This post reviews and describes the 10 best coffees at Dunkin that you should try in 2022.
This list includes coffee drinks available in their shops and on retail shelves.
You might also like my post about the best coffees to try at Central Market or Randy’s new post about the best coffee on a budget.
These are the 10 best coffees right now at Dunkin.
1 – Hot Coffee – “America’s Favorite Cup”
This is the first coffee I ever tasted, sipping behind my dad’s back on the way to church.
To this day, the smell and sight of Dunkin coffee send me back to my childhood. Throw in a jelly donut and I’m all yours.
I love that Dunkin grinds and brews high-quality 100% Arabica beans around the clock. You’ve never had a stale cup of coffee from Dunkin because they sell 60 cups a second. That’s about 2 billion cups every year. At that volume, you’ve got to have a constant flow of fresh bean juice.
Check it out – Dunkin is pretty heavy on our favorite wake-up chemical. A large cup has 210 mg of caffeine. That’s more than McDonald’s or Starbucks.
Like to customize? You can pick from 6 different dairy options. Dunkin has tons of flavors available to customize your coffee just how you like it.
I don’t think there’s a better cup of coffee available as fast and as consistently as “America’s favorite cup.”
2 – Dunkin Bottled Iced Coffee
To create the recipe for their bottled iced coffee drinks, Dunkin got a bunch of coffee experts together. They tasted 200 cups a day to perfect the taste, texture, mouthfeel, and a bunch of other minor factors.
The result is a delicious and relatively inexpensive convenience coffee drink with more caffeine and protein than a Frappuccino.
Our favorites in our home are Dunkin Original and Dunkin Mocha. We have trouble keeping the bottles on the shelves. It’s so easy to skip the drip pot, French press, and K-cup machine and just grab one of these and go.
Check out this blind taste test at Mic.com – Starbucks has nothing on Dunkin.
3 – Cold Brew
There’s a sort of cult that’s grown up around Dunkin Cold Brew.
Sure, you can make cold coffee at home. It takes forever and there’s no guarantee you’ll get it right. At Dunkin, you don’t have those concerns.
Dunkin makes their Cold Brew in small batches. They use a unique blend of 100% Arabica beans from their traditional brewed coffee. They steep the beans overnight in cold water.
What comes out is an ultra-smooth low-acid coffee with huge flavors and aromas. Notes of chocolate pop out of the brew.
People who can’t take the acidic quality of some gourmet brews should check this stuff out.
One of the reasons for the hubbub about Dunkin Cold Brew is its scarcity. Each Dunkin store has a limited amount available every day. You can’t say that about any other Dunkin coffee drink.
Another reason people love it is the high caffeine content. You’re looking at 350 mg of caffeine in a large Cold Brew. That’s about 33% more than in a large Dunkin hot coffee.
If you get to Dunkin early enough, you should try their Cold Brew if for no other reason than that it’s available in a limited supply.
I think you’ll like it as much as my generally coffee-adverse wife.
4 – Americano
A good Americano is simple.
Take a couple of shots of fresh-brewed espresso and toss them in a cup. Add enough near-boiling water to suit your taste. Enjoy.
The Americano was originally an attempt by baristas in Europe to produce a cup of coffee familiar to Americans. We uncultured Americans preferred a big steaming cup of mildly strong coffee. European baristas were more used to slinging tiny cups of high-octane espresso.
Dunkin nails the Americano. They don’t do anything fancy. They take two shots of their espresso and add it to water that’s almost at a boil.
Voila!, a perfect Americano.
I have to admit that this is probably my favorite drink at Dunkin besides the original hot coffee. It has loads of caffeine, and you can add whatever you want to it.
5 – Espresso
This is a relatively recent addition to Dunkin’s menu. It’s a welcome one.
There’s no need to argue about it – Dunkin’s espresso is great.
Dunkin serves their espresso with a nice crema, something you can’t always say about their competitors. It has a lovely body – it just feels right in your mouth. With an aggressive flavor profile and a very deep roast, this is not an espresso for the weak.
Grub Street had some experts review Dunkin and Starbucks on their espresso alone, and Dunkin won (but just barely). Check it out here.
6 – Signature Latte
Dunkin’s espresso is roasted a bit longer than other espresso beans in the industry.
That isn’t to everyone’s taste. I like it, for example, but nobody else in my family can drink it all on its own.
When a rich and robust espresso mixes with warm and frothy milk and gets topped with whipped cream and toppings, I don’t think anyone will notice.
This is a great coffee drink for people who like elaborate presentations and dessert-like ingredients. It’s not to my taste. Give me the espresso straight.
But remember, people enjoy and experience coffee differently, and that’s a good thing.
Right now, you can get a Signature Latte in two flavors – Caramel Craze and Cocoa Mocha.
7 – Dunkin Midnight Dark Roast K-Cup Pods
Dunkin is still making moves into the retail space. I’m seeing more Dunkin products on the shelves. I think that’s a good thing.
These are my favorite of all the Dunkin K-Cup products we’ve tried.
Here’s why I like it:
First, the roast is as dark as any product in Dunkin’s line, outside of maybe the espresso. In fact, the aromas and flavors of the espresso shot I had this morning matched pretty well with what you’ll get out of this K-Cup.
Second, the beans are premium-grade and 100% Arabica. The quality is high.
Finally, there’s the K-cup convenience. As easy as it is to drive through a Dunkin, popping a K-cup in the machine and grabbing the cup on my way out the door is easier.
You can find them in boxes of 10 and 22.
8 – Cappuccino
For a while in the late 90s, every restaurant started serving cappuccinos. To Americans, discovering an entire coffee community and industry for the first time, a cappuccino was a status symbol.
These days, the status symbol drink is a Starbucks latte.
They can keep their status symbol. I prefer a thick and foamy cappuccino to a latte any day.
Dunkin’s Cappuccino does the three things I’m looking for in this classic coffee drink:
- It’s blended with steamed milk, as it should be.
- It contains a thick layer of creamy foam at the top, which is vital.
- It has a deep espresso taste, with notes of dark chocolate and burnt sugar.
The caffeine content is high but not as bad as some of Dunkin’s other drinks. It averages about 250 mg for a large size cup.
9 – Frozen Coffee
I only need to say one thing about Dunkin’s Frozen Coffee:
It’s a coffee milkshake.
If that interests you, you’ll love the creaminess of it. You’ll love how the frozen coffee melts in your mouth and the flavors spread across your tongue.
If the idea of a coffee milkshake runs counter to your interests, you won’t like this one.
You can order an Original (coffee flavor) or go for one of 5 flavor additions, like Caramel Swirl and French Vanilla.
10 – Ground Dunkin Hazelnut Packaged Coffee
I’ll admit it – nobody in our house regularly drinks flavored coffees. But we keep packaged flavored coffees around for guests.
Dunkin’s Ground Hazelnut packaged coffee is always a hit. Hazelnut is a crowd-pleasing flavor. The aroma of it is strong, which is nice when company comes over.
Dunkin’s ground coffees are a multinational affair. Beans from eight different countries make their way into the mix.
The blend is meant to be clean, medium-bodied, with a slight acidity. In other words, it’s a breakfast blend.
I’d describe the roast as perfectly medium. Some people may prefer a slightly lighter roast in the morning, both for the higher caffeine content and brighter flavors and aromas.
Conclusion: Best Coffees to Try at Dunkin in 2022
Dunkin has dedicated customers.
The company is a constant presence on the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Leaders List.
For many people (myself included) stopping at Dunkin is part of some ritual.
My dad made Dunkin part of his drive to work. I have a special Dunkin restaurant that I always stop at for a snack with my son on the way to see his grandma. My wife uses Dunkin as a pick-me-up after work.
Dunkin has 8,500 restaurants in 41 US states, and another 3,200 stores in other countries. Surely there’s one near you.
One of the 10 best coffees to try at Dunkin I’ve listed on this page will meet whatever coffee needs you have.
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How should I order my Dunkin coffee? ›
Tell the person taking your order which blend you want, such as original, decaf, or dark roast. Then mention how much cream and sugar you want. The amount of cream and sugar is standardized by cup size. If you don't specify how much you want, you will get 2 of each for a small, 3 for a medium, and 4 for a large.What to ask when ordering coffee at Dunkin Donuts? ›
- Hot or Iced.
- Type (coffee, latte, etc.)
- Cream and Sugar (regular, black, etc.)
SIP SIP HOORAY! Made with rich espresso & milk, our handcrafted Signature Lattes add a delicious twist with whipped cream, drizzle and toppings.Whats the new drink from Dunkin? ›
Dunkin' Midnight, the brand's darkest brew yet. It's a deep and rich coffee blend with notes of bittersweet chocolate and an intensely dark finish.What is a good sweet iced coffee from Dunkin? ›
- Caramel Swirl Iced Coffee.
- Mocha Iced Coffee.
- Iced Coffee.
- Cold Brew.
- French Vanilla Swirl Iced Coffee.
- Hazelnut Iced Coffee.
- Butter Pecan Swirl.
- Pumpkin Swirl Iced Coffee.
Caramel swirl iced coffee
The sweetened caramel swirl syrup at Dunkin' is one of the sweetest flavor shots you can get from the chain. It thoroughly masked the flavor of the iced coffee. You could still taste that there was coffee, but the sweetness of the caramel made the coffee taste more like chocolate.
What's The Strongest Coffee Dunkin Donuts Have? Dunkin' Donuts currently offers a variety of different types of coffee, including their original blend, dark roast, French vanilla, hazelnut, decaf, and more. However, their strongest coffee is their espresso, which is made with a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans.Does Dunkin taste better than Starbucks? ›
Dunkin' Donuts coffee isn't known for its burnt beans and bitter brews, a common opinion when it comes to Starbucks coffee. Blind taste tests conducted by Consumer Reports consistently rates Starbucks as some of the worst tasting coffee and Dunkin' as some of the best.What is the most popular iced coffee? ›
|#1||Iced Coffee, Sweet & Creamy Light, Mocha International Delight||12 fl oz|
|#2||Iced Coffee Starbucks Coffee||12 fl oz|
|#3||Cappuccino, Mocha Bolthouse Farms||15.2 fl oz|
|#4||Iced Coffee Dunkin' Donuts Grocery||1 bottle|
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Does Dunkin let you bring your own cup? ›
The answer is yes! Dunkin' Donuts will serve coffee in any cup that you bring, as long as it is clean and food-safe. So if you forget your reusable mug at home, don't worry – you can still get your coffee fix. People frequently bring their own reusable cups to Dunkin' in order to save money or reduce waste.How do you order coffee politely? ›
- I'd like a coffee to go. ...
- Can I get a cafe latte for here please? (I want to stay here in the coffee shop to drink my latte.)
- I'll have a skinny cappuccino. ...
- I'd like a half-caff with soy milk and no sugar please. (
The highest caffeinated drink at Dunkin Donuts is a large iced coffee. A large iced coffee from Dunkin contains nearly 400mg of caffeine, making it the highest caffeine drink on the menu.What is the best latte at Dunkin Donuts? ›
- Caramel mocha. Dunkin Donuts' caramel mocha latte is rich in more ways than one. ...
- Hot Caramel Macchiato. ...
- Toasted French Vanilla. ...
- Coconut Caramel Iced Coffee. ...
- Hazelnut Mocha. ...
- Coco Berry. ...
- Butter Pecan Swirl. ...
- Frozen Chocolate Coffee Coolatta.
Every Monday throughout May, Perks members will be able to get medium iced coffees for $2.Does Dunkin give you a free drink for signing up? ›
Join DD Perks and Receive a FREE Beverage Reward | Dunkin'What are the three new drinks at Dunkin Donuts? ›
The three new flavors are Cake Batter Donut, Coffee Cake Muffin and last but not least, Brownie Batter Donut. Considering how good Dunkin' iced coffee already is, you wouldn't think they could improve it any more.What are Dunkins seasonal flavors? ›
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ground Coffee. ...
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry K-Cup® Pods. ...
- Blueberry Muffin Ground Coffee. ...
- Blueberry Muffin K-Cup® Pods. ...
- Falling for Maple® Artificially Maple Flavored Coffee. ...
- Falling for Maple® Artificially Maple Flavored Coffee K‑Cup® Pods. ...
- Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee.
The menu items include the new Mango Pineapple Dunkin' Refresher, new Cake Batter Signature Latte, returning Butter Pecan Iced Coffee, returning Sunrise Batch Iced Coffee, new Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese, and new Cornbread donuts and Munchkins.Does Dunkin have Boba? ›
Dunkin' Donuts offers a variety of boba drinks that are perfect for any time of day. The boba is chewy and delicious, and the flavors are refreshing and vibrant. You can expect to find a variety of boba drinks at Dunkin' Donuts, so be sure to try them all!
What should I order for a sweet iced coffee? ›
Choose an iced mocha if you want an extra sweet drink.
If you want a creamy, sweet coffee, you may want to order an iced mocha, which will contain espresso, cold milk, and syrup. A typical mocha contains chocolate syrup, but caramel or other flavors may also be available.
Made with warm, frothy milk and blended with rich espresso, our handcrafted Signature Lattes add a delicious twist with whipped cream, drizzle and toppings.What Dunkin coffee has the most caffeine? ›
Macchiato (284 MG)
Made with steamed milk and topped with two shots of espresso and milk foam, Dunkin's Macchiato boasts an impressive 284 milligrams of caffeine in a medium size.
Mocha. It is one of the sweetest kinds among all different types of coffee. A Mocha consists in a shot of espresso mixed with a spoon of chocolate powder, on top you have to add steamed milk and 2-3 cm of foam, finally some sprinkles of chocolate powder.What is the sweetest smoothest coffee? ›
What is this? If you're looking for a silky-smooth tasting, bitter-free coffee then it's Arabica beans that you need to be watching out for.
If you're looking for sugar-free drinks, you'll want to go with black coffees or unsweetened teas. Options like black hot or iced coffee, Americano, espresso shot, black cold brew, unsweetened iced tea or green tea, and Dunkin's selection of hot teas all contain zero grams of sugar.What coffee has the strongest flavor? ›
The most concentrated coffee type is a ristretto – this contains relatively the highest level of caffeine. However, a lungo is larger and thus contains more caffeine than a ristretto. Based on concentration levels of caffeine, these would be the strongest coffee types: RISTRETTO.Which coffee has the strongest taste? ›
The strongest coffee in the world is: Death Wish Coffee. Available in ground and whole bean. Death Wish is a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans – a combination for flavor and caffeine content. As you will see, this claim is subjective, depending on how you measure coffee strength.Is Dunkin healthier than Starbucks? ›
However, in general, Starbucks coffee is likely to be healthier than Dunkin' Donuts coffee, as it contains less sugar and fat. Additionally, Starbucks offers a wider range of healthy food and drink options than Dunkin' Donuts. Caffeine consumption should be limited to 400mg per day, according to the FDA.Which iced coffee is better Starbucks or Dunkin? ›
Starbucks has a stronger, more robust flavor that a tester said “would definitely wake me up in the morning.” Said another staffer: “It's like a shot of energy in a cup.” And also because “Dunkin' coffee is so mild that it doesn't really taste like anything,” said a tester.
Which coffee is stronger Starbucks or Dunkin? ›
Caffeine Informer found that Starbucks coffee had the highest caffeine levels of the four brands, with an average of 235 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Dunkin' Donuts coffee had an average of 210 milligrams of caffeine per cup, while McDonald's coffee had an average of 145 milligrams of caffeine per cup.What is the best food to get at Dunkin? ›
- Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich.
- Wake-Up Wrap. ...
- The Charli. ...
- Brownie Batter Donut. ...
- Sausage, Egg and Cheese. ...
- Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Donut. ...
- Jelly Donut. ...
- The 30 Best Items to Order at Dunkin' Donuts. ...
2022 Fall Flavors - Pumpkin, Apple, Caramel & Maple - Food 4 Less.What are the fall 2022 Dunkin drinks? ›
There are six featured drinks on the Dunkin' fall menu this year: the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Chai, Nutty Pumpkin Latte, and, for those unimpressed with pumpkin, the Blood Orange Refresher.What is the unhealthiest Dunkin Donuts? ›
- #6 Jelly Stick. Calories: 420. ...
- #5 Pumpkin Crumb Cake Donut. Calories: 450. ...
- #4 Apple Crumb Donut. Calories: 490. ...
- #3 Blueberry Crumb Donut. Calories: 500. ...
- #2 Butternut Donut. Calories: 520. ...
- #1 Chocolate Coconut Cake Doughnut.
The glazed jelly stick is the highest-calorie donut, coming in at 540 calories, 30g fat, 15g saturated fat, 66g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 37g sugars, and 430mg sodium. Dunkin' also offers some other stick donuts and specialty pastries that come with a higher calorie count: Apple Fritter: 510 calories.What are the top drink flavors for 2022? ›
In 2022, expect beverage makers to continue emphasizing the presence of familiar flavors in drinks across categories. Childhood favorites like watermelon, strawberry, cherry, apple and grape will see a resurgence as consumers reach for those immediately recognizable and nostalgic profiles.What are the top 2022 flavors? ›
Flavors that taste just like the real thing also known as True-to-fruit flavors are especially trending in this category. Some popular flavors include Coconut Lime, Plum Blossom, Cranberry, Blueberry Mint, Pink Grapefruit, Pineapple, Orchard Fruits, Guava, Hibiscus Pear, and Sweet Tangerine.What are the top flavor trends for 2022? ›
Roots and Fruits - Sweet flavors and excessive sugar have less appeal, while flavor profiles highlighting bitter and citrus have more, so roots and fruits are at the forefront of menus in 2022.What is the newest Dunkin Donuts drink? ›
For Dunkin' fans that need a companion as they're going places, the all-new Brown Butter Toffee Latte raises the bar on what a delicious latte can be. With bold espresso and subtle brown butter and toffee flavor notes, guests can “sip it up a notch” to upgrade their latte routine and make their winter dreams come true.
What is the new flavor of coffee at Dunkin Donuts? ›
The three new flavors are Cake Batter Donut, Coffee Cake Muffin and last but not least, Brownie Batter Donut. Considering how good Dunkin' iced coffee already is, you wouldn't think they could improve it any more. But Brownie Batter Donut flavored Iced Coffee?What is the new Dunkin drink called? ›
The Cookie Butter Cold Brew features Dunkin's slow-steeped, ultra-smooth cold brew, along with notes of sweet brown sugar and baked cookie flavors.What iced coffee flavors does Dunkin have right now? ›
Read on for our favorites.
- Caramel Mocha. Combine two standards, and what do you get? ...
- Mocha. ...
- Caramel. ...
- Toasted White Chocolate. ...
- Pumpkin. ...
- French Vanilla. ...