You can get free regular brewed coffee today at Starbucks if you bring your own mug. Just thought I'd throw that out there for everyone incase you didn't know.
I have to pee.
Your saying piss on Starbucks, or piss on taxes - or both?
You drink Folgers and you're complaining about the taste of coffee?
Starbucks does truly suck, biggest hipster marketing scam evah. I buy mine right from a roastery, it's not much more expensive than what you get in a grocery store dispenser and the taste is infinitely better. Zero bitterness, I couldn't even imagine using cream and sugar in it.
And as Brutus says below, Starbucks brews their coffee very hot which creates bitterness and over-extracts the oils.
I was talking about the beans, not the coffee that starbucks brews at its locations. I very rarely drink coffee brewed at a starbucks location, which was fairly obvious from the standpoint that you don't go to a Folgers store to buy brewed coffee. The point being that pure product of Folgers coffee bean doesn't hold a candle to Starbucks coffee bean. I have NEVER had a bitterness problem from starbucks beans that I brew at home. Buying at their store, well, that's a different story.
Give this place a try, it's a place I found while on vacation a few years ago. The guys name is Whitney, great guy, awesome coffee and moderate pricing. Usually its between $10-13/pound, and worth it. I usually go for the lighter and medium roasts, he's got a lot of really good Latin American coffee's. Try it out.
Interesting, but not surprising. That survey talks about their "Gourmet Selection" line; not their normal coffee. It also uses Starbucks "breakfast blend" as the comparison, which is by far and away Starbucks' weakest coffee.
APPLE PRODUCTS are the biggest hipster marketing scam eva. True hipsters go to locally owned coffee shops. No "evil corporate" brew for them...
You make a good point.
how Folgers is made? It's basically the leftover scraps that more expensive coffee comapnies don't want (simplified version).
In all reality, you probably don't like the more-bitter taste of Starbucks because they brew their coffee about 20 degrees F warmer than most places. This keeps the coffee fresher longer, but also gives it a slightly 'burned' taste. If you like espresso (which is the only thing I drink) then they are great for that, as they use relatlively high quality beans that are better for espresso-pulling. Just my own personal experience. Anyone who tells you Starbucks is no good; that they are just a brand with no quality, doesn't know what they are talking about.
And I do know what I'm talking about. Espresso need not be bitter.
OT: If what you say about Folgers is true then Arizona Tea uses the exact same business strategy... In case you were wondering.
makes a hell of a good can for worms to take to the fishin' hole. Starbucks can't touch that.
in the a.m.
It's getting close to being 5 o'clock.
Let me know if someone is giving out free vodka if I bring in my own mug.
I'm on the West Coast. I'm really sorry I didn't post this earlier.
whatever happened to the 3 martini lunch?
Don't forget to pick up your free cookie at Subway. Not sure about the details on that one, though, you may have to buy something at Subway first. All I heard some kid say is free cookie at Subway today and I zoned out.
If you're in Ann Arbor, do yourself a favor and go to Comet Coffee in Nickels Arcade. It's not free but it actually tastes good (scratch that. It actually tastes AWESOME. Best coffee in Michigan.)
But today's price doesn't!
I typically brew my own good coffee, and rarely ever pay the $3 per cup outside of the house.
However, the person who said that Folger's coffee tastes better than Starbucks has definitely been smoking crack recently.