Confession: I had never heard of Dunkin’ Donuts before moving to the East Coast. Now, that may be sacrilege to die hard Dunks lovers, but as a West Coast girl, I’m finding it hard to jump on the Dunkin’ train, even after living here for three years. Because real talk — Starbucks is much better. Shh, don’t tell my East Coast friends I said that.
But in case you don’t believe me, here are fifteen reasons why Starbucks will always be better than Dunkin’.
1. The atmosphere is chill.
There’s no garish orange signs or fluorescent lights that make my already sleep-deprived face look more deathly.
2. There is availability of healthy options.
Emergency KIND bars at the register and green juices in the fridge? Yass.
3. They have cold brew.
Starbucks has jumped on this trend and all I can say is thank God.
4. They have dairy-free options.
Coconut milk and soy milk? Why thank you for making my stomach hurt less.
5. You can get an amazing Insta.
No one Instas their Dunkin’, but you’ll find every basic girl Insta-ing their Starbucks — and for good reason.
6. Their specialty drinks are the most iconic.
They’re the original maker of the PSL.
7. Their holiday cups are worth waiting year-round for.
So red, so festive, so beautiful.
8. They give you free birthday drinks.
AKA you can order the most expensive drink ever.
9. It’s the perfect study spot.
Dunkin’ is for those who want to get in and get out in record time. It’s acceptable to sit in Starbucks for hours studying or reading. And totally valid, since science proves you study better in coffee shops anyway.
10. You can get free refills.
Bottomless iced tea and coffee for members just perpetuates your ability to camp out there forever.
11. You can get free water.
You can’t go wrong with free anything, especially not water. Gotta stay hydrated, ya know?
12. There’s no doughnuts.
For some this might be a con but 1) it’s not tempting your diet and 2) it won’t make those with sensitive stomachs nauseous in the morning.
13. Frappuccinos. Enough said.
Way better than Dunkin’s Coolatta. Plus they come out with new flavors all the time, so you won’t ever get bored.
14. It’s customizable.
If you want to be annoying and order off their secret menu or customize your drink, you can. You might get dirty stares from everyone in line though.
15. They have organic coffee.
If that’s your thing, Starbucks’s got it. Plus exotic coffee. Win.
Now take your Starbucks, and rule the world.