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Old 11-28-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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The fast-food chain wants to move full steam ahead into the growing market for specialty coffees with cappuccinos and other espresso drinks. But first it must bring reluctant franchisees on board.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Okay...Starbucks' coffee isn't that great, though. What people are buying, mostly, is the brand prestige. While I do think people appreciate that they make better coffee these days, I don't think people are going to visit McBucks for a latte. The franchise owners probably realize this and that's one reason they balk at spending that kind of money. The other reason is probably that they already run on a pretty thin margin. Hard to come up with that kind of money for an experiment.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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There are two locally owned coffee shops in my area that roast their own coffee. There is no way I am drinking "brand roasted coffee" ever again if I have a choice. My cupboard is full of their different roasts. It is fantastic.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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McDonald's coffee is actually pretty good. I know people that have switched from Starbucks to McDonald's at least for drip coffee and for iced coffee. The one issue we've had is that every single store makes it differently. For example, you get an iced coffee at Store X and they automatically put sugar in it, get it at Store Y and they don't. The problem is there isn't any consistency in how they make them which makes places like Starbucks (or even locally owned places) a better bet for something like lattes and espressos.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:06 PM   #5
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I still hate any of these places that ask how you want your coffee, you say "regular," and they counter with "you want milk and sugar?" Idiots!
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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McDonald's coffee is actually pretty good. I know people that have switched from Starbucks to McDonald's at least for drip coffee and for iced coffee.
I like McDonald's for coffee too, but then, I'm really looking for regular coffee. I don't want any extra flavors added.

As for the iced coffee, I've found they need to only fill the cup half way with the blend and then add full strength coffee for the rest and a few ice cubes...
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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I still hate any of these places that ask how you want your coffee, you say "regular," and they counter with "you want milk and sugar?" Idiots!
Sorry bud, but not all of us drink coffee. Would you rather they assume regular means black and let you find out about a mile down the road?

I sometimes pick up coffee for friends and when they say "Regular", I confirm that this means milk, sugar, and pineapple juice........just want to be sure

My wife and I have a coffee maker in the house that gets used about twice a year when company asks for coffee. Neither of us simply ever developed a taste for it........

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Old 11-28-2007, 09:10 PM   #8
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You can all keep Starbucks and Mickey D's coffee. I prefer Dunkin donuts coffee or Stewarts.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #9
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I'll take a cup of Dunkies any time over Staryucks.

And no, I wouldn't go to McDs for a cup of coffee, or any fancy thing. They should stick to what they do best, fast, greasy, fattening food.
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I don't mind Starbucks lattes made with espresso roast, but I don't like their plain coffees at all. Too harsh with a bitter aftertaste. When my husband and I go out to breakfast, we usually have our home-brewed non-flavored Gevalia before we leave.
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