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01/05/13 12:07 pm

Answered local since Dunkin Donuts wasn't an option

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/05/13 8:15 am

I'd take DD in a heartbeat just for the donuts.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/05/13 8:14 am

Starbucks because I've never been to a non-chain coffee shop. Nothing against them though.

emsies Seattle
01/05/13 12:31 am

Living in Seattle, Starbucks IS my local coffee shop! But I still don't like it very much. I have a few coffee shops that I'm a regular at, and I usually stick to those.

susanr Colorado
01/04/13 3:59 pm

Thanks, cornybread! As soon as I can make it the two blocks & back, I'll do that. (I'm *almost* over the flu, yay.) Hopefully tomorrow.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/04/13 12:22 pm

I think they still have them, but you might want to hurry!

Drathic Over Yonder
01/04/13 1:44 am

In Boulder, every local coffee shop carries sour-tasting organic coffee, or it's insipid. There is one local shop that's best because it tastes like Bucks and has the atmosphere of a local.

ElizabethL BOS . NC
01/04/13 12:24 am

Vanilla Soy Skinny Latte, please :) I'll take my starbs thank you!

mmjman Emerald Valley
01/03/13 10:37 pm

I'd say no. We have a drive through barista stand on almost every corner. Most are independently owned or small chains, then we have a few larger local companies like Dutch bros coffee.

Kato Minnesota
01/03/13 10:17 pm

Local is the best way for every aspect of food I think

01/03/13 9:44 pm

If I told you why I don't support starbucks you would laugh, so it's better to just leave at "I just don't care for

dabrat East Coast
01/03/13 9:36 pm

There are so many Dunkin Donuts in RI. I like Starbucks if I'm in Canada, much better than Tim Hortons but here I prefer DD if I'm buying out.

2katz I live in Nebraska
01/03/13 7:42 pm

LOL - some of those traveling thru Nebraska think Starbucks represents a tiny piece of civilization. So we let 'em think that and hope they move on.

2katz I live in Nebraska
01/03/13 7:39 pm

I agree Starbucks over roasts their coffees. Way too bitter, even if they were not overpriced. We have a small Starbucks in our town of ~25,000 and 3 local coffee shops and a drive thru do quite well. Starbucks mainly sucks in the Interstate travelers.

susanr Colorado
01/03/13 5:07 pm

Starbucks people: Are Cranberry Bliss Bars still available?

I'd like to have just ONE this winter, and I'm afraid ill miss it. (I could make my own, but then I'd eat them all.)

susanr Colorado
01/03/13 5:04 pm

I hear you, dustbunny, but I keep coming back to it. I buy good-quality French roast beans at my local grocery, but when the supermarket has Starbucks on sale I'll grab a bag of espresso beans, and I always enjoy that so much more.

susanr Colorado
01/03/13 4:58 pm

Not if you just drink *coffee.* if I want a foofoo drink I make it at home. Without most of those calories.

susanr Colorado
01/03/13 4:57 pm

I think it was one of the first iPhone apps that you could use to actually pay with. The *tiny* Starbucks near where I worked didn't participate, though. But I used it to check my balance.

01/03/13 2:18 pm

Starbucks is too mainstream. Go local to be underground.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/03/13 2:06 pm

the starbucks app is awesome. it has a mobile card which you can put money on then they scan your phone and you get rewards. In high school my mom and I used to go to yoga class on saturdays then go to starbucks for a late breakfast after. it was a lovely tradition. our weekly splurge.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/03/13 1:59 pm

for people like me who enjoy starbucks coffee, we are paying partially for the coffee and partially to support good business ethics. that's why starbucks is successful, not because it's trendy. And don't get me wrong, I love a good local coffee shop, and dunkin donuts too. but I also love starbucks.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/03/13 1:56 pm

okay so then what does "strong" taste like if it's not bitter? to me, the stronger it is, the more bitter. certain kinds of coffee are more bitter than others; Starbucks isn't for everyone. but let me point out that they are NOT overpriced.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/03/13 1:35 pm

uh, from what all the other seattle natives on here have said, starbucks is the big thing in seattle. it was started there.

brinrawson Knoxville and DC
01/03/13 10:37 am

Local shops around here don't have soy milk!

dahawwl Texas
01/03/13 9:50 am

I prefer I guess I answer is really "none of the above"

thekoon TX
01/03/13 9:15 am

I was gonna say, I don't think the SMU area has any coffee shops besides Starbucks

01/03/13 6:54 am

Living in Seattle, there are so many better options than Starbucks.

01/03/13 5:03 am

Starbucks isn't coffee it's chocolate syrup with whipped cream...

01/03/13 2:26 am

I've drank real espresso in Italy, all over, Rome, Venice, Assissi, Florence also in was strong but not bitter so believe me when I say Starbucks is trendy but it's sh*t. Roasting doesn't mean burning, SBX burns their coffee.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/03/13 12:59 am

their lattes are delicious

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/03/13 12:25 am

For us it is. Just a few blocks away in SAFEWAY.

opie123 Washington
01/02/13 11:08 pm

Starbucks is our local coffee shop. :)

tcadez Minnesnowta
01/02/13 10:04 pm

There's this little place called Red Mug that I like to go to.

dadstad Texas
01/02/13 9:54 pm

Starbucks is on every friggin corner in Dallas! It is the local coffee shop! I brew my own!

brianparks69 charlotte
01/02/13 9:27 pm

I brew my own espresso normally, but if I'm away I seek out local stores. Point of fact, Starbucks over roasts their coffee, particularly their espresso. If u only drink the blended drinks then that gets covered up, but I drink only espresso straight and it is pig swill.

emmbeedee Arkansas
01/02/13 8:50 pm

No coffee shops of any kind in my little town. :(

UWHuskyFan burbs of Seattle
01/02/13 8:07 pm

Not in Seattle, your right.

01/02/13 7:31 pm

Unfortunately there aren't many good local coffee shops around..

satguy08 California
01/02/13 7:01 pm

Neither. I make killer coffee.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
01/02/13 6:46 pm

I've never considered Starbucks local.

craig2 Connecticut
01/02/13 6:35 pm

Dunkin donuts

susanr Colorado
01/02/13 6:33 pm

I have a Chemex that I use when making more than one cup at a time, which is seldom - but I love it. Otherwise, I use an AeroPress, and a milk frothed when I want foam.

HayleyS looking up.
01/02/13 5:57 pm

And while home, I'll go to whichever is closest..

jess1cas Tallahassee, FL
01/02/13 5:57 pm

I don't have anything against Starbucks the company, but I really don't like their coffee. I used to work at The Coffee Company in Elizabethton, TN where they roast their own beans & believe me, it makes a HUGE difference.

HayleyS looking up.
01/02/13 5:56 pm

If I'm somewhere not home, Starbucks.

munkey? SilentMunkey
01/02/13 5:49 pm

Starbucks is not good coffee. I don't drink it of given the choice.