Crazy for Coffee

Today I had the craving for an autumn appropriate Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I was a bit shocked the Tall latte was $4.01 (without whip cream, even!). Is it just me, or is that more than usual? Well, I did some research and discovered the company recently announced they would “implement targeted price adjustments on certain beverages in certain markets”, so, maybe I live in one of those markets. Maybe it’s time I start exploring other options…

Just what are my options, you ask?  Check out this map from a article on Dunkin Donuts vs Starbucks – the little orange dots are Dunkin Donuts, and the green, Starbucks.  The city of Boston has 67 Dunkin Donuts and 32 Starbucks alone.  I always felt like there were a lot of Dunkin Donuts nearby, but I never realized it was this saturated. Where chains do you visit regularly to get your daily caffeine fix?

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.