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murrayjames

luckin coffee is pretty good

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ChTTay
7 hours ago, vellocet said:

the one shop I saw didn't even have any seats

 

This thread touched on that already I think. There model is (for the time being) mostly one of delivery and pick up's targeting office workers. Rather than being somewhere you go for a sit down and a chat. 

 

I also would agree more with Davy on the reserve counter/those drinks. I never see anyone order them. Most of my Chinese colleagues go for sweet and milky regardless if there is coffee in it or not. 

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A Luckin Coffee counter-service shop opened a week or so ago in the lobby of a nearby WalMart. It's right across from the 鸭脖 shop, so now it's convenient to have latte 拿铁 while you get your duck neck fix. It's all one stop. Who could ask for more? 

 

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ChTTay

What a combination! 

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道艺黄帝

Idk if prices still escalate based off purchase count, but the first time I went in I told them I didn't know how to order, and they let me use their own phone (employee phone? store phone? IDK) to order my 美式.

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suMMit

I like Luckin and they have some good promos. First time i went there, the guy was very patient helping me with the app and ordering , speaking chinese doing so. There are lots of locations in 广州。 Im also not a fan of 心吧可 burnt taste. Costa is my favorite, but not many locations in gz.

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DavyJonesLocker
17 minutes ago, suMMit said:

Costa is my favorite, but not many locations in gz.

 

Huge difference between Costa coffee in Beijing and London. Every Costa I  go to in China is just like coffee flavoured water. 

Starbucks seems consistent but I don't really like the environment. Too noisy and wooden chairs are uncomfortable. (Even though I'm sitting in a Starbucks at the moment typing this !).

 

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You guys, don't forget to order a bag of duck necks to go with your java. Can't get those at Starbucks.

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ouyangjun

I’ve had Luckin coffee one time....  My go to Americano with 2-3 shots of espresso, no room for cream.  It was pretty bad.  I’ll take a higher priced Starbucks over Luckin any day.

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murrayjames
On 9/1/2019 at 6:22 PM, 道艺黄帝 said:

Idk if prices still escalate based off purchase count, but the first time I went in I told them I didn't know how to order, and they let me use their own phone (employee phone? store phone? IDK) to order my 美式.

 

Even if you pay with cash, Luckin employees place your order using the app. They are probably not allowed to take orders without it.

 

I never saw the price increase while I was buying coffee from Luckin. The most I paid for a single-shot iced Americano was 21 RMB. Usually I paid less; 14 RMB with a coupon was not uncommon.

 

Last month I left Chengdu and moved to Shanghai. There are noticeably fewer Luckin coffee outlets here, at least in the parts of Pudong I tend to frequent. So I bought an AeroPress, dial thermometer, hand grinder, and some coffee beans. Now I make my own double espresso in the morning. Less expensive than Starbucks and Luckin. Better taste, too, when I get the recipe right.

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ChTTay

Weird Shanghai doesn’t have so many. I find there are quite a lot around Beijing. I like iced coffee in summer so it makes it harder to make your own. In winter I use a moka pot at home though. 

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道艺黄帝

I'm not familiar with BJ, not am I with your standards, however where I'm at in浦东 there never seems to be more than 5-10km between them. Seems like plenty imo

 

btw @murrayjames, I'm near 长青路, line 13/7. Are you close by? 

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ChTTay
5 hours ago, 道艺黄帝 said:

I'm not familiar with BJ, not am I with your standards

Huh? 

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道艺黄帝

nor*, as in what qualifies as 'not many' for you guys

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ChTTay

Mmm I never said Shanghai doesn’t have many Luckin’s. I said it’s strange they don’t (according to murryjames) as Beijing has a lot a lot. 

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murrayjames

I can believe there are lots of Luckin coffee outlets in Shanghai. So far I have not seen that many. In south Chengdu, where I used to live, it seemed there was an outlet every two or three blocks. 

 

@道艺黄帝 Not super close to 长青路. I live in 碧云社区 and work at 陆家嘴. 

 

 

 

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Teasenz

Finally tried coffee from Luckin. It wasn't great, but also not that bad. They don't sell expresso size though.

@murrayjames Here in Shenzhen, most Luckin shops are situated near offices, I don't see that many in retail areas. Maybe this is the case for Shanghai as well, while in other cities they've a different strategy.

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