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Old 04-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Amazed at the Timmies hate. I'm guessing you Starbucks aficionados must drink your coffee black. (Yike.) I can't do that, no matter whose coffee it is: it'd bounce.
I remember the one and only time I had a Starbucks. Somebody offered to buy me a coffee and I wondered how long the lineup must be at the Tim's across the lot, given they were gone getting that coffee for a half an hour. Imagine my surprise when they came back with Starbucks. Hey, they must like me, I thought, to spend that kind of coin on me. They don't call it Fourbucks for nothing.
Then I took a sip.
"I think they messed this up", I said, sheepishly. "Did you ask for a double-double? Because this tastes black."
'No, that's two sugars, two creams", I was told. I went upstairs, dumped a huge dollop of milk and a bunch of sugar in, then tried it again. It STILL tasted black and burnt. Down the sink it went. I felt guilty for wasting their money (and so much of it)...and then I told myself, if they'd just gone to Timmies like normal people, there'd be no problem...

Sorry, that sounded snotty. It's just that I have had to put up with YEARS of Starbucks people staring down their nose at me because I'm addicted to the creamy sweet goodness of a Tim's double-double.
Yes. Black. It's an acquired taste. No milk, no sugar.

I used to hate wine too. Also, an acquired taste.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #17
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Excited to be able to get good coffee in The World...not to mention Chai Lattes!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #18
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Love Starbucks and hate coffee at Disney, so It's a Win Win!
I agree!!!! But I do love that first Timmies when we get back home!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #19
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Yes. Black. It's an acquired taste. No milk, no sugar.

I used to hate wine too. Also, an acquired taste.
I drink it double double & never had it burnt tasting. I love going to the Starbucks at MCO on our way home.

Timmies tastes burnt to me when you get that bottom of the pot last cup. Even when it's fresh it leaves a rot in my stomach for the day. My boss goes every morning & I had to ask him to stop getting me Timmies coffee & now he gets me tea (which they still manage to screw up).

Now McDonalds, that's good coffee!
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #20
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I drink it double double & never had it burnt tasting. I love going to the Starbucks at MCO on our way home.

Timmies tastes burnt to me when you get that bottom of the pot last cup. Even when it's fresh it leaves a rot in my stomach for the day. My boss goes every morning & I had to ask him to stop getting me Timmies coffee & now he gets me tea (which they still manage to screw up).

Now McDonalds, that's good coffee!
I also like McDonalds coffee. What I do not like about Tim Hortons coffee is that for me it is so weak I feel like I'm drinking tea.

I can drink Tim Hortons tea, in a pinch.

We have always lugged a small coffee machine to WDW if we were staying on site. Cannot go without a decent coffee in the morning.

As an aside, when we were travelling through China a couple of months ago we purchased Starbucks VIA Ready Brew which are individually sized instant coffee packets. There was always a kettle and coffee mugs in the room. It was very good for instant coffee and much preferred over the hotels so called coffee.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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I also like McDonalds coffee. What I do not like about Tim Hortons coffee is that for me it is so weak I feel like I'm drinking tea.

I can drink Tim Hortons tea, in a pinch.

We have always lugged a small coffee machine to WDW if we were staying on site. Cannot go without a decent coffee in the morning.

As an aside, when we were travelling through China a couple of months ago we purchased Starbucks VIA Ready Brew which are individually sized instant coffee packets. There was always a kettle and coffee mugs in the room. It was very good for instant coffee and much preferred over the hotels so called coffee.
Ideally, the rooms should have Keurigs and a selection of coffees...that'd please everyone.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #22
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Ideally, the rooms should have Keurigs and a selection of coffees...that'd please everyone.
I would love to become accustomed to hotels of that calibre.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:07 AM   #23
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I'll drink either TH or Starbucks!

McDonald's is good and it's the cheapest.

I don't normally buy a cup of coffee. I make it at home-cheaper. I did enjoy my free Starbucks coffee on April 22nd.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #24
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Not a fan of Starbucks at all - waaayyy too strong. Unless there's a ton of caramel and whipped cream. But then I'm too cheap to pay for those fancy ones.

Would treat myself to a few in disney though!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #25
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I'd rather a Starbucks over a Timmies anyday. Timmies is disgusting & I don't know how anyone can drink that sludge without the gut rot it gives me.
I am finding this lately as well... what did they do to the coffee that is causing this??


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I used to hate wine too. Also, an acquired taste.
This just made me giggle!

For me I just used the coffee maker in WDW we had with our fridge swap at All Stars, It was great to have it made in the room for me every morning while I was in the shower! I can only handle one or 2 a day, so I am not as excited at Starbucks opening buts its great to have some choices. I am addicted to the Mocha with a shot of raspberry in it!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #26
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SO excited to get a proper vanilla latte if I would like one! I too would take any other type of coffee over what's available in Disney. I also think a lot of folks confused strongly brewed coffee with 'burnt' tasting
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:55 PM   #27
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Milder Starbucks

For some of you, it might be worth a visit to Starbucks again. Now that they serve their "blonde" roast as the mild coffee, it is more appealing to those who like a milder brew. IMO it is comparable to a Second Cup, Timothy's (not Timmie's - yech!), or McDonald's cup. Very nice cup of coffee.

Also, another to the Via brew in a pinch. Good thing to toss into the knapsack.
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I also think a lot of folks confused strongly brewed coffee with 'burnt' tasting
I don't think so. There is a world of difference between strong coffee and the taste of over-roasted beans. I drink either espresso or cappuchino several times a day (I have my own machine), and know burnt when I taste it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #29
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The issue isn't over roasted beans, but a barista that doesn't know how to tam the grind, or they ground it wrong, or they let it flow too long. I've had them accidentally make a double instead of a single - but there was only single grinds - so it was burnt.

I do make my own at home most often, but when out I like starbucks - though I really don't like coffee - so if it isn't dessert in a glass, then I'm not buying it.
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The only decent coffee to be had was at Kona.
Have you tried Kouzzina or Contemporary Grounds? Both are in the same league

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I drink either espresso or cappuchino several times a day (I have my own machine), and know burnt when I taste it.
My Italian ancestors are rolling over in their graves! LOL It's cappuccino.

Timmies/shimmies...starbucks/farbucks. Lavazza? Now THAT'S coffee!

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