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Topic: McDonalds vs. Starbucks (15 msgs / 542 lines)
1) From: Thomas Pfau
Not sure if this has been posted to the list or not...http://www.latimes.com/news/la-ex-coffee2feb03,0,542430.story-- 
tom_p
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2) From: Dan Kellgren
I couldn't agree more with this article.  There are NO good local coffee
joints in my area, so if I have to buy coffee 'out', my only choice IS McD's
new brew.  I'd say 80% of the time, it's drinkable (read: not good - just
drinkable).  It's rare that I find a SB brew that's even drinkable.
dk
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3) From: Leo Zick
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Mcdonalds (new) iced coffee is pretty good. Nice summertime treat, and
better than any others, esp b/c they use liquid sugar, no grains in your
mouth!
Too bad its not all over the country yet.  
From: Dan Kellgren [mailto:dkellgren] 
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 8:14 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +McDonalds vs. Starbucks
I couldn't agree more with this article.  There are NO good local coffee
joints in my area, so if I have to buy coffee 'out', my only choice IS McD's
new brew.  I'd say 80% of the time, it's drinkable (read: not good - just
drinkable).  It's rare that I find a SB brew that's even drinkable. 
dk
 
On 2/5/07, Thomas Pfau  wrote: 
Not sure if this has been posted to the list or not...http://www.latimes.com/news/la-ex-coffee2feb03,0,542430.story--
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4) From: Larry Williams
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I tried McDds the day I read the article.  I really feel sorry for the 
general public if they think that is good coffee.  There is nothing like 
our coffee.  Every cup is perfect.
Larry
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5) From: Justin Marquez
On 2/5/07, Thomas Pfau  wrote:
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From the referenced newspaper article....
"No matter how much McDonald's revels in its win of the taste test,
the company might be hard-pressed to use it in promotions. Consumer
Reports, which takes no advertising, strictly prohibits companies from
using its findings in ads."
Can they really do that? I can see where you couldn't quote the
Consumer Reports article verbatim without their permission, but is use
of the general content of a published article allowed?  Otherwise, how
could the newspaper report this?
MckeyD's could always say something like "A leading consumer testing
lab's results shows that our mediocre brew is better and cheaper than
that found at 4$..."
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

6) From: stereoplegic
ronald's using green mountain now, isn't he?
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7) From: Leo Zick
you bought 5 cups of coffee a day for the last 4 years at starbucks??
Quoting "True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)" :
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 2/5/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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I think the answer is that a news agency can report on Consumer Reports
findings as news, but a commercial concern is not allowed to use Consumer
Reports copywrited data commercially, i.e., in advertising.
Brian

9) From: Sandra Andina
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Krispy Kreme has pretty good coffee too (and gives you a choice of  
roasts); and for stuff made in a superauto, their capps and lattes  
are tastier than Starbucks.
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Sandra Andina
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Krispy Kreme has pretty good =
coffee too (and gives you a choice of roasts); and for stuff made in a =
superauto, their capps and lattes are tastier than =
Starbucks.
On Feb 5, 2007, at 8:36 AM, Leo Zick =
wrote:

Mcdonalds (new) iced = coffee is pretty good. Nice summertime treat, and better than any = others, esp b/c they use liquid sugar, no grains in your = mouth!

Too bad its not all over the country yet.

Dan Kellgren [mailto:dkellgren] =
Monday, February = 05, 2007 8:14 AM
homeroast= s.com
Re: +McDonalds = vs. Starbucks

I couldn't agree more with this = article.  There are NO good local coffee joints in my area, so if I = have to buy coffee 'out', my only choice IS McD's new brew.  I'd say = 80% of the time, it's drinkable (read: not good - just drinkable).  = It's rare that I find a SB brew that's even drinkable. dk
 On = 2/5/07, Thomas Pfau = <> = wrote:

Not sure if this has been posted to the list or = not...


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10) From: Thomas Pfau
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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$12k?  Wow.  With that kind of money, I'm sure you could get a real nice
roaster, a top-of-the-line espresso machine and grinder, and still have
more than enough money left to buy premium beans to last four years. 
And the coffee would be drinkable, too!  Aside from the lousy quality of
the coffee (which I thought was lousy before I started roasting) I could
never understand why anyone would want to pay $4 for a cup of coffee.
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11) From: Sandra Andina
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AFAIK.  Wingate Inns uses it for both its in-room brewers and in the  
free airpots in its lobbies. As long as you stick to the house blend  
and decaf, and eschew the foo-foo flavoreds (hazelnut cream, cinnamon  
bun, blueberry and--the least offensive flavor--rainforest nut), it's  
the best hotel coffee I've ever had (even the $7 pots of Garden City  
Hotel brewed coffee) that I didn't roast/grind/brew myself.
On Feb 5, 2007, at 9:54 AM, stereoplegic wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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AFAIK.  Wingate Inns uses it =
for both its in-room brewers and in the free airpots in its lobbies. As =
long as you stick to the house blend and decaf, and eschew the foo-foo =
flavoreds (hazelnut cream, cinnamon bun, blueberry and--the least =
offensive flavor--rainforest nut), it's the best hotel coffee I've ever =
had (even the $7 pots of Garden City Hotel brewed coffee) that I didn't =
roast/grind/brew myself.
On Feb 5, 2007, at 9:54 AM, =
stereoplegic wrote:
ronald's using green mountain now, isn't = he? Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.com

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12) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
In 4 years I spent just over $12,000 thinking I was getting good coffee
at *$'s..... I will spend appx 650.00 in my first year of home roasting
and I KNOW I'm getting better coffee!!!!! 
Information is power huh?
I haven't had Ronald's coffee in at least 7 years so I have no idea
about it.
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 108 and counting down..."

13) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Well they can conduct there own test and it could have the excat same
results then publist all they want....
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 108 and counting down..." 
"No matter how much McDonald's revels in its win of the taste test, the
company might be hard-pressed to use it in promotions. Consumer Reports,
which takes no advertising, strictly prohibits companies from using its
findings in ads."
Can they really do that? I can see where you couldn't quote the Consumer
Reports article verbatim without their permission, but is use of the
general content of a published article allowed?  Otherwise, how could
the newspaper report this?
MckeyD's could always say something like "A leading consumer testing
lab's results shows that our mediocre brew is better and cheaper than
that found at 4$..."
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

14) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I have a $6.85 drink @ 2 or 3 per day.....
Do the math....Lol can you imagine the roaster set up I could have for
that kind of money? 
Dietrick would be in my garage......
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
Safety Dept
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean
 "On station and on point 108 and counting down..." 
you bought 5 cups of coffee a day for the last 4 years at starbucks??

15) From: raymanowen
Too bad it's not all over the [planet] yet. Don't concentrate it all here
-ro
As Gen. George S. Patton said, "Let some other poor SOB die..."
On 2/5/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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