Initial Reactions to New Starbucks Brew

starbucks-newcup.jpgSo is the new 'Bucks jolt juice as smooth as they say? We asked some coffee drinkers at the Starbucks branch in Rosslyn, Virginia, and heard a lot of mixed sentiments. Too strong. Smoother. Watery. Worse than Dunkin'. Worse than McDonald's. Free. Old-school. People, make up your minds!

  • "No good. Pretty strong. I had to put a lot of cream in it to make it OK. I'd call myself a Starbucks drinker, but not this." —Sam
  • "I like it. It's smoother. Normally Starbucks coffee seems to cater to the non-black-coffee drinkers. Too burnt-tasting normally. But this I could take black." —Malcolm
  • "Kinda watery. I haven't had McDonalds in a while, but I think I like theirs better." —Imran
  • "Good. Yeah, good. Not a big coffee drinker, but hey it's free." —Dan
  • "Tried it without anything first, and it was just okay. It's called 'roasted' now, and it definitely has a roasted flavor. Personally I still like Dunkin' because they make it sweet and blond." —Michael
  • "I like it strong, and that's strong. My daughter drinks those caramel macchiatos, but I like mine black." —Nancy
  • "I like mine mild. My favorite thing to order here is the Venti Mild Colombian. For a mild drinker, it's still a bit high." —Carl
  • "Real strong. Wow, it's almost got an old-school taste." —Frank
  • "It's decent. But you know what, they never should have gotten rid of the organic milk." —Fred

Reactions taken from the Starbucks located at 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Rosslyn VA 22209