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Mmmm… Donuts

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In celebration of the recent fire drill that just interrupted everyone’s workday, we decided to have a donut tasting event.  BookRenter Briana was kind enough get some delicious donuts during her lunch break (sha wing!).

In spite of the best efforts of BookRenter Andy, we conducted the donut tasting, pitting the perennial donut powerhouse and national chain Krispy Kreme against “Rolling Pin” donuts, which I’ve never heard of but has the reputation of making some yummy donuts.

Rolling Pin Donuts

Amazingly, Rolling Pin came home with the W in a close match, winning with 32 votes to Krispy Kreme’s 30.

Comment on our blog from now and until the end of November and be entered in to win one of our weekly coffee giveaways. Each winner will receive a $10 gift card, to one of the following: Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or TBD.  Winners will be chosen at random and announced each Wednesday.

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Weekly Coffee Winner!

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Congratulations, Elizabeth you are this week’s $10 coffee gift card winner!

“I agree, it’s all pretty good! Haha. I think I vote A the best. Go gummy worms!”

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Votes Are In – 7-Eleven or McDonald’s Coffee?

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Written by BookRenter Briana

Our office indulged in more taste tasting today- testing McDonald’s and 7-Eleven coffee. These roasts might not be the cream of the crop but their price and convenience make them rather appealing to many people.

It was a close one on our Facebook fan page, but 7-Eleven was the eventual winner by one vote. 

Facebook Winner

Facebook Winner

What did our office think?

BookRenter Office Winner

BookRenter Office Winner

McDonald’s had an overwhelming lead over 7-Eleven, with one lonely person who voted for convenience store coffee. Our office seems to disagree with our Facebook fans in the battle between McDonald’s and 7-Eleven.

*Whoops, we did not do a  blind taste test in the office this time. It is possible some people were influence by branding rather than taste. Or maybe they were thinking of delicious Big Macs and french fries while choosing their favorite coffee.

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The Ultimate Rivalry: Starbucks vs. Dunkin’ Donuts

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Written by BookRenter Mike

Although I go to school at the University of Virginia, I’m a California kid, born and raised about an hour outside of San Francisco. As part of my education, I have come to notice a certain rivalry between the East Coast and the West Coast, an argument in which nobody-wins but everybody is right. One of the most interesting parts of this rivalry is the preference that people have for coffee, or more specifically, whether Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks is better.

The Corner district at UVA is where every student goes to grab a bite to eat or enjoy the local bar scene but also to enjoy a good cup of coffee. Starbucks has been around ever since I came here 3.5 years ago but recently a new Dunkin’ Donuts just opened up on the corner. You would have thought the circus was coming to town with all of the hoopla surrounding the opening.

So my question: What do you think is the better, Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks? I asked some local students what they thought and here are my favorite responses:

“No doubt its Dunkin’ Donuts, I mean, how can you beat the combination of delicious donuts and coffee? Starbucks is OK buts it’s a little too trendy for my taste, I like the atmosphere much better at Dunkin” – John B. 3rd Year, Boston MA

“I would have to say Starbucks just because from a coffee standpoint, it tastes a lot better than what they serve over at Dunkin. Also, the lines are always much shorter at Starbucks because their workers are quick and much faster at bringing out orders” – Joe U, 4th Year, Rye NY

“It’s a tough call but I’m from Seattle and there’s no way I can say that Dunkin is better than Starbucks, I would be shot upon coming home for Thanksgiving break. But if I wasn’t from Seattle? Definitely Dunkin, nothing beats those chocolate donuts after bars.” Henry M, 2nd Year, Seattle WA

It definitely seems pretty split but I have to give the slight edge to Dunkin Donuts, at least at UVA. What about you guys who go to school on the West Coast? Chime in and leave a comment, and just maybe Starbucks can come back and win the Coffee Challenge.

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Weekly Coffee Winner!

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Congratulations Alejandra, you are this week’s $10 coffee gift card winner!

“Good times. I totally used a shelf and pictures to spruce up my top bunk last year. It was so helpful but the shelf kept getting overloaded with things I would bring up there and not bring down.  Another cheap thing to do if you’re artistic in any fashion is to put some white butcher paper on the wall, and paint whatever your heart desires. It always ends up looking beautiful.”

Comment on our blog from now and until the end of November and be entered in to win one of our weekly coffee giveaways. Each winner will receive a $10 gift card, to one of the following: Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or TBD.  Winners will be chosen at random and announced each Wednesday beginning this Wednesday, Oct. 27th. Promotion Rules and Terms

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