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Monday, April 16, 2007

Coffee wars: Whose side are you on?

In case you missed this AP story, there's a coffee war brewing among Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's and Starbucks. Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's are expanding their offerings, remodeling their stores, giving away free coffee and upping their advertising in an attempt to unseat Starbucks from its No. 1 spot. I'm writing a story about this and I want to hear from loyal fans of DD, Mickey D's and Starbucks, as well as detractors, who live in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky. (FYI, Polly Campbell just wrote a story on local coffee shops, although unfortunately I can no longer find it online.) If you have an opinion about the coffee sold by any of these three companies that's as strong as your morning cup of joe, e-mail me at lbishop@enquirer.com. Thanks!

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4 Comments:

at 10:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starbucks is just too expensive (IMHO) to buy on a reqular basis. I prefer The Mad Cup in Covington for my coffee fix. The best coffee from a chain (again IMHO) is White Castle.

 
at 12:55 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is it too expensive, Starbucks is also burnt. As someone who prefers their coffee to taste like coffee, I have little use for it. I suppose it's made that way to stand up to all of the confections that people like to add, but when I want a cup of plain black coffee, as I usually do, it's Dunkin' Donuts for me.

 
at 10:07 PM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

Thanks, anons...I'd love to include your comments in my article. If you're willing to divulge your real names, e-mail me at lbishop@enquirer.com. Thanks again!

 
at 11:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

My non-chain faves are Pike Street Press in Covington and Brutopia in Clifton. I still need to check out The Speckled Bird. As far as chain coffee goes, I prefer ol' fashioned, unpretentious UDF coffee. It is the Pabst Blue Ribbon of coffee. Starbuck's is ok in a pinch, but again, it's burnt.

 
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