Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
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I came from the Boston area, the land of Dunkin Donuts. My old town we had a Dunkin donuts every two to three miles, so I would have umpteen oppurtunities to stop at a drive thru on my way to work. Everybody always has a coffee cup in their hand no matter where you go. In RI, people eat coffee ice cream and coffee flavored milk. I never knew it was such a regional thing.
I come to KC and they finally built a DD about 30 minutes from me, so if we are in the area, I do stop by. DD was in KC about 20 years ago, but left because it did not do well. ( DD in this case is the nickname for Dunkin Donuts ).
We do have Starbucks and Panera, but people just don't drink it the way they do back east.
The Folgers factory was right here downtown, so I would smell it when I when I went for walks at lunch but it closed last year. Most people here buy Folger's for home use. I actually like Folger's now too, even better than the DD I make at home.
Here, I can't remember the last time I had a good cup of coffee out of my house, except at a little breakfast shop in my town, and they use a coffee I have never heard of. It is much better than the Starbucks and DD's.
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