I love Starbucks but hate the prices and the often arrogant atmosphere. Coffee Connection is like Cheers for coffee drinkers. Everyone here not only knows your name after just one or two visits, they know EXACTLY how you want your coffee! And what a variety of coffees you'll find! The high school kids are devoted customers buying the frozen coffee drinks, frozen protein drinks and pastries on their way to school (warning: it's very busy in there between 7 and 7:30 a.m.!). At Coffee Connection they'll steam your milk for a regular coffee and sprinkle cinnamond or cocoa on it as though you'd ordered that very expensive coffee at the other place - only you pay normal coffee prices. If you want skim, soy, decaf or flavored, they have it all. Be warned: if you order a bagel, that's a bit slow coming to you so patience is the name of the game. And because just about everyone going in is ordering specialty drinks, the line can move a bit slowly. But trust me, it's worth it as this gem of a coffee shop in Cumberland Hill. They have lunch/deli items as well but I've never had those.