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Who makes the best coffee in town?

Response Percent Votes
My favorite locally owned spot.
 
39% 366
My coffee maker at home.
 
27% 253
I don’t drink coffee.
 
21% 197
Starbucks.
 
11% 107
Total 923

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

also good if you are on a summer raft trip near BV, Colorado : try bongo billys coffee !http://www.bongobillys.com/

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Jim Phillips 5 years, 9 months ago

My Coffee Snob was offended Mocha-doo's, the kiosk inside the HyVee on 6th Street, wasn't mentioned. According to her, it is the best coffee in town. Me? Let me pour myself a cup of campfire coffee and ponder it a spell.

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Shatt 5 years, 9 months ago

Folger's. Coffee snobs suck and need to find more important hobbies. That is all.

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Christine Pennewell Davis 5 years, 9 months ago

Not to be mean but dang you all spend to much on coffee just make it at home and buy a huge travel cup to take with you.

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Mkh 5 years, 9 months ago

Don't drink coffee...drink Yerba Mate', it's much better for you.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate

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Meatwad 5 years, 9 months ago

Bubble Tea at House of Cha. OK it's not coffee but it has a lot of caffeine.. and it's darn yummy.

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unklemonkey 5 years, 9 months ago

summer: rocky raccoon at z'swinter: mocha at z's or prima tazza

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justfornow 5 years, 9 months ago

Without a doubt Dunkin Donuts.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

This is tough.Fighting urge to go try Dunkin's coffee..just so I'll have an excuse to pick up crullers.Of course, then common sense would say, don't buy a couple, they're cheaper by the dozen.Then, also of course, with gas the way it is, better to buy two dozen than one.It's a downhill slope..kinda slippery.

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toe 5 years, 9 months ago

LaPrima, if you don't mind waiting most of the day to get it.

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BigPrune 5 years, 9 months ago

Is Starbucks going out of business locally?Personally, I like a medium coffee from McD's with four creams (and they even put them in for you). It's a helluva lot cheaper then the fancy places too.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

make that chai tea or hot chocolate at about 3pm, and I might convert!

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eugunieum 5 years, 9 months ago

On Sundays, Lawrence Wesleyan Church. We grind and brew our own, from Mother Earth or Parisi. We have de caff, a really nice "regular, and a good dark roast. Fresh roasted, fresh ground, fresh brewed. Yes, I know, this sounds like an ad, sorry.

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chapdaddy 5 years, 9 months ago

Dunn Bros. may be the worst excuse for a coffee house. I'd rather have McDonald's.

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Kookamooka 5 years, 9 months ago

Z's Divine Espresso drive through! They put the latte art on top even when the put a lid on it. That's going above and beyond.

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auturgy 5 years, 9 months ago

Z Z Zs!!I love me some Java Break chai, though NOT cold!

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budwhysir 5 years, 9 months ago

I am going to miss paying 5 dollars a cup at starbucks, I always swing in after putting 400 dollars worth of gas in my 30000 dollar gas guzzeling suvHowever, I make the best coffee in town and have nothing to worry about.

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pennsyl 5 years, 9 months ago

I miss the old "Pywacket" days.

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jaghawk 5 years, 9 months ago

I've always hated starbucks. It's always gritty and needless to say, way overpriced. My favorite coffee is a double iced Double Decadence with whipped cream from Java Break. It is a bit pricey but totally worth it. By FAR, the worst cup of coffee I've ever had was from Mirth. I don't even know if Mirth still there or not, but the coffee I had there tasted like liquified Vegemite.

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macon47 5 years, 9 months ago

yeah, dunkin donuts is a nice place to golike dollar general is better cause you dont have to get all dressed up likeyou are going to walmart

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M. Lindeman 5 years, 9 months ago

I have to agree Dunkin Donuts does a damn good job with there coffee. It really is a nice place to go, not just for the coffee.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

thanks b, good to know someone else noticed that too.

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bniccole 5 years, 9 months ago

Bistro Bella. and Multidisciplinary-I agree! they no longer offer the old(better tasting) french vanilla (or the old hot chocolate)- now they taste watered down.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 9 months ago

I miss the old French Vanilla capp at McD's.When they switched to the new campaign the free one they offered at the beginning couldn't compare.I wonder if they still have the original FV flavor, and I just don't know about it.Anyone?

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chapdaddy 5 years, 9 months ago

  1. La Prima Tazza, THE original coffeehouse in Lawrence and hands down, the best.2. Z's3. Milton's4. The Merc5. Wheatfield's
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Cait McKnelly 5 years, 9 months ago

I can't believe Aimme's was only mentioned once (and then misspelled). Their iced coffee is to die for. The creamiest and richest of any I have ever had and I've sampled from every coffeebar in town. For an everyday cup I don't make myself, I go to McDonalds. I like them much better than Dunkin Donuts. In fact I will buy breakfast elsewhere than go through the drivethru at McD's just to get the coffee.

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geniusmannumber1 5 years, 9 months ago

It's not even the Folgers that bugs me--hell, I'm eating at a diner. It's just that the Folgers is lukewarm and weak.

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brother_cumulus 5 years, 9 months ago

And by the way....if you are drinking Hayes' coffee you are drinking Folgers

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blessed3x 5 years, 9 months ago

I really like Dunkin' Donuts, but, as strange as it may sound, McDonald's new coffee is actually very good! I never have liked Starbucks.

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Meryl Carver 5 years, 9 months ago

I like "The Bee's Knees" at Mirth.

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fu7il3 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm all about the Full Vengeance.

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logicsound04 5 years, 9 months ago

Bought: J&SOverall: self-brewed Full Vengeance from The Roasterie

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nugget 5 years, 9 months ago

Starbucks is the Wal-Mart of coffee. They've not been a true leader in quality for ages. They're a leader only in number of stores. Last time I checked, that wasn't a guarantee of quality. Give me the juice at Henry's, J&S or Z's any time. Plenty of other good ones.

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Confrontation 5 years, 9 months ago

What would happen if Z's became a national chain? Would the locals start hating it? You bet your a** they would!

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jayhawkerincali 5 years, 9 months ago

Whenever I come back to visit, I always make my stop at J&S at least once or twice. Good coffee, great people. Always enjoy the staff and the regulars. If I have coffee at home that I make, gotta go with Dunkin' Donuts. But I've been so used to making it myself to my liking, that when I actually go to a Dunkin Donuts store it tastes like crap. In LA my options are Starbucks or Coffee Bean, both of which totally suck.

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misslawrence 5 years, 9 months ago

YAYYYYYYY EASTSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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geniusmannumber1 5 years, 9 months ago

Sorry, anxiousatheist. I find Z's mediocre. I find Dunkin Donuts to be universally excellent. I'm sorry that you think local ownership equals a little magic fairy dust that makes your coffee taste better.

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kef104 5 years, 9 months ago

Krause's, it has something to do with the little hand made chocolate cups that are filled with cream and have Kahlua poured over. Then they add the coffee.

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akuna 5 years, 9 months ago

For me Miltons, La Prima Tazza, and then Z's. I haven't had Amy's coffee in a while, but it was decent. As for the Java Break, I used to love going there, but now it's as sad as an aging hipster. And the best cup of coffee is definitely not at the Pulse or whatever the coffee shop on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union is called.Jimbo has peaked my interest in J&S' Brazil Yellow Bourbon. I may have to make a trip just to get their coffee. I am a sucker for a good name.

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Rex Russell 5 years, 9 months ago

For just a cup to go of regular coffee to go:1. Z's on the eastside2. Prima Tazza3. I'm sorry to make the coffee purists angry but, they are right, Dunkin Donuts makes a cup that far exceeds any chain out there. Top notch.

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bd 5 years, 9 months ago

Who cares!This rag sucks!

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Laura Wilson 5 years, 9 months ago

I was going to say Dunkin Donuts, too. (as I drink a cup)My French press makes a darn good cup, too.

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spiderman 5 years, 9 months ago

LPT, Z's, and Dunn on 23rd are all very good.starbucks ? rarely

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Clint Gentry 5 years, 9 months ago

Z's by far, anybody saying Starbucks or dunkin' donuts is a joke. It's like saying mcdonalds has the best hamburgers...

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geniusmannumber1 5 years, 9 months ago

Jeez, for someone who drinks 4-5 cups a day, I'm trying to remember the last time I had a cup of mindblowing coffee. I think I like Dunkin' the best, although the Java Break's Cafe Lawrence I always dug (haven't had it in years). I do know what the consistently worst is--Hayes.

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Robert bickers 5 years, 9 months ago

J & S at 6th & WakarusaTheir Brazil Yellow Bourbon is just about the best coffee I've ever had.

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macon47 5 years, 9 months ago

i figure the folks that have the needto buy their speciality coffee fromthe coffee houses are the same onesthat pay a dollar for bottled water, and then complain about the price of gas.a fool and his money are soon parted

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 9 months ago

dunkin is the best, next would be 'starbucks columbian' at home with my 8.98 walmart coffee pot. What's up... I pay more for the coffee than the coffee maker.... oh well... it works great.

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brickner1 5 years, 9 months ago

LPT! Or my own french press. With sugar in the raw.

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whatupdown 5 years, 9 months ago

600 stores to close, close them all, they are a bad joke.

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Eric Neuteboom 5 years, 9 months ago

Well, what kind of coffee are we talking about? For my money, my Cuisinart Grind 'N Brew is the best cup of joe in town!

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inatux 5 years, 9 months ago

I second that! Dunkin Donuts.

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