- Nov 27, 2005
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For the most part, I just brew my own at home. Typically buy the organic from the coffee lady at the local Farmer's market. Everyone's different, but honestly Dunkin Donuts is a last resort for me. I prefer Mary Lou's, McDonald's for $1, or Starbucks. Coffee Break Cafe in Quincy is also good. I just don't understand what the attraction is to DD, to be honest.
Given the options, I voted Starbucks. I think their coffee is great, and I don't mind paying a little more for a quality cup and friendly service. I've never had an issue there whereas McDonalds and DD tend to screw up orders
For me, it's nostalgia. I grew up outside of a small ("Distant Rural") city with nowhere to go and nothing to do, except party. On a school night. This meant parking my ass at a DD counter with repeated cups of coffee. It was far better than the store-bought shit my mother bought.
There's no DD out here anymore (used to be one near the airport), but knowing my luck, I'd think it sucks now.
A for Starbucks, or Charbucks, I've only had three coffee blends they got right - New Guiana Peaberry, Jamaica Blue Mountain, and "Komodo Dragon". Everything else? Blaaaah. Unfortunately, the Peaberry and Blue Mountain are rare offerings.
Tully's is another place out here. Their French Roast is good, and their Dutchman's Blend is outstanding. I get their K-Cup French Roast for day-to-day "grab a cup out the door".
There are independent roasters all over out here. Mostly "Fair Trade" blends that, to be honest, don't taste right. Maybe it would taste better if there was more human misery connected with it. I don't know.