My last evening at the Chicago Midway Marriott was marred by seeing a new Starbucks coffee maker installed . Another hotel I won't be able to enjoy a good cup of coffee at. The Glenpointe Marriott at Teaneck fell some time ago. I'm stuck with orange juice or water.
I don't know what it is about Marriott's instance that they only offer a burned, strong, over-caffeinated coffee. Why not a regular coffee similar to Yum-Yum donuts, McDonalds or the blend they had before Starbucks? Especially since those who drink SB can drink regular coffee, but those of us that can't handle it are SOL.
Another one of Marriott's survey questions that I missed I'm assuming. Just like that Bistro thing with more Starbucks.
I had grown tired of starbucks burnt blend and fortunately found a nearby DD to get my kicks. However, when in a pinch and theonly option you have is starbucks, get their Blonde Blend. It is much lighter, and with the right amount of milk tasted sorta close toDD. give it a try.
I too find Starbucks to have a burnt taste and have always been disappointed when they are the only options in a property I am staying at. Recently, I have tried the blond roast and don't mind it (though it is no DD). Just last weekend I stopped in a Starbucks and ordered a blond roast and they told me they don't brew it after 12 noon, but they could do a pour over for me. I am glad they stopped brewing after noon, the pour over was way better than brewed blond roast.
Next time you find yourself drinking Starbucks blond roast, consider asking them to do a pour over for you.