Team Starbucks

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

Starbucks offers high-quality coffee and tea, and they have been taking steps towards becoming more environmentally-friendly recently. They also offer a mobile app that is very easy to use. For these reasons, I choose Starbucks as my go-to coffee shop.

While Starbucks offers a lot of drinks on the sweeter side, they have a lot of great options that still have a strong coffee taste. For example, Starbuck has different types of flavors of their quality cold brew drinks, like salt-foam cold brew and pumpkin spice cold brew which both have just enough sweetness. While they are a bit pricey at $3.65-$4.95 for a grande, they are worth the price.

In addition to coffee, Starbucks offers other drinks and food items including Teavana tea drinks. My favorite non-coffee drink is the honey citrus mint tea which has less caffeine, but still tastes very good and wakes me up. The tea is citrusy and flavorful, and it only costs $3.45 for a grande.

During the holiday season, the stores offer a large amount of peppermint flavored drinks that are very fun and enjoyable. With such a wide range of drinks and food items, there is something for everyone at Starbucks.

In the past year, Starbucks has introduced strawless cups that eliminate any need for straws. Before that, they gave straws on the side in case you did not want a straw or were using a reusable one. Starbucks also offers a discount on your drinks if you bring your own reusable cups. Through these steps, Starbuck is holding themselves accountable and doing their part to reduce plastic pollution, making them superior to Dunkin’.

While Dunkin’ offers decent coffee, Starbuck goes the extra mile by having a diverse selection of drinks, holding themselves accountable by offering strawless cups and discounts for those who bring reusable cups and offering a mobile app.