On Morning Coffee

There’s a Dunkin Donuts about two blocks from where I work. I stopped there this morning, bought two donuts and a large coffee. Dunkin Donuts has a plan–they want to take down Starbucks, and I’ve always been partial to Dunkin Donuts coffee. It’s cheaper than Starbucks, it’s not as fancy as Starbucks, and if you want that caffeine hit it tastes really good.

The donuts were fab. The coffee was not.

The coffee tasted weak. And it didn’t look like coffee. Rather, it was a strange solid suspended in a brackish liquid of a light brownish cast.

Frankly, I was disappointed. If Dunkin Donuts is going to take down Starbucks, this isn’t the way to win converts.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *