Starbucks VS Peet’s Coffee
Two of the most loved and popular coffee spots are definitely Peet’s coffee and Starbucks. Both of those hotspots are extremely suitable for breakfast and afternoon coffee, with lots of students that normally bring their computers to do some research. Given that these spots are usually very busy, there is an apparent dilemma as to who provides better coffee.
So, which one do you prefer?
Even though Starbucks is famous for delivering complicated orders, I have to admit that Peet’s certainly won this part of the competition. Even though it takes longer to be completed, it seems that the staff has put a lot of effort when preparing my drink. In contrast, Starbucks often gives me my coffee badly mixed or with a missing ingredient. It is understandable as they are really busy, trying to satisfy as many customers as possible, albeit, the presentation can make a real difference.
As much as I hate to admit it, Starbuck’s coffee is somewhat watery with a bitter note at the end of every sip. On the other hand, Peet’s heated the milk brilliantly and there was no bitter aftertaste. For long I have assumed that this is just the taste of the espresso, however, I was really wrong. Yet again, I mostly order my coffee at Starbucks, meaning that I was meant to have one or two bad coffees. Right? As I have just tried Peet’s coffee I cannot be sure whether I was lucky to get the perfect java or that their coffee genuinely tastes that good.
One of the advantages of Starbucks, which Peet’s is missing, is the simplicity when placing an order, namely trough their mobile app. I honestly feel that more companies should implement this. On mornings when I’m late, which is often, the only way I can get my coffee is to use the app to it is ready when I arrive to collect it.
Starbucks initiated a ‘grounds for the garden’ scheme, allowing customers to select different leftover coffee grounds for composting. It was placed in the top 15 of 2008 if the Environmental Protection Agency list, as its cups comprise of 10% recycled materials.
Although, Peet’s reuses more than 90% of its plant waste. It recycles everything, including the bags, the cups and even the beans!
I understand that there is a lot offered by a cup of coffee, yet Starbucks seems to concur the market’s best areas. Despite the occasional burnt coffee that may not be as smooth as Peet’s, it is a very positive zone. Therefore, even when I’m late and I have only 20 seconds to get my coffee, Starbucks is my go-to place. What is yours?