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Starbucks 18 32.73%
Dunkin' Donuts 6 10.91%
Tim Hortons 6 10.91%
Costa Coffee (UK) 0 0%
Krispy Kreme 2 3.64%
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 1 1.82%
Gloria Jean's Coffees 0 0%
Caribou Coffee 3 5.45%
Caffè Nero (UK) 1 1.82%
Pret a Manger (UK) 1 1.82%
Dutch Bros. Coffee 1 1.82%
Au Bon Pain 0 0%
Peet's Coffee 7 12.73%
Biggby Coffee 1 1.82%
Coffee Republic (UK) 0 0%
Caffè Ritazza (UK) 0 0%
Baker's Dozen Donuts (Canada) 0 0%
Coffee Beanery 0 0%
Coffee Time (Canada) 0 0%
PJ's Coffee 0 0%
Dunno/Don't like coffee 4 7.27%
Other (Please list) 3 5.45%
42 mg of caffeine 1 1.82%
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Maybe I'm basic, but I absolutely love Starbucks. The mobile ordering, the aesthetic, the atmosphere in their stores, and of course the coffee. There is a super comfy Starbucks right down the street from my apartment and chilling there on a weekend is super cozy.
Me too!! The Dark Roast is always brunt and bitter tasting like I like and the Flat White is my afternoon pick me up. I have been a loyal customer for 15 years now, and I would be closer to retirement if I had been a shareholder for all of that time.
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Coffee shops don't exist to serve black coffee
I have been getting black coffee from Starbucks every day for 15 years. I think you would be surprised how many people order their brewed coffee.
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I'm too poor to blow hundreds of dollars on something as basic as coffee. So I always make mine at home and don't ever buy from coffee shops. Also, the ridiculous calorie savings.

Now TEA, on the other hand, I'm a total sucker for Argo Tea (for the occasional treat). Unfortunately there presence is extremely limited and I don't live in any of those areas any more. So I just buy their loose tea online once in a while and make iced tea at home, but it's not quite the same. Mint Mojito and Green Tea Ginger Twist were the best drinks ever.
I do both. I make cold brew at home, $15 for 12 oz of good beans, grind them, steep 12 oz of coffee in 7 cups of water at room temperature for 16-24 hours, strain and refrigerate. Lasts me a couple weeks.

But I go to the coffee shop when commuting. Espresso, cold brew, macchiatos, cortados, and unsweetened lattes.
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my go-to place in nyc is macaron café, but they get their coffee elsewhere. I forget where though.
They have great bread/sandwiches (and macarons!)
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Yeah, they're all parallel too IIRC. Ever try their cookies? I like it more than Levain imo.
Yeah, they're great.

I had the nitro cold brew for the first time Monday (I think it's only available at the original location; I usually go to the 36th street one).
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Coffee shops don't exist to serve black coffee
Espresso is also minimal in calories.
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I love, love Starbucks. It's my home-away-from-home. I love the breakfast sandwiches, I love the lunch sandwiches, and I have a bunch of different drinks I order based on what I'm in the mood for.

A little caffeine? or none? (I'm super sensitive to it and can't have much)
Tons of sugar and whipped cream? Or no sugar just whole milk?
A drink or snack or treat for my kids?
A Chai latte for my coffee-hating husband?
Soy milk when I've had to avoid dairy while my babies were tiny?

I love that I can order my drink "warm" from the app so I don't have to wait an hour to be able to drink it without burning my mouth.
OTOH I love being able to order it extra hot if I want to save it for later in the day.

I love the fast wifi, the ample seating near electrical outlets, the clean single-use bathrooms, the friendly staff, the atmosphere/lighting/decor.

I love the drive through for when I have a baby napping in the car and I want them to stay that way.

I love that the cups tend not to spill in my car.

I love that there's plenty of parking at the ones I frequent most often.

I love that they are open at 5:30am when I'm driving to work.

I wish there was a local place where I could get all that, but it's just not the case. I have a couple of local coffee shops I try to go to every now and then for an espresso treat - I love a Con Panna, and unsweetened espresso is pretty blah at Starbucks.

Dunkin Donuts is fine, but not as cozy a place to spend a few hours studying. And I've never been to any of the other places on this list. Visiting a Tim Horton's someday is one of my great hopes in life.
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I like any hot black decaf coffee. But if we were voting for favorite FAQ, I would vote for the OP's.
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Me too!! The Dark Roast is always brunt and bitter tasting like I like and the Flat White is my afternoon pick me up. I have been a loyal customer for 15 years now, and I would be closer to retirement if I had been a shareholder for all of that time.
I started going to Starbucks pretty frequently when I was a freshman in college, fall of 1996. I haven't gone daily that entire time (especially recently, because $$$) but there have been long stretches where I did. The total dollars I've spent there are probably into 5 figures by now.
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calorie savings? if you get black coffee from a coffee shop it has like 10 calories.
and if you add tons of cream and sugar at home you can get coffee-shop level calories!
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