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Nov 28, 2006 04:01 PM

dunkin and donuts coffee

just interested to see what you guys think of dandd coffee. if i had my druthers id go to a smaller local, or even a starbux based on pure flavor, but at my hours, DandD is the only game in town, as it were. i like it OK. I hear a lot about their coffee, its greatness, how its gotten better/worse, etc. i like it OK. it def does NOT have that burnt taste that SBux gets. i personally like that. i feel like DandD is a good, basic coffee done proper. that make any sense?

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  1. I agree. I've always thought Dunkin Donuts coffee was good. Nice, even flavor, full-bodied and rich enough without being burnt-tasting.

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    1. re: Andiereid

      do you find it any more caffeinated than comparable brews? ive heard also that its as much as, or more, caffeinated than sbux. i guzzle it with no ill-effects. dont think so anyway....

      1. re: ben61820

        I don't, and I'm pretty sensitive to caffeine - makes me have to visit the loo every five minutes if it's too much. I don't notice any difference between it and strongly brewed starbucks, which is what I normally drink.

    2. I'm from Massachusetts, land of the Dunkin Donuts on every corner (or so it seems). When I want my coffee with cream and sugar (or regular, as one can blissfully order there), DD is fine. The coffee is mild, the caffeine kick is real, and it's a gentle, milky way to begin the day.

      When I want to "taste" coffee, or want an espresso-based drink, DD doesn't do it. I'll do Starbucks, Peet's, some local barista, or make my own.

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      1. re: thegolferbitch

        think youve summed it up pretty well.

      2. For those of us who call it "Charbucks" and lament the days when you could find interesting whole beans in medium roast, Dunkin Donuts coffee does the trick. .

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          That is so interesting. I have heard so many people talk about how Starbuck's coffee tastes burnt, but my husband and I don't think so and love their French Roast. We have a local roastery here - Port City Java - and they're emulating the Starbucks chains - there's literally one on almost every corner downtown. But we hate their coffee. We find it too bright and acidic. But we still think that Starbucks is a nice rich, full-bodied flavor and for some reason (maybe just crummy palates) don't pick up on any burnt taste.

          1. re: Andiereid

            i agree that sbux charred taste is wonderful. i love it, too. in fact, even here in brooklyn, ny, where people are pretty anti-chain, pro-local, etc., one local slightly larger cafe's brew totally copies the heavily roasted flavor of sbux. i mean, these are burnt beans, straight on. delicious, tho.

        2. No one should mess with a persons coffee.Only the consumer knows how much cream they like.I almost started a riot when I found out they do this stuff @ dd. SB all the way ! you can buy bottled fraps at mobile or beans. It won't tast the same because they triple filter the water at SB.

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          1. re: Leighny

            You get used to it, growing up with DD as I did.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I agree. When Starbucks first starting springing up around the Boston area, it was like "You want me to fix my own coffee? And you're going to charge me more for the lack of service?"

              Now, though, it's Dunkins for coffee and Starbucks for espresso.

              1. re: pamalamb

                Although a couple years ago, the Herald's lifestyle section had an interesting article: despite DD's blue-collar public image, their coffee is actually MORE expensive, ounce for ounce, than Starbucks!

                I've never understood the argument that Starbucks coffee is wicked expensive: my regular order, a venti light roast, is under two bucks for 20 ounces of coffee. That spells bargain.

                1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                  Well, Starbucks equates with $4 fancy flavoured espresso drinks and $4 frozen desserts masquerading as coffee in many people's minds.

          2. A friend recently gave me a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee and I honestly wasn't impressed. It wasn't bad, but I certainly thought Peets and even Starbucks, is a better choice. It wasn't strong enough for me or my husband and he tends to like it on the weaker side. Granted, it was no Folgers but I just didn't see what all the hoopla is about.