Coffee at Starbucks

bog bog
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Originally posted by fizzygato
I'm trying to find a drink that's coffee-ish tasting, but isn't straight up coffee, but isn't super sweet/ sugarfied. Does anyone have any recommendations?

What is your favorite drink to buy from Starbucks/ what do you think of ... More
I know this is crazy, but I actually don't drink coffee!

As for a coffee-like drink, you can roast the roots of many plants and brew it for something coffee-like! Chicory is often used as a flavor additive to coffee, and grows wild in much of the United States! (We called them "cornflowers" where I grew up.) Just stick 'em in the toaster oven for that roasty coffee flavor!

Not only can it be found practically everywhere, it's medicinal and without poisonous look-alikes in North America!
02/15/2013
purpledesert purpledesert
I like mom and pop coffee shops.
02/15/2013
solly solly
I am not a fan of Starbuck's at all really, their iced drinks and lattes are okay but their coffee always tastes burnt to me. I prefer mom and pop shops but I mostly brew my own.

One of my favorite things to make at home is a simple iced coffee; you can sub soy or almond milk if you are lactose intolerant. Or for an alcoholic twist, try making a white russian with cream or half and half, kahlua and a splash of coffee (vodka is optional for me, only add it if you want something very strong) - it's wonderful! Sweet tooths can add a splash of simple syrup (boil water and sugar together) if desired to make either drink smoother.
02/15/2013
Kitka Kitka
The only thing I get from Starbucks on occasion that is coffee-like is the White Chocolate Mocha.
02/15/2013
MilitaryLove MilitaryLove
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Originally posted by indiglo
I prefer going to a local place, but I have friends who LOVE Starbucks - so when I'm with them, I'll get a little something. I just think they're overpriced and really not all that good. It tastes like mass-produced coffee, unlike the ... More
I agree 100% with you!
02/15/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
better at the store
02/15/2013
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I like made-at-home better - this applies to all drinks, notably hot chocolate. I've found that that way I can customize it the way I want to and add all sorts of delicious toppings.

I buy from Starbucks only as a last resort - maybe around twice or three times a year.
02/15/2013
spiced spiced
For regular ('Americano') coffee, we make it better at home with high-quality beans and a french press. Starbucks isn't nearly as good as what we make - and it's absurdly expensive.

For lattes, cappuccinos or other funky beverages like that, we don't have the equipment at home, so on the rare occasions that we drink stuff like that, we get it outside. We prefer Mom & Pop places over corporate places like Starbucks.
02/15/2013
Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
I like fraps from Starbucks but i make my own lattes
02/15/2013
Flower1 Flower1
i like at home coffee
02/15/2013
GONE! GONE!
I wish I knew how to make frappuchinos at home, that's my favorite item there but I never get them. They're too expensive for what's basically a milkshake/Slurpee hybrid.
02/16/2013
HK154 HK154
I love most of the drinks at Starbucks. But when I don't feel like spending $5+ on a drink from there, I buy the International Delights or Silk Iced Coffee from Walmart. I have tried to make my own coffee at home but it never taste the same as when someone else makes it for me.
02/18/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I drink a lot of coffee at home and I drink a lot of coffee at Starbucks. No recommendations on drinks though - 99% of the time I'm drinking straight up coffee. Not into the sugar-laden froufrou drinks much these days.
02/22/2013
Haifisch Haifisch
I don't do sugar in my coffee. Ever. So the people at Starbucks tend to look at me sideways when I order coffee. I prefer it at home, but there are more Starbucks than anything else around where I live. The only Barista that hasn't given me a funny look is one that works inside of a Target near my house- and it's because he drinks his coffee the same way I do. I typically get my coffee with sugar-free syrup if I EVER get it flavored, otherwise I just put cream in it.

Although, I own a Keurig, so honestly, I don't even bother going out to drink coffee most of the time. The best place for me to buy it made has been Dunkin' Donuts. Nearly all of their syrups are sugar-free, so I can get an iced coffee with no sugar, and have it flavored with caramel & vanilla. And it doesn't taste like pure sugar! It's nice.

Not going to lie, though, I feel like I make better coffee than Starbucks can at home.
02/24/2013
RonLee RonLee
I like the coffee that I make at home, but I also like Starbucks on occasion.
As well, if I'm going to meet someone for coffee to talk about whatever, it isn't going to be for coffee out of my thermos.
02/24/2013
Bleu Bleu
I like starbuck's blended drinks.
02/24/2013
gloomybear gloomybear
coffee at starbucks is always gonna be super stron which is why i never buy coffee there i dont know where ur from but if there are any eienstien bros bagel shops around you their mixed coffee drinks are very sweet and delicious
02/24/2013
Hermosura21 Hermosura21
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Originally posted by deltalima
I love the double chocolaty chip latte. Some drinks are better made there.
Mm sounds great for right now
02/24/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I don't drink coffee...so woo! an option
02/24/2013
LexiKitten LexiKitten
White chocolate mocha is for you then! Just make sure you tell them you want it stirred. I also try it before because they never taste the same and if I wish it to be a little more sweet I add some of the powdered vanilla in it. SO GOOD. There's also two "secret" drinks you can get. One is a Crunch Berry frapuccino, and one that tastes exactly like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
02/24/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I like black coffee, and the best I have had is from Blue Bottle in San Francisco. I am too lazy to make at home so I buy.

If you love coffee-ish drinks that are not very coffee-like, Starbucks is your friend. If I want a sweet coffee treat nothing beats Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk.
05/22/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
MMM! Coffee made at Starbucks or any store.. is so much better than home.. I'd love to learn how to make it that good at home..
05/23/2013
quackbuster quackbuster
I love lattes, which are very difficult to make at home if you don't have an espresso machine. However, I think regular coffee is much, much better made at home, & so much cheaper.
05/23/2013
Silvervines Silvervines
Really depends on what I'm wanting. I usually just have straight coffee with a little creamer so most of the coffee I make is from home. Some things they have at Starbucks are good but then I can be a little picky, I don't like everything on their menu. ;P
05/24/2013
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Depends on the beverage some taste better from strabucks but it too expensive even when it good.
05/24/2013
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i personally hate starbucks.... their coffee is disgusting... never had anything good there... i love little local coffee shops tho their coffee is the best ... and i'm a Mocha girl... hot, iced or frap all is good
05/24/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
Starbucks is burned. I cannot stand it. I like our biggby coffee places in the Midwest. Way better.
05/25/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I like starbucks but I just get plain old coffee as I don't like consuming a lot of sugar.
06/11/2013
karenm karenm
I like coffee from coffee shops better.
06/11/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
While I like coffee made from Starbucks (Double Mocha Frappacino) I usually end up making coffee at home.
06/19/2013
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