Ask DN: When do you normally wake up? Oh and do you love Starbucks?

over 7 years ago from , Founder at Quest Mobile

Do you wake up...and frantically run down to the nearest starbucks to start your day to get your coffee fix? If so when do you normally do this 7am, 10am? Their is a very real reason why I'm asking.


  • Jodi WarrenJodi Warren, over 7 years ago

    What's the reason? This feels rather spammy without one.

    6 points
    • , over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Ha I'm giving out free Starbucks inside my app permanently ( community supported ) Available in several countries. I've been wondering when would be a good time to enable and disable such a feature.

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  • David AlandíDavid Alandí, over 7 years ago

    7 am. No coffee at all.

    4 points
  • Edwin de JonghEdwin de Jongh, over 7 years ago

    I live in the Netherlands so there's not a whole bunch of Starbucks' around. I usually wake up around 10AM (I work remote). I have my own espresso machine (Gaggia Classic) so every morning I grind some fresh beans, foam some milk and make myself a nice cappuccino or double espresso.

    3 points
  • Andrew ZimmermanAndrew Zimmerman, over 7 years ago

    Wakeup: 4:30 to 5:00 AM No coffee. Ever.

    2 points
  • Clinton HalpinClinton Halpin, over 7 years ago

    6:30 AM and no Starbucks I brew fresh beans at home. I set it on a timer so that it starts brewing at 6:25 right before I wake up!

    2 points
  • Danny Zabolotny, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I don't drink very much coffee, but if I did I would probably drink something cheaper like Dunkin Donuts or I'd brew my own. Starbucks' coffee is too bitter for me to really like it. I'm more of a water/soda person.

    Edit: Wow I'm bad at answering questions... I wake up at 7:30am and I usually crawl into work by 9:15am.

    0 points
  • Michael DriscollMichael Driscoll, over 7 years ago

    up by 8, coffee in hand by 815. Never starbucks.

    0 points
  • Chris ColemanChris Coleman, over 7 years ago

    5:45-6:15 (using Sleep Cycle app). It's usually 6:15. I drink my coffee in the car around 7:40. The coffee is usually Mayorga, which is roasted locally, but big enough that I can get it at my local Costco.

    I don't hate Starbucks, but I also don't have some sort of bizarre condition that compels me to spend $2.50 on so-so coffee every day. I'll drink it on rare occasions, like if I need to get out of the office for a bit in the afternoon.

    0 points
  • Alex FerensAlex Ferens, over 7 years ago

    6-6:30, green tea ftw

    0 points
  • Daniel ArcherDaniel Archer, over 7 years ago

    Wake up 7am, gym (if I'm up to it) and Philz coffee on the way or way back, or Nespresso at home - sometime Starbucks at work.

    0 points
  • Axel ValdezAxel Valdez, over 7 years ago

    I wake up at ~6:30, and some mornings I quickly grind beans and brew them in a french press before I take my kid to school. If I'm in a hurry I just grab a cup when I get to the office (not so good, but does the work and it's always ready).

    0 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Up at 7 (at least) because of little ones demands. Cup of earl grey tea (with milk, yes I know) a round of toast and I'm good to go. There's a lot of good coffee place near home and work so never have the need to go to that place. Not got the best coffee palette in the world but Starbucks is a bit nasty and as they are devoid of ethics I well avoid

    0 points
  • Tanner ChristensenTanner Christensen, over 7 years ago

    Lately I've been waking up at 6am so I have enough time to meditate and catch up on emails before my 15 minute commute to work. No need to stop at Starbucks, we have a wide selection of coffee available at the office.

    0 points
  • Samuel ṢoṣinaSamuel Ṣoṣina, over 7 years ago

    7-8am. Start the day with a protein shake instead :)

    0 points
  • Hery Ratsimihah, over 7 years ago

    Howdy! /me wakes up between 9am and 11am, often closer to the latter, and he brews a Nespresso shot right on waking up. He sometimes grabs a cortado (iced with no ice, please) around 2am, but not lately, as he's been more sensitive to caffeine and has had trouble falling asleep. He used to drink Starbucks coffee when he knew nothing about coffee, but after trying some smaller independent coffee shops, there was no going back. Give this baby a try! http://www.birchcoffee.com/

    0 points
  • Diederik EenschootenDiederik Eenschooten, over 7 years ago

    WHY STARBUCKS. really this annoys me so much. Yes I wake up and yes I drink coffee, but yet i've never had starbucks, why not? Because there are locations where you can get better coffee.

    I don't drink coffee when I wake up, normally around 10 the first round out of 3.

    0 points
  • Rober GonzálezRober González, over 7 years ago

    Wake up: 7am. 1st coffee: 9 am at work.

    0 points
  • Joe BarberJoe Barber, over 7 years ago

    Wake up 7-8 am. No, starbucks is frothed milk and sugar. Gives me the shits. Depending on time, I'll aeropress or pour-over some coffee at home, then have 1-2 more cups at the office (Thank god my office actually cares about having decent beans).

    0 points
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, over 7 years ago

    6am, and I never drink coffee (tea FTW)

    0 points
  • Juan SolanoJuan Solano, over 7 years ago

    8:00 am. and i don't care about starbucks.

    0 points
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, over 7 years ago

    Yes all designers wake up a 7am and drink Starbucks.

    Also, none of us have beards, or checked shirts or ride fixed gear bikes, if that helps as well.

    0 points
    • Tanner ChristensenTanner Christensen, over 7 years ago

      Apart from being physically unable to grow a beard, I own multiple checkered shirts and own a fixed gear bike.

      0 points
      • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, over 7 years ago

        The beard will come, give it time :-)

        Perhaps grab an aeropress or a craft beer while you wait.


        2 points
      • , over 7 years ago

        Haha I'm in the same boat Tanner mine are pretty patchy and I still have to shave once every two weeks.

        0 points
      • Danny Zabolotny, over 7 years ago

        Nobody in my family can grow a beard, even by age 50... I guess that's why I'm a developer and not a designer. I do have plenty of flannel though.

        0 points
  • Andrew LeeAndrew Lee, over 7 years ago

    Wake up at 8:00AM, get coffee at ~8:55. Walk upstairs to work by 9. Never ever buy Starbucks.

    0 points
  • Albert FreemanAlbert Freeman, over 7 years ago

    6.45AM CST They sell Starbucks coffee in quarts at my local grocery. I've cut back to a pint glass before I leave for work.

    Why don't I make my own? Look, I'm barely conscious at that point. I'm lucking I can find the floor with both feet. The cognitive process involved in actually making coffee would be extremely non-rewarding compared to pouring a glass of coffee and getting that glorious caffeine immediately.

    0 points
  • Rafael CondeRafael Conde, over 7 years ago

    5am: Brew my own coffee at home. 9am: Aeropress at the office.

    Now I'd like to know the very real reason :p

    0 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 7 years ago

    I'm up at 4:45am. Don't usually get coffee until 7 to 8am.

    0 points
  • Ryan RushingRyan Rushing, over 7 years ago

    Up between 5 - 5:30am.

    Usually I don't drink coffee in the morning; coffee drinking is reserved for around 2 or 3pm.

    0 points
  • Steve McKinneySteve McKinney, over 7 years ago

    I usually get to Starbucks around 7am, I drink tea though.

    0 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 7 years ago

    Wake up 7:30, make a coffee at home.

    I make coffee at home and at work. Used to buy it out at a nearby café but checked my YNAB for the past year and it was sickening how much I spent there. Can imagine how much worse it would have been if I'd gone to Starbucks and paid 50% extra because Starbucks.

    Starbucks is to coffee what cocktails are to beer.

    0 points
  • Bjarke DaugaardBjarke Daugaard, over 7 years ago

    "If you don't work at a place with a great coffee machine: Get out!" - Mills, Founder of ustwo

    0 points
  • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, over 7 years ago

    Wake up between 7am - 10am aiming I have 7 hours of sleep. Not my favorite but regulary drinking starbucks since Istanbul lacks of good coffeshops in non-central districts.

    0 points
  • Adrian HowardAdrian Howard, over 7 years ago

    7am. Aeropress or French Press coffee at home soon after.

    0 points
  • Alec MolloyAlec Molloy, over 7 years ago

    Wake up at 8:00, and will occasionally make some (non-caffeinated) chamomile tea.

    0 points
  • Peter MüllerPeter Müller, over 7 years ago

    I wake up at 7 am and get my first coffee in the office, around 9:10 am.

    0 points
  • Isabelle LepezIsabelle Lepez, over 7 years ago

    7-8 am, no Starbucks, coffee at home

    0 points
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, over 7 years ago

    7-8am. No Starbucks; I make tea at home.

    0 points
  • Mubashar Iqbal, over 7 years ago

    Wake up at 7am. No Starbucks, brew Dunkin Donuts at home :)

    0 points
  • Jenni LederJenni Leder, over 7 years ago

    I normally get it around 9am on my way to the bus.

    0 points
  • Amazing RandoAmazing Rando, over 7 years ago

    Wake up: 7am

    Starbucks: 8:10am on the way to work.

    0 points