Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:04 am
I don't like Starbucks.

There I said it.

It's too strong for me.

I'll go in and have a non-fat, no whip mocha (which is still ridiculously fattening) but their coffee does nothing for me.

I like Tim Hortons coffee. Einstein Bagels is pretty good. But today, I stopped in at 7/11 to pick up a paper and decided to get some coffee.

7/11 coffee is pretty damn good!

Who knew?

Where do you like to get your coffee?
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:37 am
Actually, and I kid you not, the White Castle has a damned good cup of coffee. That's about the only thing decent they offer, but I would choose a cup of White Castle java over Starbucks or Caribou any day of the week.

And the people who frequent the Castle are a much more diverse and interesting bunch than the plastic robots that make their mechanical way through the coffee-buying process.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:39 am
Re: Good, Cheap Coffee
Bella Dea wrote:
Where do you like to get your coffee?


The kitchen . . .
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:43 am
Where other than home?

Your "treat myself" coffee.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:48 am
I told you. White Castle.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:48 am
gustavratzenhofer wrote:
I told you. White Castle.


Not you Gus.

I've already heeded your advice and got me a bag of sliders and a coffee.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 07:50 am
I didn't suggest the sliders. You're on your own there.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 08:04 am
Laughing

Chateau Blanc's burgers are, well, how shall I say this?

http://www.forumopolis.com/images/smilies/sick.png

Their fries, however, are quite tasty.
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 08:27 am
I agree with Gus--White Castle Coffee is the best. I lived about a block from one in Cincinnati a decade or so ago---best drive through coffee everywhere. As for the sliders, it's a hambergurstuff sammich that you can eat with a straw and sticks with you for a week---the Onion Chips aren't bad.

Rap
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 08:48 am
Bella Dea wrote:
Where other than home?

Your "treat myself" coffee.


I'm not much impressed by commercial coffees, and i prefer Columbian coffee, which it appears is not sufficiently upscale these days to get any billing at the trendy establishments.

I only came back here because i wanted to comment that i, too, found the coffee at 7-11 to be quite good. White Castle coffee ain't bad, but i don't think it's that great, either. Sliders, however, and an evil assault on one's alimentary tract, and should only be indulged in by those who live alone and can quickly and efficiently ventilate their homes.
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Chai
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 09:06 am
dunkin donuts

there's only 1 or 2 here unfortunately.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 09:09 am
When I want to look mature, I drink my diet coke from a coffee cup.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 09:13 am
Usually, café's and restaurants in Europe don't tell you what coffee brand they use.
But in good café's you can choose between several countries of origin (for the roasted coffee, that is).

Brasilian "Fazenda Lagoa" is THE one when I want to "treat myself" (at home, we only use cheap 'bistro selection).
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 11:28 am
Chai wrote:
dunkin donuts

there's only 1 or 2 here unfortunately.


I agree - but I think they put something in the coffee to make people addicted to it. Why do you think they have such long lines every morning.

And here there are so many (and still long lines) that almost every driving driving direction contains "...and you turn left/right at the Dunkin Donuts..."
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 11:32 am
You might be surprised.

McDonalds.

I also like their orange juice, which doesn't upset my stomach.
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 11:37 am
Second Cup. Blenz. Seattle's Best. Take 5. In order of preference.

We don't have a White Castle here.

Are you in the US, Bella? I didn't know Timmy's was down there.

I HATE, HATE, HATE Starbucks. It's said they burn their beans and that's why it's so awful. Disgusting. But there's always line ups and they often have outlets across from each other and there's still lineups. I guess to keep the competition out.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 11:39 am
cjhsa wrote:
You might be surprised.

McDonalds.

I also like their orange juice, which doesn't upset my stomach.


I've had mixed results with the McDonalds coffee - but I always drink iced coffee so maybe that's why. Sometimes it good, sometimes they don't have it cold enough and all the ice melts, sometimes they put in too much ice or too little....DD is a bit more consistent.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 12:05 pm
Mame wrote:
Second Cup. Blenz. Seattle's Best. Take 5. In order of preference.

We don't have a White Castle here.

Are you in the US, Bella? I didn't know Timmy's was down there.

I HATE, HATE, HATE Starbucks. It's said they burn their beans and that's why it's so awful. Disgusting. But there's always line ups and they often have outlets across from each other and there's still lineups. I guess to keep the competition out.


Yes I am and yes they do! Only in about 10 states though.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 12:10 pm
Second Cup. Country Style is drinkable. Tim Horton's is horrible. I cannot drink Starbuck's coffee. I like Dunkin' Donuts but you have to go to the US or Quebec. (Actually I went to Dunkin' Donuts for the Wheatberry donuts -- whole wheat -- which made me feel virtuous. They don't have them anymore so...)
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2008 12:12 pm
I find Tim Horton's coffee to be weak.
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