Spring coffee specialties review

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Spring coffee specialties review

Jenna Sielagoski

Jenna Sielagoski

Jenna Sielagoski

Jenna Sielagoski, Staff Writer

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“Springing” into Dunkin Donut’s coffee menu is the sweet, delicious Peeps Marshmallow Flavored Iced Coffee.

The small is priced at $2.22 and there was no line, so the wait was only about two minutes. With the first sip of the drink, the “Peeps” flavor was clear but by my fourth sip in, the flavor was lost. There was a lot of ice in the drink, especially for a small. The “Peeps” flavor remained in the aftertaste and the flavor of vanilla seemed to emerge as well. The smell of the drink was pleasing, almost exactly like the marshmallow treat. The caffeine kicked in and gave a good energy boost. In the shop, there was plenty of space to sit down and chat with friends. The atmosphere was quiet and the baristas were friendly. Overall, the rating of Peeps Marshmallow Flavored Ice Coffee is 4/5 stars.

A “berry” delicious spring specialty drink was released from Starbucks as the Berry Blast Frappuccino.      

The small cost $6.04 and there were several people ahead in line and in the drive-thru, so the wait was much longer than a few minutes. The first sip was really sweet and strawberry was the dominant flavor then along came hints of blueberry. The whipped cream merged with the berry flavors and added a creamy element to the strawberry. It was refreshing and sugary, however it contains no coffee so there was no caffeine boost. It was quite expensive for a small, however it nailed the spring specialty it represents. The shop itself had chairs and plenty of space, along with free wifi and the baristas were welcoming. The atmosphere was comfortable, yet busy and loud. Overall, the taste of Berry Blast Frappuccino is 4.5/5 stars.

For those searching for bold, strong flavors, BIGGBY Coffee’s Honey Cinnamon Vanilla Latte is the way to go.

It was recommended by the barista as her favorite of their two spring specialty drinks. The small is priced at $5.18 and the wait was only about two minutes. The first sip was strong with many overwhelming flavors. The dominant flavor was cinnamon and it left a harsh, bitter aftertaste. The flavors competed with each sip and it seemed to give off a different flavor every time. The vanilla and honey merged together in a sweet combination. All of the flavors in the drink were bold and a bit overwhelming to distinguish. The smell gave clear hints of cinnamon and honey, but the vanilla was lost. The atmosphere of the shop was calm and the baristas were friendly. The store was inviting and clean with couches and chairs to sit in. Overall, the rating of the Honey Cinnamon Vanilla Latte is 3/5 stars.

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