Team Dunkin’

Sophia Miller, Sports Managing Editor

What do you look for in the perfect coffee shop? Low prices, bigger drinks, food variety. All of these things point towards Dunkin’ as the superior coffee shop.

Since Starbucks is more popular than Dunkin’, everyone assumes that it is better. However, this is not the case. We tend to follow others and copy them even if it is not the best option, but once you give Dunkin’ a try, you will never look back. 

Dunkin’ is a cheaper option, which is important if you plan on getting coffee on a regular basis. A medium Dunkin’ drink is 24 ounces while a grande from Starbucks is a mere 16. Despite this difference in size Dunkin still offers cheaper drinks. A medium iced coffee from Dunkin’ is 16 cents cheaper than one from Starbucks. A small iced coffee from Dunkin’, which is also 16 ounces, is a whole 66 cents cheaper than a Starbucks drink of the same volume. While this price difference might seem trivial for a one-time shopper, if you buy coffee more regularly, it will start to add up. 

In addition to this, Dunkin’ has a greater variety of breakfast options, with breakfast sandwiches made on the spot. In contrast, Starbucks’ treats come straight from a plastic bag. At Dunkin’, you can get fresh donuts, muffins and breakfast sandwiches. Too many high school students skip breakfast, the most important meal of the day, but if you go to Dunkin’, you can get both good coffee and breakfast to fuel your energy throughout the long day. 

Contrary to popular belief, Dunkin’ also has an app where you can order ahead to a store. This allows you to skip the line and save some time. In addition, you can become a member, allowing you to receive certain perks, such as free coffee and food items. 

The only thing that Starbucks has over Dunkin’ is a greater drink variety. But who really needs variety when Dunkin’s original drinks are better? Starbucks’ wider variety is merely an attempt to make up for the lack of flavor in their classic drinks. This is not to say that Dunkin’ doesn’t have any drinks other than coffee. (If you’re looking for a non-coffee drink, you can get a personal favorite of mine: frozen hot chocolate.) 

For all of your morning needs, Dunkin’ is the better choice. And let’s be real, who wants to be seen as basic, anyway?