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Old 06-17-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Coffee In WDW

Ok, so this is a bad thing.

My parents kinda let me start drinking coffee and im actually starting to like it, but its starbucks. I heard that the coffee served in WDW is like yuck! So, where in WDW is the best place to have a coffee??

If this doesnt make sense, im sorry!
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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it makes sense... this is a recent topic that has gotten some airplay...

Kona Cafe has press pot.

The lobby of the CR has a real coffee place.

Anyone wanna chime in with more?
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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it makes sense... this is a recent topic that has gotten some airplay...

Kona Cafe has press pot.

The lobby of the CR has a real coffee place.

Anyone wanna chime in with more?
I'm staying at the Polynesian!!!

Thanks for the quick reply!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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They actually serve Starbucks coffee at the Java Cafe located inside Shades of Green resort (a short walk from the Poly).
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:04 PM   #5
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Apparently the Wave has great coffee, and you can get starbucks at the Swan and Dolphin. Haven't had coffee at the Wave yet, but I can report back in less than three weeks!

I believe the podcast review of the Wave mentioned good coffee, so that is one source to validate the claim.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:06 AM   #6
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I'm a coffeeholic and is one of the main reasons I choose to stay at the Poly. Love the Kona coffee. There is also good coffee at Boma and a kiosk in Asia I think at AK. Haven't tried Starbucks inside the Swan/Dolphin but I just might have to try it out this next trip. Would love to see WDW solve this problem for all us coffee lovers but alas.... don't think that will be happening.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:16 AM   #7
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I hope Disney will allow some better coffee in as any existing contracts expire. I am sure there is a huge market for them to exploit.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:37 AM   #8
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Nestles and Nescafe are so deeply embedded, it would be like switching away from Coke. I am guessing the best you can hope for is niche locations.
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The 'rule of thumb' for coffee at WDW is that any third party vendor/establishment will sell something other than the standard Disney coffee. Think Wolf Gang Puck Express, Earl of Sandwich, McDonalds, Swan/Dolphin, Hess Stations, any of the DTD West Side restaurants, etc.

I do not think this 'rule' applies to the World Showcase countries becuase, in my opinion, they all have bad coffee (except for specialty coffee's).

As far as Disney owned and operated establishments any of the 'signature' restaurants are allowed to serve alternate coffee as well. For example The Wave, Jiko, V & A, etc. However they are not required to - they can still sell the Disney coffee if they want and many do.

The good news for those of you staying off Disney property or who have a car there are plenty of great coffee places in the area - Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, independent places, etc.

I always ask when I order coffee whether it is the standard Disney coffee or not. I find most cast members are honest and will tell you what they serve and if it is any good.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures

One thing we discovered while in MK when a caffeine hit was badly needed (think long lines at Dumbo), was buying a coffee, a hot chocolate, and a 3rd cup. We split the coffee and chocolate to get a moc-mocha. It actually went down pretty well. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:43 AM   #11
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I'm pretty bad with coffee...I basically drink it all day long, so at Disney, I can really start to drag early to mid-afternoon when the 3 cups I had that I made in my room totally wear off. At that point, it's usually any port in a storm and I will down some of the swill in the parks if I have to, but if possible, I really try to get over to the Contemporary lobby or somewhere that sells something decent. I understand that Nestle and Nescafe and deeply embedded, but seriously there should be some decent options somehow, especially in MK.
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I really need a good cup of coffee to start the day....so I pack my own coffee grounds and filters. I use the coffee maker in the room and I always get a good cup of joe!
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:02 PM   #13
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The press pot at Boma is the best coffee I have had at Disney. I also loved the Moroccan coffee at Restaurant Marrakesh. It is coffee with a shot of espresso and orange blossom water. Of course both of these require eating at the restaurant but they are two of my favorite restaurants so it works for me.
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One thing we discovered while in MK when a caffeine hit was badly needed (think long lines at Dumbo), was buying a coffee, a hot chocolate, and a 3rd cup. We split the coffee and chocolate to get a moc-mocha. It actually went down pretty well. Hope it helps.

This is what Kevin used to do for me on a Disney Cruise before they opened the Cove Cafe.

The 'regular' coffee on the cruise seems to be worse than at WDW so he would create a mocha for me using the hot chocolate mix
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #15
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it makes sense... this is a recent topic that has gotten some airplay...



The lobby of the CR has a real coffee place.
Looks like our next stay at WL will include a morning boat ride to CR for some real coffee then the monorail to whatever park we are headed to that day.

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