A Review of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

August 22, 2009

Reviews

I splurged. I’m on a coffee binge these days. Don’t ask me why, because the temperatures have been in the high 80s and 90s and you’d think I’d be wanting iced tea or something. But I’m just loving coffee right now, and so I’ve been experimenting with a few of the “fancy brands” (or “foo-foo” brands, as we call them around here).

So I was at the local Walmart, checking out the coffee styles, brands, flavors, and *GULP* prices. I’ve tried various brands– the Folgers specialty stuff, the New England brand, Starbucks, and Eight o’Clock. I’m not much for flavored coffee- the stuff tends to sting my nose and give me headaches because of all that chemical “artificial” flavoring they add to it. By the way, what the heck does that MEAN, “artificial” flavoring?? It could be anything, right? Rubber from tires, teflon from DuPont’s overflow waste… ?? I get really peeved when it comes to food labels, because the wording is so shady. :hmph:

Well, anyway, I saw the Dunkin Donuts bag on the shelf, saw that the price was *comparable* (gee, only 2x as expensive as the “basic” coffee!), and thought “Aw, why not!” I don’t have many vices (I confess that I do bite my fingernails), so splurging on a little pricey coffee was OK. Plus, I made some good money this past week (bless you, Elina!) and I wanted to SPEND some of it. So I bought Dunkin Donuts coffee, wooohoo! I’m becoming such a spendthrift, eek!

And me, being the blogging lass that I am, decided to do a review on my findings. 😀 I went home and perked some right away.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :frolic: Yummy!!

It’s better than Starbucks. Much better.

It’s smoother. I like smooth coffee– heavy, strong coffee bothers my stomach, and so I can only drink very fresh coffee, and very mild coffee. This stuff is really good! It’s smooth, and I can even have a cup of it after it’s been sitting there.

    Pros:

  • Smooth.
  • Smells heavenly.
  • Comes in a nifty, heavy-duty, resealable bag.
  • You can get it in whole beans or ground. I got mine ground.
  • Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Doesn’t last very long (because everyone comes out of the woodwork to help drink it up!).
  • Some places don’t sell it. You can buy it online at the Dunkin Donuts website, but it’s more expensive there.
  • You will crave Dunkin Donuts donuts, especially those vanilla-creme-filled ones.
  • You won’t sleep nights because you will have had 1,349 cups of coffee that day

So in a nutshell, what do I think about Dunkin Donuts coffee? Thumbs up! :mrgreen:

Coffee tin picture from 50s RetroSigns.

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7 Responses to “A Review of Dunkin Donuts Coffee”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    DD is by far my favorite coffee! Gotta have the French Vanilla with a french vanilla creamer YUM-O. I like CoffeeMate’s best with it.

  2. Renee Says:

    I would have been happy to help you drink that coffee! 🙂 My favorite coffee so far is that raspberry chocolate coffee!! Mmmmmmmmmmmm! One of these days I will have to get a package of that for myself!

    I love that retro sign!

  3. Lisa Says:

    I’m like you, hate artificial flavorings in my coffee. I haven’t tried the Dunkin Donuts coffee at home yet but i like their coffee at the shop…….Especially with a donut 😉

  4. Lisa Says:

    By the way, I love your new look. Don’t remember if I said this before but it’s great!!

  5. Rebecca Says:

    I see we have some coffee nuts around here… mmm. 🙂
    Jennifer, I do like the French Vanilla creamer, small amounts. 😀
    Renee, you can come over anytime to have some coffee!
    Lisa- yeah, those donuts, UGH. LOVE them, too much. Thanks for your input on my blog design! I did wonder if other people would like it.

  6. Bill Says:

    Dunkin’ DOnuts coffee is THE BEST!
    You hit it right on the head. It is very drinkable. I actually look forward to my first cup every morning.

    It’s even better if you buy it at one of their stores, though. They have much btter equipment than people do at their homesand can really bring out the flavor.

  7. politcus Says:

    I avoid flavored coffee like the plague! Even if they didn’t put in unknown chemicals into it, who needs the extra flavoring? I’d much rather get good coffee to begin with and enjoy it.

    DD is OK, if a bit bland. Have you tried any of the Ethiopian blends? Trader Joe’s has at least one that is really good. Strongish, but smooth, with not too much acidity.

    As far as Starbucks is concerned, I only drink the stuff if there is no other choice, as Starbucks coffee is invariably over-roasted, harsh and yukky. I wonder who the roasting guru is at Starbucks? They really should get somebody else to finally make their brews palatable.