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Dunkin Donuts coffee: still sux.

Alcachofa Feb 23, 2009 10:49 AM

I had a hankering today for a doughnut, which only happens to me once or twice a year. I stopped by a bakery nearby, but they only had doughnuts on Sunday. (??) There was a Dunkin Donuts across the street, so I went there.

Now, I have bashed Dunkin’s coffee in the past. But, to be fair, it had been a long time since I had some. And sooooooooo many people claim to live for Dunkin’s coffee. So I went ahead and got a regular coffee with my doughnut.

My thoughts? Still as sucky as ever. I ordered a small and couldn’t even finish that. It has no flavor! It is just a coffee-impersonating caffeine delivery system, which must be why they insist on putting waaaaaaay too much milk and sugar in there. I want my $1.50 back.

(The doughnut was satisfying in the same way a Quarter Pounder with Cheese is satisfying when the mood strikes.)

  1. goodhealthgourmet Feb 23, 2009 11:29 AM

    i haven't had DD coffee since college (which was nearly 20 years ago), but i remember thinking back then that it was insipid dreck.

    have you seen that new commercial in which people are shouting to the world about how DD's coffee is their favorite? one person announces having already had six cups that day, and every time, i can't help but think it's because you'd need to drink that many to get to something that even approaches the flavor of one decent cup of coffee!

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      cheesecake17 Feb 24, 2009 08:42 AM

      I agree. I would rather go without my daily cup (or 3) than drink DD.

      1. c
        corgette Feb 24, 2009 08:59 AM

        I can't be objective with DD coffee because it's what I was raised on (the original DD store is 10 minutes from where I grew up, so we're all die hard New England Dunkies addicts).

        While I can appreciate really excellent coffee, DD coffee does hit that nostalgia center in my brain and brings happiness.

        1. Suzy Q Feb 24, 2009 11:03 AM

          I can only speak for the beans - I buy them at BJ's and make it at home, and it's pretty doggone good. I have a feeling I probably make it a good bit stronger than at the store, though.

          1. Azizeh Feb 24, 2009 11:08 AM

            I have to agree. I had some in NYC last year and thought "this is it?" It bugged me that they had to do the cream/sugar for me. I'm not one of those people that know off hand how many packets of sugar and how many splashes of cream I like. All depends on the blend, so I gotta taste it and doctor it up. I had it again in Vegas a few months ago, this time getting an iced coffee and it was just as lackluster as the first time. I wish I knew what I was missing.

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            1. re: Azizeh
              katiepie Mar 2, 2009 07:40 AM

              For me, what makes their coffee taste really good is the use of light cream. I even started buying it for home. Now that I've moved to the west coast, I can't get light cream anywhere. I really, really miss it. *sniff*

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              treb Mar 2, 2009 08:00 AM

              I drink both Sbucks and DD, black. DD is milder, no where near the full body Sbucks taste, but, always a good basic coffee flavor to it. I though most DD's give you milk, cream etc. on the side so you can do your own mixing. You may want to try it that way.

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                cheesecake17 Mar 2, 2009 09:44 AM

                All the DD I've been to put the milk and sugar for you. And the milk is pre-measured and it's dispensed into the cup by a push of a button. So even if you ask for it dark (less milk) or light (more milk), you're still going to get that pre-measured amount of milk. I stopped going there because the employees just don't comprehend. Is it so hard to push the milk button twice?

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