Starbucks. Hands down, discussion over.
Whaaat? Starbucks?!?! No way. The winner is Dunk-n-Donuts hands down. Starbucks LITERALLY brews their coffee to be less desirable in hopes that you will buy some $6 frou frou drink. Their business model is designed to herd the customer away from a simple cup of coffee which is why the coffee is intentionally brewed with it’s burnt taste.
For home brew, I really like the reasonably priced Seattle’s Best. Truly the best I have found–my brother introduced me to it, good stuff! If I want a cuppa Joe when I out and about (I like my coffee, like I like my men–straight and strong), I prefer McDonald’s. Sounds daft, I know, but they brew up a fine cup–never bitter and not TOO strong. I wouldn’t thank you for a cup of Dunkin’, unless it’s something sweet or iced (and sweet)–their straight coffee is just too bitter for me. As for Starbucks, well, I don’t even know what to order when I go there–which if RARE! Their straight coffee is just plain awful, and the fancy stuff has such a fancy price that I can’t justify it on my budget.