Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just for Fun: America's Obsession with Dunkin' Donuts

Warning: This post may not be suitable for Starbucks lovers.

If you travel outside of the country in search of a Dunkin' Donuts, then you will be making a futile attempt.  Dunkin' Donuts is mostly confined to being an American obsession.  Other countries may have their coffee shops, but the fact that most American's need coffee in order to even function is astonishing to me.  Of course, being a coffee addict myself, I can more than understand the need for a good cup of coffee - or a medium regular to be exact! Compared to its other major competitor Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts is simple. It's comforting. It's home.  Granted, I sometimes do have an urge to order a Grande Iced Soy Latte with one Pump Raspberry, but usually I just want to be able to order a cup of coffee with no strings attached. 

Although I understand the appeal of Starbucks, it is undeniable that Dunkin' Donuts is still number one, especially in New England.  New Englanders love their Dunkies! In Haverhill, MA alone there are eight Dunkin' Donuts (and nine if you count the one in Bradford, MA).  If you do not feel like waiting in all the lines though at Dunkin' Donuts, then here is a simple home solution: 



1.) Buy a bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee grain
2.) Buy cinnamon
3.) Fill coffee pot with water and coffee grain 
4.) Sprinkle a light layer of cinnamon on top of coffee grain before brewing
5.) Brew coffee and get your coffee mug ready! 

Not many people are aware of this little cinnamon trick.  Just by simply adding that layer of cinnamon to the coffee before brewing will bring the flavor of the coffee out even more. It is every coffee lovers dream come true!

Aside from America's obsession with actually drinking coffee, people love to eat it as well. Yes, you read correctly. I said eat.  One of my more recent cake orders from a customer was to create a Dunkin' Donuts box filled with large donuts.  Here was the end result: 

Now go make yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the rest of your day!
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