Starbucks or local coffee shop?
This is such a cool map
Answered local since Dunkin Donuts wasn't an option
I'd take DD in a heartbeat just for the donuts.
Starbucks because I've never been to a non-chain coffee shop. Nothing against them though.
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.
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.
I think they still have them, but you might want to hurry!
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.
Vanilla Soy Skinny Latte, please :) I'll take my starbs thank you!
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.
Local is the best way for every aspect of food I think
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
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Not if you just drink *coffee.* if I want a foofoo drink I make it at home. Without most of those calories.
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.
Starbucks is too mainstream. Go local to be underground.
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.
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.
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.
uh, from what all the other seattle natives on here have said, starbucks is the big thing in seattle. it was started there.
Local shops around here don't have soy milk!
I prefer Sonic...so I guess I answer is really "none of the above"
I was gonna say, I don't think the SMU area has any coffee shops besides Starbucks
Living in Seattle, there are so many better options than Starbucks.
Starbucks isn't coffee it's chocolate syrup with whipped cream...
I've drank real espresso in Italy, all over, Rome, Venice, Assissi, Florence also in France...it 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.
their lattes are delicious
For us it is. Just a few blocks away in SAFEWAY.
Starbucks is our local coffee shop. :)
There's this little place called Red Mug that I like to go to.
Starbucks is on every friggin corner in Dallas! It is the local coffee shop! I brew my own!
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.
No coffee shops of any kind in my little town. :(
Not in Seattle, your right.
Is there a difference?
Unfortunately there aren't many good local coffee shops around..
Neither. I make killer coffee.
I've never considered Starbucks local.
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.
And while home, I'll go to whichever is closest..
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.
If I'm somewhere not home, Starbucks.
Starbucks is not good coffee. I don't drink it of given the choice.