OK, it's really snowy and I'm home bound... so that means I'm doing some heavy duty boredom surfing. Once story I came across gave me a serious blast from the past. Suing McDonalds because the coffee was hot!!?!!? HELLO, didn't you read the side of the cup? Well apparently one woman in Oregon didn't. She has sued her local McDonald's after spilling hot coffee from the drive-thru window on herself. She claims that the coffee was too hot and the lid loose, and now wants $7,500 in damages. Maybe she needs to start ordering iced coffee!
Oh it gets better. This McMoron is claiming she went into "nervous shock," endured pain and has scarring. She seeks $7,182 for her pain and suffering, plus another $318 for lost wages and medical expenses. What ever happened to personal responsibility?!?! But more importantly, why would anyone order McDonalds coffee?!!?! It sucks!!! French fries, burgers or even ice cream... fine... but coffee?!!!? EWWWWW.
So this got me thinking, I want to spill= the beans on coffee in the Hamptons! Who has the best and worst JOE in town!!? I'm not going to discuss price because a good cup of coffee is priceless to me!!
Well we have to mention STARBUCKS first. It is what it is.... bold, smooth, hot and a generally decent cup of coffee.
The next big dog in town is THE GOLDEN PEAR. Now, I know I'm not a coffee purist I actually love their French Roast and Hazelnut. It's hot.... fresh... and smooth. It's my favorite in town!
The HAMPTON COFFEE COMPANY is a great cup when it comes to their house blend. Smooth and bold without being overwhelming.
Now it's time to sling some mud! McDonalds, Hamptons Market and Bridgehampton Deli... the homes to some of the worst coffee in the Hamptons. My complaint on all three is it's bitter. Also when it comes to H Market, the coffee is often old an cold. Skip it if you can!
Finally, Java Nation in Sag Harbor. Now, I know some people love it but their brew could be used to remove barnacles from Shelter Island Ferry. It's strong!!! Yes, they roast their own beans and people say the stuff is awesome but I find it taste like a big cup of burnt toast. Now that's my two cents on Hamptons Java!!! Cheers!