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    I used to like them years ago. First had them in the 80's in Florida when they were mostly a "Southern" thing.

    Then like most things good, it exploded, too much everywhere.

    To me KK's are too 'sugary.'

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    yep i can't eat more than one KK a year. they are too sweet for me. being a diabetic, i miss donuts.
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    I'll occasionally get a DD pink donut if I feel like that sorta thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    We didn't need KKs or Starbucks. It's as simple as that.

    The coffee in Oz was already great - all those Italian migrants in the 1950s and 60s opened cafes with proper Gaggia espresso machines and they are still going strong (literally). Aussies drink a lot of coffee but we're picky because we know what the good stuff should taste like. Who needs overpriced hot foam and water in a styrofoam cup?

    As for Krispy Kreme, I suspect they are WAY too sweet for our discerning palates I've only eaten one once and the sugar content made my teeth hurt. Also, even a one-horse country town here usually has a family-run bakery where you can buy bread fresh from the oven and other fantastic pastries including home-made donuts.
    That's right. Starbucks was never going to work in Aust, we have too many cafes who make great coffee here. Don't know why they even opended Starbucks in Aust, especially in Melb and Sydney.

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    We had a Starbucks in our local mall and for a while (about 2 months LOL) and the ditzy 14yr olds loved walking around carrying a Starbucks pretending to be Britney but nobody else went near the place. Either Starbucks HQ didn't do their homework properly or they made the fatal assumption that the colonial hicks Down Under would be gagging for their product.

    The other big coffee chain here is Gloria Jeans but I don't go there either because it's run by those creepy Hillsong "christian" crazies and I'm not putting any money in their hypocritical multimillionaire pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    We had a Starbucks in our local mall and for a while (about 2 months LOL) and the ditzy 14yr olds loved walking around carrying a Starbucks pretending to be Britney but nobody else went near the place. Either Starbucks HQ didn't do their homework properly or they made the fatal assumption that the colonial hicks Down Under would be gagging for their product.

    The other big coffee chain here is Gloria Jeans but I don't go there either because it's run by those creepy Hillsong "christian" crazies and I'm not putting any money in their hypocritical multimillionaire pockets.

    So true, it's all the teens that go to Starbucks in Aust. lol Although we dont' have many Starbucks around now.

    Gloria Jeans coffee is awful, I am surprise it does well here, but they were smart opening them at Borders. I didn't know it was run by crazy Christians. Hudson is another one, that reminds me of Gloria Jeans.

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    I think Aussies just have better taste than to fall for burnt coffee and sugar ball donuts. lol Speaking off, I wouldn't mind some java Down Under, I bet there are some fantastic coffee beans grown down there.

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    I think Krispy Kremes was over-rated and way over-priced. I'd rather eat a Dreamy Donut. Their real chocolate icing is heaven!
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    Question for the Canadians (if any are reading this): What is your opinion of Tim Horton donuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    We had a Starbucks in our local mall and for a while (about 2 months LOL) and the ditzy 14yr olds loved walking around carrying a Starbucks pretending to be Britney but nobody else went near the place. Either Starbucks HQ didn't do their homework properly or they made the fatal assumption that the colonial hicks Down Under would be gagging for their product.

    The other big coffee chain here is Gloria Jeans but I don't go there either because it's run by those creepy Hillsong "christian" crazies and I'm not putting any money in their hypocritical multimillionaire pockets.
    I had coffee at various places/restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne and except for one place, it was pretty bland stuff. Australia has interesting names for their standard coffee sizes, too. It's been so long, though, I can't remember exactly what they were.

    The one exception, where the coffee was terrific, was at the Four Points Sydney Sheraton. The coffee was amazing, and we found out it was selected by the Salvadoran chef who oversaw breakfast there.

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    Short black - espresso
    Long black - large espresso
    Latte - latte
    Skinny latte - latte made with lo-fat milk
    Cap - cappachino
    Skinny cappachino - figure it out!
    Flat white - latte made with cold milk
    Skinny flat white - figure it out!
    Macchiato - black with just a dash of milk

    I like a long, strong skinny flat white myself LOL I think the trick is to ask for it "strong" if you like it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    I like a long, strong skinny flat white myself LOL I think the trick is to ask for it "strong" if you like it that way.
    Yeah, they charge you an extra shot though. I'm really miffed with Zarafa's now that they've stopped putting 2 shots of coffee in their standard cup...it just tastes like warm milk.

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