Who wins the coffee war: Starbucks or Dunkin?

Emanuel Aguirre and Oscar Alfaro

What coffee do Morton students prefer:  Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?

From a recent survey conducted, the majority of the students at Morton East high school prefer to get their coffees from Starbucks.

According to the Article “Dunkindonuts.com,” there are 25,000 ways to order your coffee in Dunking donuts. Meanwhile, in “startbucks.com, ” it states that in Starbucks there are 87,000 ways to order your coffee. In a random survey of 100 mixed Morton East students, We found that 54 students prefer Starbucks. Starbucks has a vast selection and options to choose from; Morton Students would be attracted to Starbucks more than Dunking Donuts.

“Starbucks all the way. Let everyone know Dunking Donuts sucks,” English teacher Mrs. Ritz said.

Still, others have their reasons for staying away from Starbucks.

“Starbucks is so pretentious.  I am sick of buying a cup of coffee and leaving with $10 less in my pocket.  I also feel like the barista is always judging me.  And, by the way, grande is large, and tall is large, but venti doesn’t mean large at all, it means wind or 20– and at Starbucks, that’s the largest.  Small, medium and large makes more sense,” journalism teacher Mr. Frankfother said.

On the other hand one security guard doesn’t agree.

“Dunkin Donuts is better;  Starbucks is too strong,” Security Teresa said.

A counselor also agrees that Dunkin is the way to go.

“Dunkin Donuts (is the best);  I just love their croissant.  Starbucks is overrated and overpriced,”  counselor Ms. Claudia Alvarez said.

It is clear to see that money is a big factor when it comes to choosing the right cup of coffee. Because at the end of the day, Morton East students and staff  want the best bang for the buck.

“When I got money, (I go to) Starbucks; when I’m broke (I go to) Dunkin Donuts, one anonymous senior student said.

People have a close connection with both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts — different tastes and opinions when it comes to their coffee.