Coffee Wars: Dunkin' Donuts vs. Starbucks
October 04, 2010
by Janina Todesca '11
One name brand coffee shop on campus may be enough for some colleges, but not Stonehill.
"I'm sick of Dunkins, I'm glad we have a Starbucks here now," said Meg Powers, a Stonehill senior.
With the new opening of The Hill Stonehill brought Starbucks coffee to campus, despite the fact that Dunkin' Donuts is just footsteps away at the Science building.
"Starbucks is much better. Dunkin' Donuts is not good. At Starbucks you know you can always expect good coffee," said Kathryn George, a Stonehill junior.
Bringing these two classics to campus poses the frequently debated question; Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts?
"I like Starbucks for the taste, not the price, you can just tell it's a richer coffee," said Katie Vozzella, a Stonehill senior.
Despite the somewhat high prices, some students enjoy Starbucks for its diverse menu.
"I like Starbucks. It is just bolder and better, plus they serve soy milk," said Anny O'Neil, a Stonehill senior.
But many students do not like the venti frothy caramel lattes, and would rather stick with the basics.
"Dunkins is so much cheaper, and it's so good! Just as good as Starbucks but you're saving your dolla-dolla bills," said Jenn Davis, a Stonehill senior.
Those who work at the two coffee spots say they are booming with business.
According to Donna Macdonald, an employee at The Hill, things are running smoothly and The Hill has been slammed with people asking for coffee, "It is creation coffee and it cannot be rushed. Soon we will expand the menu to feature the frozen beverages," said Macdonald.
Yet, over at Dunkin' Donuts there are requests for coffee and more, "We have been really busy. Tons of people come here for the food, not just the coffee," said Matthew Tenore, a Dunkin' Donuts employee.
Despite their equivalent amount of business, students stand strong in picking their side in this feud. "Dunks without a doubt, Starbucks is just too fancy," said Jake Wood, a Stonehill senior.
Despite the difference in opinion, both coffee shops offer just enough caffeine to keep the Stonehill students going.
"I could not function without my daily coffee, whether it's Dunks or Starbucks," said Jacquelyn Tierney, a Stonehill senior.
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