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Coffee across America

The quest for quality coffee. Those of us in big cities have tons of choices. In San Francisco we have fantastic local roasters like Blue Bottle Coffee Company, and if we can't get to Blue Bottle, we can always fall back to the Starbucks on every corner, or the handful of Pete's or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.

But what do you when you're not in one of the nations quality coffee hubs? A lot of people swear by Dunkin Donuts coffee, which I haven't tasted. But there's good news for y'all in the Northeast -- McDonald's franchisers in that area are launching their own premium coffee offering by none other than Newman's Own! "The new java, available in regular and decaf varieties made from Fair Trade Certified and organic specialty coffees, will sell in 650 McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Albany, N.Y." [Read the article.] Organic coffee in McDonald's! Who would have thought?


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Oct. 31st, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Dunkin Donuts is pretty good. I actually prefer it to Starbucks, because I disagree that a dark roast suits every bean -- Starbucks tastes burnt to me, and I like espresso. :-)

Out here, my favorite is Caribou -- mostly because I know the quality of the product because I used to give it to people myself. Though for me the temptation is always strong in any coffee shop to beg to go back behind the counter and make it myself. :-)
Oct. 31st, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Trivia Monday
Bluebottle was a character played by Peter Sellers in the old radio show "The Goon Show" - which was a precursor and main source of inspiration for Monty Python.

While Bluebottle has his own song, my favorite Goon Show episode is The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill on Sea).
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