Assessing Different Coffee Options
If you drink coffee every day like so many people do it is a huge decision deciding which brand you will be loyal to. Very few people frequent different brands, everyone seems to have their go to. There are different reputations of all the brands, but which one really is the best? Below we take a look at a few major coffee options and what makes them great.
Dunkin Donuts has become one of the most well known brands in the world. In recent years especially, there have been new Dunkin Donuts popping up all over the place as the brand’s popularity exploded. This is part of what makes Dunkin a great daily coffee option, there is one on the way to and from pretty much every where. The Dunkin Donuts app is a huge advantage of using DD. You can download the app and load it with money so you can use it as a payment method every time you are at a store. The app also enrolls you in the DD Perks program which will give you all kinds of discounts and bonuses. You earn points each time you pay with your app and receive free items after certain amounts of points. Dunkin also has a more extensive food menu than most other coffee options so it is a great place to grab a coffee and a bite to eat.
The other major coffee chain in the United States and around the world is Starbucks. It is a slightly pricier option than Dunkin Donuts, but some people don’t mind paying extra for the experience. Starbucks is a more personal and high class in store experience. There are very few drive thrus as Starbucks aims to be more of a cafe where people can sit and read or enjoy wifi. Starbucks are not quite as common as Dunkin Donuts, but there is always one not far off your route. The food menu at Starbucks is not quite what it is at Dunkin, but they still offer a variety of breakfast options. There is a Starbucks app but with a rewards program similar to Dunkin Donuts. If you are looking for more of a place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee for a few minutes, Starbucks is the place for you.
7/11 or Wawa
7/11 or Wawa for the local residents are a great place to stop for coffee. It is perfect if you are getting gas or anything else in the morning. The drawbacks with these stores usually lie in taste and the fact that you have to make it yourself. You are not handed a ready to drink coffee like at Starbucks or Dunkin, instead you pour it yourself and add whatever you wish. Coffee at 7/11 and Wawa tends to be a little cheaper than the coffee centric stores, but you do not have the extensive list of coffee drinks. You will have more and often better food that you can buy with your coffee at these stores making it a great option for breakfast. Both the stores have an app that has a great rewards program. Wawa has free coffee days for rewards members and 7/11 offers every 7th coffee for free! So if you don’t mind doing a little work yourself, Wawa and 7/11 are always great coffee options.
Make It Yourself!
Let’s face it, we all know this is probably what we should be doing. But keeping coffee supplies stocked and getting up and making it every morning is much harder than just buying one everyday. Making your own coffee every day can save you hundreds of dollars a year. You don’t realize it, but a coffee for 2 dollars or so really adds up when you are doing it 5 days a week all year long. If you are able to make your own coffee it is a great idea not only for the financial savings but the time savings. You will save time on your daily commute if you are not adding another stop for coffee and are just going straight to work. Although it may not be the fun way to go, making your own coffee makes a lot of sense.
If you are a coffee lover you probably already have your regular spot. So many of us stick to the above options without experimenting with the others. They are worth trying if for no other reason than signing up to the rewards programs often gives you something for free!