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  • cellarhound
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    Originally posted by circleVision
    Cracks me up when people say, " I need your strongest coffee".
    That depends... Strongest Flavor or Strongest Caffeen?

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  • circleVision
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    Originally posted by cellarhound
    Well, I had coffee this morning at La Brea... And I wasn't too impressed with it... But then again, I like Sumatran Blends - be them Starbucks or Peets...

    However nothing compares the house roast at Calistoga Roastry... I am telling you, the best coffee I ever had came out of there...

    It's the BEAN... not just the brand...
    And how it is roasted. Starbucks double roast all their coffees which gives that more intense flavor but also tends to taste burnt to some people.
    Double roasting also leaches more of the caffeine out too. So, the stronger, bolder coffees have less caffeine.
    Cheap coffee, like from Burger King or from a can of Folgers actually has more caffeine.
    Cracks me up when people say, " I need your strongest coffee".

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  • Whatever
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    Originally posted by circleVision
    So true. I work for Starbucks and we get constant complaints about Licensed Concepts stores. These store are located in Vons, Albertsons, casinos and so on, but for some reason suffer in service and quality.
    I've had coffee at these before. They are in Barnes and Nobel, THe Great Indoors, etc.. I only get Starbucks if nothing else is available. Anyway, I couldn't tell the difference in the various versions of Starbucks from a product perspective. THe service is kinda spotty though. The mixed drinks (mostly milk and sugar) are OK, if not even close to being authentic versions of what they are named. Their plain coffee tastes like burnt toast.

    This video sums up Starbucks IMHO (some naughty language, BTW): http://www.illwillpress.com/vault.html Play Small, Medium, Large, then play Coffee House Propoganda.

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  • cellarhound
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    Well, I had coffee this morning at La Brea... And I wasn't too impressed with it... But then again, I like Sumatran Blends - be them Starbucks or Peets...

    However nothing compares the house roast at Calistoga Roastry... I am telling you, the best coffee I ever had came out of there...

    It's the BEAN... not just the brand...

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  • circleVision
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    Originally posted by Glad Game Guy
    For those of you who wish Starbucks would provide the coffee be warned!

    Only Starbuck stores feature their own trained baristas. All other locations (airports, campuses, etc.) are not Starbucks employees, they are employees of the airport, campus, etc. and do not have the same training. Quality varies GREATLY at these "other locations."

    If Starbucks were to provide the coffee, regular DL cast members would be serving it. May not exactly be the best solution...
    So true. I work for Starbucks and we get constant complaints about Licensed Concepts stores. These store are located in Vons, Albertsons, casinos and so on, but for some reason suffer in service and quality.

    Starbucks is way over rated and sadly, has become the McDonalds of coffee.
    I hate that we have gone to automated espresso machines and have become so bottom line focused. No need to send Baristas to school to learn how to make a shot of espresso when all they have to do is push a button.

    Someone mentioned Illy espresso. Your right, it is very good. Cafe La LLave is the best.
    Last edited by circleVision; 03-16-2005, 05:47 PM.

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  • Not Afraid
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    The name "Peets"

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  • mousepod
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    Starbucks at Disneyland!? You might as well suggest McDonald's fries!
    um. er. yeah.

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  • ah schucks
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    Originally posted by MasterGracey
    I had the mocha malibu coffee drink at the Baker's Field Bakery when I was there last week. It was really good, but not like a frappucino from starbucks... The malibu is made with ice cream I believe, so its creamier and less icy than a frap. However, its a great drink...

    The rest of the coffee oferings at the parks, however, are just bad bad bad
    I keep saying, this is my new favorite thing at DCA- some people have there traditions about going and getting a lollypop at Disneyland Confection shops, some people have to have a churro or turkey leg...me I gotta have that Malibi Frap!

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  • MasterGracey
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    I had the mocha malibu coffee drink at the Baker's Field Bakery when I was there last week. It was really good, but not like a frappucino from starbucks... The malibu is made with ice cream I believe, so its creamier and less icy than a frap. However, its a great drink...

    The rest of the coffee oferings at the parks, however, are just bad bad bad

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  • bjvb15
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    Just to let you guys know, some places serve nescafe and others serve the stuff roasted at Bakersfield. The beans that are roasted at the resort are not from nescafe (can't remember the company but when i do i will report to you guys). they roast the coffee for the sit down restaurants and buffeterias. I am not sure what places still serve nescafe (i think most of the fast food places, not buffeterias) use the prepackaged stuff from nescafe.

    (A little knock on the execs in foods)
    With the new line schedules we will be able to know when your favorite barista is working and be able to go back when they are there

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  • thndrmtnskp
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    if you hate the coffee blame nestle. every food location in the park has to serve it, cuz they're a sponsor. around 2001 they took over as the coffee sponsor replaced all the old coffee machines that made a decent cup with their machines that suck. that is all.

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  • thndrmtnskp
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    Originally posted by cellarhound
    I have a coffee related question...

    Late in the day by the by gate the entire sunshine plaza reaks of burnt coffee...

    Now, I don't know if they are simulating the roasted coffee smell that used to be at the Hills Brothers plant right next to the bay bridge that looks an awful like the golden gate... Or what...

    What's up with that? I can't understand why you would have coffee sitting on the burner for that long? Don't you know how to brew coffee?

    Ok, I will stop compaining... but I only bring it up now because Ah Schucks pointed out the coffee issue...
    thats because at bakersfield bakery roasts coffee beans all day long.

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  • Metal God
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    starbucks would be like $10 a cup at disneyland. I like the bakery's coffee ok. Its not perfect but at least its brewed.

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  • Alchimedes
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    Originally posted by Alan-A-Dale
    The problem with putting a Starbucks in Disneyland is that there are already enough long lines in Disneyland! It takes forever to get a coffee drink from a Starbucks (or the like) and I pity the poor kid whose got to wait on Mommy's half-caf, double-foam, extra-hot latte.
    Don't forget the 130 degree temp!! :lol:

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  • Alan-A-Dale
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    Originally posted by ah schucks
    The problem with placing a Starbucks or high calaber coffee shop in the park is we all know that no matter who supplies it, if they served high priced high end coffee- the lines would be ridiculous!
    The problem with putting a Starbucks in Disneyland is that there are already enough long lines in Disneyland! It takes forever to get a coffee drink from a Starbucks (or the like) and I pity the poor kid whose got to wait on Mommy's half-caf, double-foam, extra-hot latte.

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  • speederscout
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    I've done a lot of work on Catalina Island and for some years Starbucks was the only coffee served on the Catalina Express boats dispite the fact that most passengers hated it. Thank God in heaven they finally changed brands, though I'm not sure as to what. A cup of Starbucks is about as subtle and soothing as being hit over the head with the tree branch the beans grew on. Try bouncing around on a high-speed boat while a cup of overly bitter, pungently strong coffee acid eats away at your stomach.

    Fortunately we've got a wealth of coffee shops here in Redlands, and only two of them are starbucks. All the rest offer better character, unique atmosphere, and original (and tastier) selections.

    I've been thinking that the coffee in Disneyland used to taste better than it has recently. I have a couple of cups every time I'm at the park, but I've never had grounds in my cup... ick. And it is true that I've enjoyed the coffee at DCA more than Disneyland's recently, though I thought it was just me. I'm going on Sunday; I'll have to do a taste test.

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  • Alchimedes
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    Originally posted by Tigertail777
    Bwahaha! did you know the owner of Peets used to be part owner of Starbucks? He broke away from starbucks because he wanted to focus more on the art and flavor of the product. I drink a little coffee, but Peets TEA rocks!!!!
    Well I think Peet's is doing a better job, Because on more then one occasion I have become sick from a bad Starbuck's batch.

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  • Tigertail777
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    Bwahaha! did you know the owner of Peets used to be part owner of Starbucks? He broke away from starbucks because he wanted to focus more on the art and flavor of the product. I drink a little coffee, but Peets TEA rocks!!!!

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  • DisneyMickey
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    I take my mom all the time and she HATES the taste of Disneyland coffee, but loves DCA's.

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  • Alchimedes
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    Starbucks is a little overated, (But I settle for it) You should try Peet's Coffee. Peets-Major Dickason's good strong coffee.
    Or "Illy" from Italy, Best espresso out there.

    That way Starbucks isn't branded on every corner of Disneyland.
    The coffee in the Blue Bayou is from DCA Bakery, (Brea) It is not bad.
    Last edited by Alchimedes; 03-11-2005, 11:25 PM.

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