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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:25 PM
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Si Infidele: Coffee drinkers like to 'drink around'
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:25 PM by marmar



INVERNESS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While there are many millions of coffee drinkers who rely completely on Starbucks to satisfy their coffee urges, more than half of Starbucks customer visits come from customers who regularly visit Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds for a hot beverage and/or breakfast over the course of a month.

This is among the findings of QSRdna, a massive benchmark survey of the annual shopping habits over 15,000 quick serve restaurant (QSR) customers conducted by CustomersDNA, a marketing and research consulting firm.

The QSRdna report found that while 41 percent of Starbucks customer visits come from customers who can be considered loyals who did not visit any other coffee/breakfast chain during the average month, 53 percent, identified as roamers, also stopped by either Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds during an average month.

Shopping patterns for Dunkin Donuts customers were similar (42 percent loyals and 53 percent roamers). McDonalds had the most loyal customers, with 62 percent of the visits by those that did not visit either Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts during the average month. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110414006778/en...




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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:28 PM
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1. is this just plain coffee or everything ? i never understood those who just had to go to starbucks
i guess if there is a drink or some other item that nobody else has.

but i was at some convention thing once and wanted to get some food . the only place that seemed to be open was starbucks and i asked someone if that's theonly thing open and she told me about a few other places but they aren't starbucks.

i think coffee bean tea leaf is better than starbucks.
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:12 PM
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25. The black coffee at Starbucks is pretty nasty
DD black coffee is great but highly acidic, hard on my tummy
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:28 PM
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2. I can't stand Starbucks coffee taste; I always buy from independent coffee stores. The burger>>>
chains have even worse coffee. Any coffee that has been standing hot for over 30 minutes is ruined.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:31 PM
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3. I like a soy latte from 'Bucks, because the steamed soy milk overrides the overroasted bitterness...
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:35 PM by marmar
..... of the coffee. .... But just a plain cup of coffee at Starbucks? You'd be better off pouring dirt into a cup of water.


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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:33 PM
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15. I love Starbucks French Roast. That's what I make at home.
Different strokes, as they say.

Bake
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:26 PM
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20. They over-roast their beans
Consumer Reports ran a taste test a while back and "Charbucks" came in behind McDonalds!
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:35 PM
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4. Panera Bread for me, when I go out just for coffee
Or as it was once known. St. Louis Bread Company.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:37 PM
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5. I'm a coffee ho - don't matter where it comes from - it's just gotta taste good. nt
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:38 PM
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6. I drink mine at home 95% of the time. Peet's Kenyan, whole bean, freshly ground and made in a French
press. No need to roam, especially to either of those options. Ick.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:25 PM
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12. Jamaica Blue Mountain for me.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:17 PM
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17. Ewww, fancy.
;)

Not strong enough for me, smooth and nice, but not enough oooomph.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:23 PM
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19. Not the way I drink it.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 09:25 PM by hobbit709
Black as delta mud.

Occasionally I switch to Ethiopian or Yemeni.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:55 PM
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27. Haven't tried Yemeni, tried Ethiopian. Black as delta mud. lol
Awake for days. ;)
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:09 PM
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7. I go to the gas station on my way to work.
Coffee's not bad, (although thier Kona blend's has gone down in quality ever since they started putting it in the bigger jugs rather than the carafes) and they use it as a loss leader. 99 cents for any size.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:10 PM
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8. Prefer actual coffee shops over fast food joints.
Independents, Starbucks, Caribou etc. No clowns or donut greasepits for me.
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:14 PM
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26. Yes!
My favorite is Cornerstone Coffee in Indianapolis (broad ripple). Their Black Thunder is mmmmm and the place is laid-back and cozy.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:15 PM
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9. Coffee unit in - coffee unit works
This should be not surprise. Starbucks or any coffee shop place is a treat for most people.

I get one maybe twice a month other than that I just make some in the morning and use it to get me going.

Going to Starbucks every workday is a $100 monthly expense most people are not going to be able to do.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:20 PM
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10. We rarely drink coffee outside of our home or offices
but we're genuine coffee drinkers.

Blue mountain at home is way better than expensive cheap coffee from anywhere. The only time we buy coffee is at the airport and they have great blue mountain or after dinner in a restaurant.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:27 PM
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13. +1000 on JBM
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:24 PM
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11. I am a caffeine-based lifeform
I have never been to a Starbucks, I haven't set foot in a McDonald's in over 20 years, and the nearest Dunkin Donuts is 20 miles from me.
I brew my own at home and rarely have coffee when I go out.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:29 PM
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14. I love good coffee and would never get my coffee
From Starbucks or mcdonalds.

Plenty of other choices.
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:45 PM
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16. Benny's Blend from Fairway and a good espresso machine
and I don't have any need for Starbucks, McDonald's or Dunkin' Doughnuts
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:21 PM
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18. I love Starbucks iced coffees
I am there so often, the baristas have it waiting for me when I come in (they know my car!).
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:55 PM
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21. Dunkin' Donuts = Carlyle Group.
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:09 PM
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22. A good cup of 3 hour old
Navy shipboard coffee, and a great sunrise in the middle of the ocean and I'm good to go.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:11 PM
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23. A cup is a cup in most places, at least to me
My most often places:

1. home
2. 7-11
3. Dunkin
4. Wawa
5. Starbucks/indie shops
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:11 PM
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24. THE ONLY reason I do Starbucks
is that I take hubby to school and the STARBUCKS is nearby. Otherwise I'd do my locally owned coffee shop.
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