annabl1970
Which coffee is "Best Coffee In America'' IYO? Dunkin' Donuts's 'Best Coffee In America'' Trademark Bid Fails
November 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

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?

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  • annabl1970
    November 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    IMO still Dunkin' Donuts  coffee. I love it! I don't care about donuts at all though.

  • momtoscott
    November 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

     I wish I could get DD coffee in a Starbucks atmosphere.  To my tastebuds, by far the worst coffee is Peet's, and Starbucks is too bitter.   Except for coffee from the Starbucks outlets in Seattle, where the coffee is great and tastes very different from Starbucks elsewhere.  However, my favorite coffee is the cup DH makes me every morning.   

  • annabl1970
    November 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Sometimes at Sunday mornings DD surprises us ( me and DH) with cup of coffee or hot chocolate :)teen girl

    Quoting momtoscott:

     I wish I could get DD coffee in a Starbucks atmosphere.  To my tastebuds, by far the worst coffee is Peet's, and Starbucks is too bitter.   Except for coffee from the Starbucks outlets in Seattle, where the coffee is great and tastes very different from Starbucks elsewhere.  However, my favorite coffee is the cup DH makes me every morning.   


  • tweety101149
    November 26, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    I like coffee to the strength I can make it.  I hate Starbucks.. it is way too strong..as my dad says it tastes like sewer gas..and can grow hair on your chest, even Starbucks Blonde. If I am out I would prefer DD, not Mikey Ds or BKs or Wendys.

  • annabl1970
    November 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    DH hates Starbucks coffee. He says it gives him heart burn!

    I like it. But I prefer DD coffee more.

    Quoting tweety101149:

    I like coffee to the strength I can make it.  I hate Starbucks.. it is way too strong..as my dad says it tastes like sewer gas..and can grow hair on your chest, even Starbucks Blonde. If I am out I would prefer DD, not Mikey Ds or BKs or Wendys.


  • romalove
    November 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

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

    No, don't hate...

  • Sisteract
    November 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    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...


  • RainyDayLazy
    November 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM
    People probably think Im crazy but my favorite is McDonalds coffee. I don't care for Dunkin Donuts.
  • annabl1970
    November 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    :)

    Quoting RainyDayLazy:

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