I am going to make a very bold and brave statement.
I think Caribou Coffee is better than Starbucks Coffee.
Don’t get me wrong I love Starbucks but Caribou has won over my affection for a few reasons.
Reason 1 : When you order a mocha or white mocha from Caribou they give you a chocolate covered espresso bean to go with it. It’s very tasty (not to mention their white mocha’s are probably the best taste on this entire planet)
Reason 2: Caribou knows that ordering a tall coffee is ridiculous. Starbucks seems to think that tall means small. At Caribou a small coffee is actually a small coffee. You don’t have to deal with tall, grande, and venti. It is just, small, medium, and large. Ordering a tall coffee and getting a small is stupid.
Reason 3: I saved the best for last, the main reason I choose Caribou over Starbucks coffee is because Starbucks rips you off. It’s true, If you order a venti coffee (aka large) from starbucks they do not add more flavor or anything, in fact they give you the same amount of pumps and flavor as the tall (aka small) coffee. So what are you getting in your coffee when you order a venti? To fill up the cup Starbucks will add milk or water so it looks as if there is more in the cup then there actually is. In the end a venti from Starbucks will taste watered down and almost flavorless. If I wanted a cup of hot milk I’d do that at home, for free.
Favorite Caribou drink- White Mocha
Favorite Starbucks drink- Pumpkin Spice Latte ( I just don’t order a venti)