One of the great debates in life is that of Starbucks VS Dunkin Donuts. It pertains to my life more than one would think, but in my head the debate is displayed as New York VS Boston. For me the two are in constant collision, and when it comes to coffee that is no exception.
Starbucks is like a shiny black Amex, giving you luxury, opening the doors to your own personalized drink, one that is exclusively yours, and offers your rewards for your loyalty. I myself have a Starbucks Gold Card, and I’ve maintained this status since 2010, so needless to say, Starbucks is my go to.
Dunkin on the other hand, is a cheap-quick-cup-of-not-too-strong-coffee that, it seems, everyone here in Boston has a major addiction to. Dunkin also has a rewards program which I partake in, however these rewards allow me to have a guilt free doughnut every once in a while.
Currently I’m living in the city where there is a Dunkin (or 2) on every corner and people drink double cupped iced coffee in the dead of winter. Double cupping is hardly even a thing in New York, I had never seen it until I came to Boston for the first time, and I still don’t understand it completely. I’m from the state where Starbucks is without a doubt the go to place. Iced coffee is for the summer and hot coffee is for the winter. I’ve been drinking dirty chai lattes from Starbucks for a few years now, and prior to that straight chai lattes were my staple drink. I love having options at Starbucks, although it can totally be overwhelming sometimes.
That said, Dunkin has roughly 5 choices in drinks, that being hot coffee, iced coffee, coffee with flavor, slushy type drinks, and hot chocolate. Not nearly as many choices as Starbucks, but I’d take their cheap-quick-cup-of-not-too-strong-coffee any day that I need a basic caffeine pick me up.
So who comes out on top in the Great Coffee Debate? That question has yet to be answered for me. I don’t know that I will ever have an answer for it, but I’ll keep you updated. For now New York and Boston are tied for the love in my heart.