Discussion in 'Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board' started by cpbjgc, Apr 23, 2012.
Ideally, the rooms should have Keurigs and a selection of coffees...that'd please everyone.
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I would love to become accustomed to hotels of that calibre.
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.
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!
I am finding this lately as well... what did they do to the coffee that is causing this??
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Have you tried Kouzzina or Contemporary Grounds? Both are in the same league
My Italian ancestors are rolling over in their graves! LOL It's cappuccino.
Timmies/shimmies...starbucks/farbucks. Lavazza? Now THAT'S coffee!
One thing I'd like to mention before the coffee debate really starts percolating. If WDW was in Canada and this was the "American Trip Planning and Community Board"...would this thread exist? I highly doubt it.
Americans don't seem to drink coffee. You can drive the entire length of I-75 without seeing anything resembling a Tim's, a Country Style, a Coffee Time, a Robin's...
That's why I had to laugh when Krispy Kreme came to Canada. I was reading a press release in which their CEO said "we're not afraid of the competition [after specifically being asked about Tim's]. Our donuts are prepared fresh and they are in a league of their own."
I knew right then they'd fail. Because they obviously hadn't done any market research at all. Tim's donuts ARE terrible. They're also an afterthought. Very few people go to Tim Horton's for the donuts. I thought about calling up the CEO of Krispy Kreme and saying "IT'S THE COFFEE, STUPID!"
Sure enough, the entire population of Canada flooded into Krispy Kreme in its opening week, ooohed and aaahed over the donuts, had a coffee, threw up, and never went back.
Oops! Didn't mean to start a Tims v. Starbucks debate (which has been quite civil - so kudos to the posters ). It's funny how passionate Canadians can get about coffee.
This has always been an issue for us - finding good coffee in the U.S. outside of specialty shop. We were actually happy to see Krispy Kreme down in North Dakota as we could finally have a coffee that didn't taste like steeped tree bark. Isn't it funny that Fargo, North Dakota got a Starbucks before Disney World?
I am not so much a coffee snob as someone who knows what they like and it was always a bit of a search to find a good cup in the parks. There are a few spots that serve up good brewed coffee (Artist's Point, Writer's Stop, Kona Cafe, Kouzzina to name a few), but definitely few and far between. We usually take a french press pot and some ground coffee with us to avoid the new coffee machine taste we always ran into at the Disney resorts. Being able to score a coffee I like in the park will be a huge bonus for me.
According to Wikipedia:
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an international coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 19,555 stores in 58 countries, including 12,811 in the United States, 1,248 in Canada, 965 in Japan, 766 in Great Britain, 580 in China and 420 in South Korea.
Last year when we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal they had Keurig machines in the room and they provided coffee, tea and hot chocolate for the machine. It was lovely, so much so that we came home and got ourselves a Keurig!!
There will always be debate over Tims and Starbucks.....to each his own it doesn't matter to me which you like honestly I don't know why people feel a need to slam the one they don't like it's very strange.
Hmm I have to say I miss Krispy Kreme. I grew up in FL and nothing really compared once I moved north. As to Coffee drinkers. I think Candians aren't so much coffee drinkers compared to Americans, but so set in supporting their 'canadian' coffee that they block anything else out. I honestly don't know anyone who actually LIKES Timmies coffee. Starbucks has several different varieties that are quite good. The biggest thing they have going for them is there's one on every street corner in every country (that I spend a significant amount of time in anyhow). And it's the same coffee where ever you are. Not so for times. Even within our city, each timmies has it's own state of bad coffee. Some are more stale, some are fresher, some are stronger, some weaker. So the timmies by my house might be absolutely horrible, but the one 6 blocks away okay. The frozen, shipped donuts are the same from shop to shop, but not the coffee.
Italians, Greeks those are coffee drinkers. And I don't recall seeing a starbucks over there - everyone I talked to was so passionate about their coffee, they spat when starbucks was mentioned
Coffee in europe is not like coffee in north america. In Italy when you to to a cafe you walk in and order your coffee and stand there and swig it back leave your money and go......you don't sit in a shop with 50 others and have a "jug" of coffee and donuts and chat for an hour....it's hit and run with the coffee almost like a hit of drugs. North Americans use coffee as an excuse to sit around and chit chat and eat crap.......we drink it by the gallons also. I think Canadians drink large amounts but when you go to a US store like a Dunkin or whatever they might as well be asking for the pot the cups are so large. Why on earth do people think they need 32oz or coffee ?
Of course Soda (pop for canadians) is the same in the US....I remember an Italian shop keeper after finding out we were Canadian and not American telling us about how the sizes of the soda's were so large in the US and that is why the Europeans think the people from the states are so large. ..... funny the opinions of us from others around the world.
Yeah but Canada has a population of 34 million, where the US has a population of over 300 million.
So with the coffee shop per person ratio, it really is about the same.
Edited to add: I couldn't agree more mollyseven! Coffee is a social thing in our culture. SOOO different in Italy!
That was my point. I think we drink the same amount of coffee. Give or take. Some eat more donuts than others though. Which is an entirely different topic which I am willing to discuss on another thread.
Respectfully disagree on the coffee, because we're talking one chain here (Starbucks). Between them and Dunkin' Donuts, there's some 19,000 coffee shops in the States. There are over 3000 Tim Horton's in Canada, which extrapolates to 30,000 if the States had the same concentration. Then there's Robin's, Country Style, Coffee Time, (yes) Starbucks, and probably some regional chains I don't know about.
Coffee is HUGE here. And Tim Horton's has 62% of the coffee market in Canada vs. 7% for Starbucks....for all the people who hate the coffee there, they must be doing something right.
This is an interesting link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/43393500/
Now leave me to my wine!
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