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Coffee chains

Postby maria » 24 Dec 2009, 05:47

Everyone knows we have a lot of coffee chains (I mean the whole world) and of course each of us has a favorite one. Peter and Michael have already revealed their perfect places, but I would like to talk about coffee chains in general. Why would you go to one place and will ignore another one? Or why is it so important for someone to drink coffee from this certain place, to hate his/her number one coffee place' rival and what makes a person become a fan of one coffee house? Waiting for your opinions :-)
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby ginga » 24 Dec 2009, 07:09

I do like caribou coffee chain for their atmosphere, it feels like home there. Besides, I got addicted to their chain since I used to live right near a Caribou store some time ago.. People like things they are used to :)
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby jennyffer777 » 13 Jan 2010, 01:46

Hey Maria and Ginga! An interesting question and a very nice answer :-)
I like Dunkin' Donuts - not so much for their coffee as for their tasty doughnut ;) However the ambiance there is very calm and favourable for a friendly talk and many other. It's like being home with your mom, drinking her aromatic coffee and enjoying a homemade pie prepared according to your gramma recipe. How sweet! Going to the Dunkins right now ~o) ~o) ~o) ~o) ~o) ~o) ~o) ~o)
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Wired » 24 Feb 2010, 12:45

We have a local coffee house that is my very, very favorite. They have one on our college campus, one downtown and one small one at our local hospital. I love it. My very favorite is the Irish Creme they have. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. But you know, McDonald's now has a pretty good Mocha. Has anyone beside me tried it? It's terribly fattening but it is delicious. :x
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby JavaJane » 31 Mar 2010, 05:44

I know it's terribly plebeian but my favorite chain is still Dunkin' Donuts. I love their French Vanilla. I've tried French Vanilla at Starbuck's but it doesn't have enough vanilla flavor for me. I do have a Honeydew that just moved into the area but I haven't had a chance to give it a try yet as it's rather out of the way.
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Javalover » 31 Mar 2010, 12:02

I really don't care what people think of where I go to drink coffee. My favorite coffee is Dunkin' Donuts original coffee, unfortunately there isn't one where I live so I buy it by the bag in the store. The only chain around me is Starbucks and I do like their Cafe Au Lait with a shot of almond in it.
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby LoriL » 31 Mar 2010, 16:43

I'm a Dunkin Donuts fan too, I don't go there everyday though. I prefer the taste of their coffee and I like their donuts too. I don't go there because other people go there, I go there because I like it.
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby michael » 01 Apr 2010, 02:46

My choice is Folgers. Always liked it and give it preference as compared to others. Maybe it's the matter of habit, who knows? ;)
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby CrazyBaby » 05 Aug 2010, 01:12

I think that there are several things that are very important to the people:
- surrounding conditions
- service
- quality of coffee
- price
- variety of coffee
I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby twolumps » 05 Aug 2010, 02:12

It's not just about the coffee - it has a lot to do with ambience and what is "in". Although I do agree that I don't mind paying more for a better cup of coffee and hanging out with friends. It makes it worth it!
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby caffeine82 » 10 Aug 2010, 03:27

CrazyBaby, you're right! Great variety of coffee in Robert's Coffee makes me their repeat visitor :). I think I already posted about it somewhere around.. Last time I enjoyed their Turkish coffee. Don't know how they make it, but it's very thick, and has a wonderful rich aroma. They serve it with rahat lakoum - mmmmmmmmm :x
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Robusto » 12 May 2011, 07:01

Just returned from UK and must say that I liked their Costa coffee chain! The coffee that they make is really good as well as their cakes :)
The taste is MUCH better if compared to Starbucks IMHO
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby fatBen » 07 Jun 2011, 05:09

Robusto wrote:Just returned from UK and must say that I liked their Costa coffee chain! The coffee that they make is really good as well as their cakes :)
The taste is MUCH better if compared to Starbucks IMHO


Costa is very good indeed! Have you tried their rasp and almond bake? DELICIOUS!!!
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby garyspeed » 01 Jan 2012, 21:50

I like the coffee chain will feel like home, on the basis of the Caribou. I used to live a little, because the Norman Bangor at the same time this magazine I got addicted in the chain. ..
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby MoffeeCoff » 20 Feb 2012, 03:00

I don't have one.  I usually try to find some out of the way coffee house. When I feel lazy, there is a small coffee shop down the street and I generally prefer that.. :)
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Tentan » 18 Apr 2012, 05:32

MoffeeCoff, huh, it turns out that the best coffee shop is the one which is closest to your house! :d True for me too!
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Derek » 18 Apr 2012, 06:38

I cannot imagine my life without Dunkin' Donuts - though I sometimes wonder "why?" ;) I really like their coffee and of course their yummy doughnuts; I just can't stop drinking their coffee and espresso with tasty chocolate doghnuts :ymblushing:
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby paul77 » 13 Feb 2013, 03:34

I prefer drinking coffee prepared by me, so no, I don't care about any coffee chain in particular.
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby PepetheCoffeeManiac » 22 Mar 2013, 05:48

Each coffee chain has something peculiar, so I can't just settle for one!
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Re: Coffee chains

Postby Roberta » 18 Apr 2013, 01:37

ginga wrote:I do like caribou coffee chain for their atmosphere, it feels like home there. Besides, I got addicted to their chain since I used to live right near a Caribou store some time ago.. People like things they are used to :)


It's so sad to hear that they are closing all Caribou cafes, I really liked the chain, it was our family's favorite go-out. :-(
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