Who Has The Best Coffee?

Updated on November 23, 2017 in Food & Drink
49 on February 10, 2015

Starbucks. Hands down, discussion over.

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0 on February 10, 2015

I like Starbucks, and especially like my vanilla latte, but… I’d make a strong pitch for Illy coffee as the best.  Mostly we make it at home, though you see occasional Illy cafes and of course it’s served in a lot of places.  But for making it at home, it’s outstanding.

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2 on February 10, 2015

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.

on February 10, 2015

Are you crazy? You think that toilet-water-brewed Dunkin Donuts coffee is better? Also, your “theory” on the coffee being deliberately bad is absurd. For starters, it’s great coffee, and second, espresso and milk-based drinks cost more to make, and I would guess the profit margin on drip-coffee is comparable, if not better than that on espresso drinks.

on November 23, 2017

you guys are crazyyyy, Tim Hortons is the best just saying

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0 on February 10, 2015

Love this debate!  (P.S. – note the tagline at the bottom of the page:  “Powered by anger & coffee.”)

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4 on February 10, 2015

Caribou used to be the best, but then they got bought by Peet’s and that ruined the entire chain.

on February 11, 2015

Never had Caribou. They have K-cups though… But I’m loyal to Starbucks, and have no intention of purchasing K-cups of another company on a whim.

on February 12, 2015

I loved The ‘Bou! …was sad to see it go. Dunkin is now the best.

on February 12, 2015

Can’t take anyone who like DDs coffee seriously. Even Tim Horton’s is better.

on February 17, 2015

Oh for Peet’s sake.  Peet’s is way better than Caribou ever was.  Toodle loo, Caribou.

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4 on February 10, 2015

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.

on February 10, 2015

Most people who claim a dislike for Starbucks say it’s because the coffee is “too strong” which is usually their way of saying it’s a darker roast than they like. Starbucks offers three different roasts, Blonde, Mild, and Bold, to suit the various tastes. Try a blonde or mild roast next time.

on February 10, 2015

I’m a big fan of McDonald’s coffee. It’s so good! Matt, I’m gonna have to disagree with you-the lighter the roast, the more caffeine there is in the brew.

on February 11, 2015

That is true… It is a common misconception of coffee roasting that darker roast is more caffeine. I hate it when people say “Starbucks coffee is too strong, I can’t handle the extra caffeine.”As a former employee of Starbucks, I know all about the processing of roasting and how it affects caffeine content. But most people assume stronger flavor (as in darker roast) is more caffeine.

on February 11, 2015

Starbucks is not too strong. THEY BURN their bean. Their coffee is BITTER.
You can have light, medium or dark roast coffee and not have it be like they make it. 
Try any one of these and you’ll be a believer: Philz, Stumptown, BlueBottle, Ritual Roast.  I’ve had Starbucks. Until you try from this list, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

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4 on February 10, 2015

Starbucks is too bitter. More importantly, I hate their stupid affectations: tall, grande, and whatever the third is. My minor point of rebellion, when I have no choice other than Starbucks, is that I refuse to learn their menu or their nomenclature. 

on February 11, 2015

That is part of my deal, too.  I guess I’m just not that grand to learn all the menu choices at Starbucks.  I lived in England for several years–couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee.  When I came home on visits, the only thing I could find in an airport was Starbucks.  Might as well have stayed in England for that coffee!

on February 11, 2015

exactly. BITTER coffee. There is NO reason to have bitter coffee. Doesn’t matter if you light, medium or dark roast. If it’s bitter, you’re doing it wrong.

on February 12, 2015

on February 12, 2015

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0 on February 10, 2015

Venti!

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0 on February 10, 2015

Starbucks tastes like recycled motor oil that was reheated and served. Both DD and McDonald’s are way better

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0 on February 11, 2015

Peet’s coffee for me.  Best thing.  I switched from Starbucks- it’s now my second choice.

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1 on February 11, 2015

Hate to admit it, but Starbucks win’s the bang for the buck round: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/10/08/starbucks-dunkin-donuts-and-mcdonalds-which-coffee-has-the-most-caffeine/

on February 11, 2015

ha ha… Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cafe Sua Da) kicks all their asses in the caffeine dept.

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