If you know anything about me, you know I’m a foodie. I love pup cups, and I’m here to rate the best of the best in the Pacific Northwest. Pup cups are a coffee shop delicacy that traditionally consist of a squirt of whipped cream. They are free for pups! I took a fun adventure around Portland to rate pup cups at the city’s biggest drive-thru competitors.
The first stop was Starbucks. After the traditional greeting of, “Your pup is so cute, can she have a pup cup?” I tried my first one.
The second stop was Dutch Bros. Coffee. This drive-thru coffee chain was born in Oregon, and locals are pretty addicted. Their pup cup was a surprising step up from Starbucks’ squirt of whipped cream.
The last stop was Black Rock Coffee, another born-out-of-Oregon drive-thru coffee chain. We didn’t get any pictures because the employee gave me a Milk-Bone right when we got to the window. They don’t do pup cups, but Mom thinks they’re the best, since they’re healthier than pup cups! I have to disagree.
Watch this week’s video to see who won the battle of the pup cups:
Rating for Starbucks, Dutch Bros., and Black Rock Coffee:
I honestly thought at least one of these chains was going to lose a paw or two, but they all treated me so sweetly. All three employees said “cute dog” and, “Would she like a pup cup?” immediately upon driving up to the window. They trained them well! I was surprised we didn’t have to ask. I want to go to more local coffee drive-thrus to keep performing this test. Mom says we can only go occasionally since whipped cream has sugar, so it’s not supposed to be eaten by pups very often. She thinks they should just do dog treats, but she is not always right! I think they all deserve their two paws up. I hope you are enjoying our new channel. Please let us know if there is anything else you’d like to see from us!
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