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Which coffee is "Best Coffee In America'' IYO? Dunkin' Donuts's 'Best Coffee In America'' Trademark Bid Fails

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About a month and a half ago, Dunkin' Donuts submitted an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO) to use the phrase "Best Coffee in America" on an exclusive basis in the marketing materials for its java. But the Boston Globe reported Friday that the USPTO ruled that the phrase is too generic to warrant a trademark.

The ruling wasn't exactly a total surprise. Several other companies have tried to trademark analogous phrases in other arenas and they've almost always failed. Indeed, the USPTO's decision on the application cites a ruling on Samuel Adams' application for the trademark "Best Beer in America."It established that such phrases were "merely laudatory and descriptive," and therefore not a candidate for trademark protection.

The Boston Globe also noted that this was the second trademark that the Canton, Mass.-based brand has unsuccessfully applied for this year. The first concerned a bagel-based version of its popular Munchkins donut holes.

But the Bagel Bunchkins seems more manifestly controversial than this one. Munchkins are one of Dunkin's signature products. Sure, Dunkin' sells lots of coffee, and plenty of people are big fans. But the best coffee in America? Try telling that to top-tier artisanal roasters like Coava, Stumptown, Intelligentsia -- or even chains like Peet's, Coffee Bean or Starbucks -- with a straight face.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/dunkin-donuts-best-coffee_n_2192020.html

 

Which coffee deserves to be called "Best Coffee In America'' in your opinion?

by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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I really, really wish I could just love tea. Like I wish I could come home after a long day, change into something comfy and think that nothing would be better than a hot, comforting cup of tea. 

But no. I've tried, oh so hard, to really like tea. I can't do it. It's like running. I tried so hard to convince myself I really loved running. Pfffft. Yeah right. 

Quoting Sisteract:

At the advise of my hairdresser, I went to teavana.com today and ordered a plethora of teas. I am enjoying a nice cup of the Earl  as we speak-

In terms of coffee, I like the Mocha Java Private Selection brand that my local Ralphs (a division of Kroger) sells. I also like the Folgers Caramel Drizzle for my Cuisnart (cup) machine.

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...



tooptimistic
by Kelly on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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One of the very few thinks I like at McDonalds.

I love McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts.

Quoting RainyDayLazy:

People probably think Im crazy but my favorite is McDonalds coffee. I don't care for Dunkin Donuts.


Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I prefer Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks and Peet's. I think Seattles Best stinks. I read somewhere that it was made by Starbucks or is Starbucks coffee...? I dunno. In my humble opinion Chock Full of Nuts is the BEST coffee.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM

My husband as had some health issues and has drastically changed his consumption habits- No vino/alcohol, no coffee/caffeine...he loves herbal tea now- Except for the coffee, I also adhere to this new dietary plan.

There are some really good holiday teas on the market.

Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice is lovely...I have my entire extended family hooked. I must have made 20 pots over this last weekend. :)

Quoting krysstizzle:

I really, really wish I could just love tea. Like I wish I could come home after a long day, change into something comfy and think that nothing would be better than a hot, comforting cup of tea. 

But no. I've tried, oh so hard, to really like tea. I can't do it. It's like running. I tried so hard to convince myself I really loved running. Pfffft. Yeah right. 

Quoting Sisteract:

At the advise of my hairdresser, I went to teavana.com today and ordered a plethora of teas. I am enjoying a nice cup of the Earl  as we speak-

In terms of coffee, I like the Mocha Java Private Selection brand that my local Ralphs (a division of Kroger) sells. I also like the Folgers Caramel Drizzle for my Cuisnart (cup) machine.

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...




Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM
1 mom liked this
The stronger the better, IMO. My favorite coffee is probably Starbucks Sumatran roast or French roast. Both are very dark, strong, smoky coffees.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:53 PM


Quoting Sisteract:

At the advise of my hairdresser, I went to teavana.com today and ordered a plethora of teas. I am enjoying a nice cup of the Earl  as we speak-

In terms of coffee, I like the Mocha Java Private Selection brand that my local Ralphs (a division of Kroger) sells. I also like the Folgers Caramel Drizzle for my Cuisnart (cup) machine.

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...


The only thing I can drink at Teavanna is the Bubble Tea. I love the taro root! All of their hot teas make me light headed and nauseated. I suspect they have ginseng, echinacea and/or acai...all of which make me sick, sick, sick!

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I dropped a fortune today- I hope I like them-

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting Sisteract:

At the advise of my hairdresser, I went to teavana.com today and ordered a plethora of teas. I am enjoying a nice cup of the Earl  as we speak-

In terms of coffee, I like the Mocha Java Private Selection brand that my local Ralphs (a division of Kroger) sells. I also like the Folgers Caramel Drizzle for my Cuisnart (cup) machine.

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...


The only thing I can drink at Teavanna is the Bubble Tea. I love the taro root! All of their hot teas make me light headed and nauseated. I suspect they have ginseng, echinacea and/or acai...all of which make me sick, sick, sick!


annabl1970
by Platinum Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Back in Russia ( in my time, yeah, I feel old LOL) the coffee used to be  luxury. Everyone drink tea or cocoa drink ( "hot chocolate").

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...


krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I'm going to keep trying. I just know I can do it... :)

Quoting Sisteract:

My husband as had some health issues and has drastically changed his consumption habits- No vino/alcohol, no coffee/caffeine...he loves herbal tea now- Except for the coffee, I also adhere to this new dietary plan.

There are some really good holiday teas on the market.

Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice is lovely...I have my entire extended family hooked. I must have made 20 pots over this last weekend. :)

Quoting krysstizzle:

I really, really wish I could just love tea. Like I wish I could come home after a long day, change into something comfy and think that nothing would be better than a hot, comforting cup of tea. 

But no. I've tried, oh so hard, to really like tea. I can't do it. It's like running. I tried so hard to convince myself I really loved running. Pfffft. Yeah right. 

Quoting Sisteract:

At the advise of my hairdresser, I went to teavana.com today and ordered a plethora of teas. I am enjoying a nice cup of the Earl  as we speak-

In terms of coffee, I like the Mocha Java Private Selection brand that my local Ralphs (a division of Kroger) sells. I also like the Folgers Caramel Drizzle for my Cuisnart (cup) machine.

Quoting romalove:

 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.

No, don't hate...





romalove
by Roma on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:05 PM
I hate coffee. Never drink it.

Quoting annabl1970:

Back in Russia ( in my time, yeah, I feel old LOL) the coffee used to be  luxury. Everyone drink tea or cocoa drink ( "hot chocolate").


Quoting romalove:


 I drink tea.  My favorite is made at home, dark black tea with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in it.


No, don't hate...



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