This was just regular coffee. No cream, no sugar, no fru-fru flavors. But still... You'd think Starbucks would be able to hold it's own against McD's... right? And I'm a coffee purest. I like my coffee to taste like coffee. Not caramel vanilla hazelnut cream with a twist of amaretto and whipped cream on top. That's not coffee, that's a dessert.
I've never been a Starbucks fan so I find this particularly interesting. It just sums up what I've been saying all along -- it's over priced for average coffee. I love it when Consumer Reports backs up what I've thought all along!
I'm not against Starbucks. I do like to go when I'm by myself or when we just need to get out of the house. I much prefer Caribou Coffee, but there isn't one close to me for quick cups of coffee. Starbucks is open on Sunday's and there is one just down the road from
So, I've been thinking, McD's is more kid friendly than Starbucks. There is a play place they can play in and I don't have to fight to get my kids to go there. They are always up for a trip to McD's! At Starbucks, I always get looks from people who have moved their office into the coffee shop and are surprised when actual customers come in and want to talk, play, whatever while they are on an important conference call, or writing an important document. I say -- GO BACK TO THE OFFICE.
There really isn't much trouble my kids can get into at McD's. Sure they can bother other kids and diners, but usually people at McD's are pretty Okay with kids talking to them. At Starbucks, I can't relax. I'm too worried that I'll have to pay $25 for a broken coffee cup because my kids have to touch everything!
But even though McD's coffee is "cheaper" I'd probably end up spending more because the kids would want something, then it just snowballs from there.
I guess I should just learn to make it at home. Or stick to English Breakfast Tea!