks Comes To Longview

Do you know the difference between a "tall fat free caffe americano" and a "double toffe nut latte"?

With the opening of a new Starbucks coffee shop next week Longview residents today got a lesson in gourmet coffee lingo.

Longview's new Starbucks is putting on it's final touches before the grand opening on Friday.

Down the road at the 'Blessed Bean', owner Thomas Baker says he's not worried about the new competition.

He says he believes his customers will remain loyal.

Starbuck's manager, John Tinner, says people in Longview are ready for the leading brand of specialty coffee.

"Especially people that lived in Dallas and Houston where they have a lot of Starbucks. They're so excited that we're getting one here and they can't wait for us to 'grand' open."

Longview's Starbucks opens Friday in the French Quarter shopping center of Loop 281.

Amy Tatum, reporting.