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Re: Italian Starbucks - wow!

 

 

@tipsy wrote:

@blackhole99 wrote:

It's really something, but my husband makes better coffee than Starbucks.LOL No really.


 I believe you! 

 

I know I'm in the minority but I prefer Dunkin' Donuts.  And the Italian Illy coffee is so good! 


@tipsy:  I've heard for many years that Dunkin' has great coffee, and at a decent price.  Do you buy it ground to brew at home?

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Re: Italian Starbucks - wow!

Think I'll continue using my favorite.....Folgers "Black Silk".  Have been drinking it for quite some time now.  Yesterday when I placed my grocery order to instacart for delivering my groceries to me, I ordered and received two 24.2 oz. containers.   Normally they are $9.99....got each one for $6.99.  To me that is a good deal....and savings.  It will last me a while too.  

 

Since I don't drive and drink.....Dunkin Donuts is not near where I live and therefore I won't be trying it.  I know you can buy their coffee in the store, but will stick with my Folgers.

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Re: Italian Starbucks - wow!

dunkin donuts coffee is way too weak for me.

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Re: Italian Starbucks - wow!

I went to the Sarbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle in May.  It looks very much like the photos of the one in Milan.  I think by fall there will also be one in Chicago and New York.  

 

They served tasting flights much like you would get in a winery or beer brewery.  You could choose different types of coffee - different varietals - or the same 'bean' with different brewing methods.  We had lunch there also and the food was very good.  

 

I wonder whether the Italians will embrace this new experience.  I understand the price of an espresso is regulated in Italy to ensure that everyone can afford it!

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That's AMORE!!!!!!! Just bring a wad of cash!!!!!!! Italy has the BEST FOOD!!!!!!

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You can have the espresso; I'll go for the pastries.

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Wow! I showed the pics to DH...he is ready to buy airline tickets!
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@feline groovy I only drink it when I go back east to visit family.  I'm in CA & there are 2 sort of nearby, but not close enough for me to grab a morning cup. DD tastes better than Starbucks IMO because to me the Starbucks has a burnt taste.  It even smells burnt, & I love the smell of coffee!  Just not Starbucks LOL. At home I use ground Yuban that I get at Costco....maybe I'm just not a coffee connoisseur!

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Re: Italian Starbucks - wow!


@tipsy wrote:

I know I'm in the minority but I prefer Dunkin' Donuts.  And the Italian Illy coffee is so good! 


 

I also prefer DD - easily!  Not only is their coffee better but it's less expensive and they're less pretentious.  I like being able to order in small, medium, and large vs. whatever they're called at Starbucks.

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@ValuSkr

I make coffee every morning for myself - but a few weeks ago, a friend and I went to Starbucks in Oxnard, CA. I was asked what size I wanted and I said, medium -- and she holds up an empty cup that looked SMALL. She showed me the small cup and it looked like a toddler's cup. Couldn't believe it was $2.10 - and I treated my friend. Total $4.20. WOW!!!!!

I had several electric percolators over the last 5 years - and they all implode after a few months. So I've been without a coffee maker for a month now - and going thru withdrawal. The Bed/Bath closed near my house - so I have to make a half-hour drive and I get panicky driving. But I have to do it. I've been drinking Instant Coffee the last couple of weeks - but it's BAD!!! Not interested in Keurig -- just want a simple electric percolator --- they're only made to last a few months now - so disappointed.