Coffee Drinkers Weigh In: Have There Been any Improvements in WDW Coffee?

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Coffee Drinkers Weigh In: Have There Been any Improvements in WDW Coffee?

I know we've danced around this before, but Coffee Drinkers, have you found improvement in Disney Coffee? Or is finding a decent cup still an adventure? I know that the coffee bars (like the one at the Contemporary) are good but can be a hassle to get to, especially first thing in the morning. What about other resorts/parks?

Please, DTD, please - just let Starbucks in. Please. Smile

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Please, DTD, please - just let Starbucks in. Please. Smile

I think I read Starbucks is going to DTD in Disneyland so maybe there's hope for us yet. Either I read it, or I dreamt it. Smile

I like Starbucks coffee but I'm finding as I get older I can't drink it like I used to. A Dunkin Donuts would be nice.

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My fav is the Kona Coffee served @ the Poly, but if you're not staying there, its obviously not easy to get your morning coffee there.

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In general I find the Disney coffee terrible. However, I'm a big fan of Kona coffee too bad I don't stay at the Polynesian.

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I've heard that Disney coffee is terrible. It's true then? It really is that bad?

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I am an old coffee drinker. Nothing wrong with Disney's coffee that I can taste. Of course one the submarines we used to put dirty socks into the coffee maker just to give it more flavor.
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Yes Disney has Nescafe pretty much everywhere. It is pretty nasty at first but you can get used to it. Some of the restaurants like Kona , Cali grill & some others have some really good coffee though. You can also find some good coffee at some of the vendors in the parks.

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athenna wrote:
My fav is the Kona Coffee served @ the Poly, but if you're not staying there, its obviously not easy to get your morning coffee there.

Yes! The 100% kona coffee delicious! It's served in a french press and is about $7.50 and serves 2.

I loved it so much I bought the $40 - 12 oz. bag of it to bring home!

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Here's where I read about Starbucks coming to Disneyland. According to a couple of the comments, you can get Starbucks at the Swan and Dolphin.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/01/18/rumor-starbucks-and-earl-of-sandwich-may-come-to-disneylands-downtown-disney/

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I'm a coffee activist and so is the husband. laugh We are both long term starbucks store managers, however we don't usually consider our brewed to be the best. Actually, I rarely drink it at home. I had a really hard time with the coffee in WDW. I sometimes prefer the diner coffee or my aunts pot she reheats throughout the day. wink At WDW, though, I stopped trying to drink the coffee after day 2 and got my caffeine fix from a cherry coke. We did find the coffee bar in the contemporary and I apologized about 100x when DH and I placed our orders. I explained that we both work for starbucks and I'm sorry we are so annoying. she laughed and made our drink just about perfectly. The day we ventured to universal we gps'ed the closest starbucks as soon as we got in our rental car. laugh laugh laugh yay yay laugh laugh laugh

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I don't mind the coffee at WDW. I've had better, and I've had worse. Pour a little Bailey's in it, and it makes it much better. Smile I would take it over McDonald's coffee any day.

I was talking to a lady at work one day about Disney World. And she said to me "they have really good coffee, it's Nescafe". It took all my strength not to laugh knowing how most folks feel about the coffee there.

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yuck nescafe yuck

next time i'm bringing some VIA with me.

I sound like walking starbucks advertisement. biggrin

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Most of the nicer restaurants now serve real coffee instead of the Nescafe you find at the counter serve places. I do like Kona Cafe ghe best. I would love to see a Starbucks in DTD. We do not drink their plain coffee but both of us love their specialty drinks.

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I will second JoAnn C and her request for Dunkin Donuts coffee here in New England they are on every streetcorner and you don't need a translator to get a cup of coffee like at starbucks.

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All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
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Vettelover wrote:
I will second JoAnn C and her request for Dunkin Donuts coffee here in New England they are on every streetcorner and you don't need a translator to get a cup of coffee like at starbucks.

You know I've been drinking Dunkin Donuts' coffee lately and it's really pretty good. Not very strong, but a nice taste. I still don't care much for their donuts though.

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All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
Joe

That actually sounds really good. You should patent that Joe.

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In the parks it is swill. . . But at the restaurants, after dinner coffee with dessert isn't bad. The Kona at Poly is very good. Just wish I could get a good tall breve latte somewhere. I'd not mind having to venture for such a treat, either.

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I still swear by the Press Pots at Boma, it's a beautiful bold blend of African Beans. Delish!

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subvetss wrote:
All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
Joe

subvetss wrote:
All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
Joe

That is exactly how I drink my coffee or maybe I should say how I can stomach coffee....the hot chocolate makes it so much better

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Isn't gonna happen. I am resigned on my next trip (we drive a measly 3 hours to get there) to bring my coffee maker and good coffee from home. Last week at WL the in-room stuff in the mesh disks were ok but you can't get it hot enough. The Nescafe at the commissary. Ugh!!

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nikamel wrote:
subvetss wrote:
All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
Joe

subvetss wrote:
All the coffee I drink at Disney is at Pop Century food court. I mix half hot chocolate with the coffee and a little cream. taste's great.
Joe

That is exactly how I drink my coffee or maybe I should say how I can stomach coffee....the hot chocolate makes it so much better

I'm pretty sure coffee & chocolate together is called a mocha silly I love the Gloria Jean's Mudslide Mocha awesome

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On our last trip, we headed to the Poly for lunch because we love their counter service, and I was going to go to the coffee bar. I was so excited - until I found it CLOSED! So I went to Kona Cafe, and asked if they would PLEASE let me buy a decent cup of coffee there. I don't remember it being remarkable, and I wanted it to be Smile But it wasn't bad. I normally make an Americano in the morning. I should just start traveling with my espresso machine Smile

Thanks for all the good conversation, Guys!

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Lizzy_B wrote:
On our last trip, we headed to the Poly for lunch because we love their counter service, and I was going to go to the coffee bar. I was so excited - until I found it CLOSED! So I went to Kona Cafe, and asked if they would PLEASE let me buy a decent cup of coffee there. I don't remember it being remarkable, and I wanted it to be Smile But it wasn't bad. I normally make an Americano in the morning. I should just start traveling with my espresso machine Smile

Thanks for all the good conversation, Guys!

Kona serves two different kids of coffee, if it was brewed and in a carafe' it was only a 30% Kona Blend. If they brought it to you in a press pot it would have been 100% Kona.

I'm an Americano Girl too. Quad Grande Americano with cream is my Starbucks Order these days Smile

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Last trip, we stayed at Coronado Springs - on of the big factors, honestly, was that they had real coffee. Since their restaurants aren't Disney run, they hadn't fallen to the Nescafe demon. I was even swayed by pictures of the carafes of real coffee someone had taken.
When we got there, we got our mugs, all excited to have real coffee in the mornings.... and found only Nescafe machines. Even from the sit down places. The had gone over to the dark side a few months before we got there.
GAHHHHH!!!!! mad
It seriously put a damper on my excitement.
Next time, I'm bringing a french press and ordering supplies from Garden Grocer so we can have a real cup in the morning. The Nescafe just doesn't cut it in the first things in the morning, especially if I want my DH to not be a zombie.

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Apologies for bumping an old thread but how is everyone finding the coffee nowadays since Starbucks/Joffereys have invaded ??

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Just a spoonful of sugar makes my coffee go down..I love my coffee machine at home ( Latte..Columbian etc ) But in 2012 the new double coffee machine in the rooms made a good cup,not perfect,but good enough for me to jump into action.. clapping

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I have never liked any "in-room" coffee, but the Joffereys in our room was better than most I have had in a room. I did go to one of the carts in Epcot one morning and got it there and I will say, it was very good.

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Well Joffereys took the place of the Nescafe which I say is a blessing. Its much better thank god!. Starbucks, well I don't see 2 stores as an "Invasion", to each there own, if you don't like it, don't go in and buy it. I myself don't mind Starbucks and they have some great food in there too, not meals, but quick items. You can walk down Main Street in the morning, grab a cup of coffee & a breakfast sandwich and then walk down to the tables at the end of the buildings and eat and look at the Castle on a gorgeous morning. I don't see a thing wrong with that!

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I don't mind Starbucks but I do miss the old Main Street bakery. The thing I can't fathom about Starbucks is that they have breakfast sandwiches, muffins, croissants and the like, but no butter or ketchup.

I never make coffee in the room since we usually have length of stay cups. So someone gets up and walks to the marketplace. The coffee at the marketplace has improved. It used to be very watered down. Now its slightly watered down.

I'm a Dunkin Donuts coffee guy. I swear there is crack cocaine or something in that stuff that makes it addictive.

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The Colonel wrote:
I don't mind Starbucks but I do miss the old Main Street bakery. The thing I can't fathom about Starbucks is that they have breakfast sandwiches, muffins, croissants and the like, but no butter or ketchup.

I never make coffee in the room since we usually have length of stay cups. So someone gets up and walks to the marketplace. The coffee at the marketplace has improved. It used to be very watered down. Now its slightly watered down.

I'm a Dunkin Donuts coffee guy. I swear there is crack cocaine or something in that stuff that makes it addictive.

Oh, my...me TOO! I wish so much there was one in my town. The closest is an hour away. Coffee regular with a creuller is my idea of a well-rounded breakfast!

In answer to the updated question...the Joffrey's is MUCH better. I will actually drink the in-room coffee now.

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Glad to hear the Quality has improved and i may actually give the in-room coffee a go clapping
@Mrhub didn't really mean an Invasion (just my strange turn of phrase i guess).Also never considered grabbing a coffee and eat like you described.May well have to do that next tme as it sounds like an awesome way to start your day at the Magic Kingdom. biggrin

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