Seattle's Best Coffee on Delta

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  1. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    I don't drink coffee, so I have no opinion.

    From Facebook:

    "We heard you, coffee drinkers of the world. Today we're excited to announce our new on-board coffee provider Seattle's Best Coffee! Beginning in March you'll see the new selections on a plane near you. So, how do you take your coffee at 30,000 feet? Enjoy!"

    Thoughts?
     
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    I like it.
     
  3. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Looks like a mixed bag reaction from Facebook.
     
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    This is a good move for Delta. Far better than AA's coffee 'Seattle's worst'.
     
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    need to check the respondents ages. Anyone under 30 was trained to think Starbucks is good, and until they taste real coffee they'll continue being dazzled by the marketing machine.
     
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    I find airlines can make good coffee taste bad.....
     
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  7. Will need to try it before deciding, but can't imagine it being any worse than the swill they serve now.
     
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    Anything from Seattle has to be an improvement over what's served now. (As long as the keep the potable tanks clean)
     
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    +1. I'm always leery of coffee on planes - best to stick with something in a bottle or can.
     
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    It'll still taste like dirty water. It's amazing how bad airlines can make coffee -- even if the raw ingredients are fine.
     
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    I would be shocked if it tastes any worse, but surprised if it tastes any better. (Which is why I pack my own coffee and French Press for early morning flights.)
     
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  12. No way they can make a comparable cup of coffee 30K up
     
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    Yup. The best coffee is the one I buy on the ground (preferably at Peet's or Caribou) and take on the plane. If only I could bring enough on board (and keep it hot long enough) to get through my flight.
     
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    I have come in the habit of buying a thermo's worth at the airport and drinking through out the flight. Since coffee is a factor of water, beans, time, and heat. I suspect it is the heat at which they make the coffee on the plane that makes it pretty bad.
     
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    Economy Plus, now brand name coffee. They're looking more and more like UA.

    Now just fix the SWUs, toss us some CR1s, and improve redemption, and they can really capitalize on disgruntled types from the UA/CO merger.
     
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    Yep if they fixed the SWU's I can see a lot of defectors -- being on both sides it would tilt more in favor of Delta for me. I split it pretty even, but the wifi is a plus for Delta where as the SWU's are a plus for UA. Although I've used the SWU's consistently for Hawaii on Delta not a bad deal at all.
     
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    And allow intl. F redemptions - even if they are only on KE or AF (not that there will be seats).
     
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    Especially since the AF F is more like "friends and family."

    Now, if they could figure out how to serve the new coffee in something larger in Y as for a good part of my travels require at least 1 early morning segment on a CRJ/ERJ
     
  19. I don't often drink coffee on airplanes (for the same reason many don't ;) ), but I was thinking along the same lines. Hopefully they'll see a positive response from passengers.
     
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    Erm... You do of course realize that Seattle's Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks right? They keep the brands separate, but the back end is all the same. Also the Mastrena coffee machine manufacturer is wholly owned by Starbucks. The tendrils of Starbucks are deep, but at least they offer good benefits to their employees. For that they will always get at least an initial pass from me when they do something stupid. They have treated my wife very well.
     
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    No, I didn't. When did that happen?
    I have always had the utmost respect for them as a company. They've done an amazing job of branding and marketing, and their locations are always pleasant. I just don't like their coffee; I find it burnt and bitter, and the higher priced drinks are liquid candy bars for adults. [​IMG]
     
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    It was announced sometime around April 2003 IIRC.

    They certainly have their issues to go with their positives. I'm not much of a coffee person and limit myself to one coffee per week. So I go there more for the tea, hot chocolate, and pastries... oh.. and to make lovey eyes at my wife until she hands me enough cash to go to the hobby store [​IMG].
     
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    My big complaint is that being an iced tea drinker, I'm not a fan of syrup additives, which is what originally turned me off of Starbucks. Not to mention that instead of paying $4 for a venti, I can get a large for $2, without syrup and with lemon.
     
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    Ah, I don't keep up with recent news. I'm still catching up on the 19th century. :)[/quote]

    I just have one cup of coffee a day. I fill that cup twice in the early morning, once mid-morning, once for lunch and once in the late afternoon. :D

    I'm just amazed that they were able to trademark the word "venti". (it simply means twenty")
     
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    I'm surprised that they aren't charging $20 for it yet
     
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