Tuesday, 23 August 2011
More than approximately 100 million people drink coffee everyday. Starbucks vs. Dunkin Donut, the ultimate rivalry when it comes down to who has the best coffee.
Dunkin Donuts: Dunkin Donuts is known for its simplicity and unique colored orange and red cups. However, one of the downsides to Dunkin Donuts is that it doesn't feel like a coffee shop. Seating is much like a fast food restaurant with benches and tables.
According to a friend, Dunkin Donuts has one brand of coffee that they market as simply "Dunkin Donuts coffee". Dunkin Donuts uses 100-percent Arabica coffee beans and has its own coffee specifications.
Cost is a big factor when it comes to coffee which may explain why Dunkin Donuts is so favored amongst Starbucks. Dunkin Donuts keeps its prices low and offers a high quality product. It gives what they want at a price everyone can afford.
Starbucks: Starbucks has a more homely feel with dim lighting and soothing music playing in the background to make you feel good. I always feel the atmosphere at Starbucks is better than Dunkin Donuts.
Many people claim Starbucks coffee has almost a burnt taste to it but, I feel Starbucks coffee has little bit of bitterness to their coffee. The burnt taste in the coffee leaves a very strong taste to it. However, if you're a college student, Starbucks is the way to go for that caffeine kick.
One unique factor about Starbucks is their selection of Tazo tea which comes in black, green or herbal tea. The bottled iced and juiced teas are crisp, refreshing, and soothing. The Tazo tea are also available as Tea lattes which are lightly sweetened and served with other milk, whether you get it hot or cold. It's still delicious!
It's no secret that when it comes to Starbucks, the artfully crafted coffee and teas here are more expensive than Dunkin Donuts beverages. If you prefer coffee or tea that has more variety and homely, than Starbucks is the way to go for you!
If you ask me, which do I prefer: Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? I'd have to say Starbucks because I feel their coffee is rich in flavor and that bit of bitterness is what I prefer. It may cost a little extra especially when I order a specially made beverage but, I am willing to pay a little more for better quality .
Both of these are two great places to go for coffee, and each place has it's pros and cons. It all really depends on what type of mood you are in, what you prefer and which place is more convenient.
The uniqueness of the flavor and the uniqueness of the product is a huge factor. The real conclusion is the flavor you are craving is the one you are going to choose.
Do you prefer Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? Why?