McDonald's to offer gourmet coffee

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From CNN:

McDonald's coffee may go gourmet
USA Today says restaurant will compete with 7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts for share of $8.9B market.
January 10, 2005: 8:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - McDonald's may soon be going upscale with its coffee, according to a report Monday.

USA Today said the world's largest fast food company is set to test and then offer premium java at all of its 13,000 restaurants either later this year or early 2006.

No further details, such as the coffee brand, the price, or an exact roll-out date, were available.

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Oh, yeah. When I think "gourmet coffee", I think "7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts". :rolleyes:

No matter how good the coffee beans are, Micky D's will find a way to burn it to the same carbonized goo that they currently offer.
 

wdlove

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That is surprising, thought that McDonald's was the top it it's field. There shops are always busy. I also wouldn't think of McDonald's when I wanted a good cup of coffee. Starbuck's is my favorite, the best around IMHO.
 

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McD's in Canada already offeres "gourmet" coffee. Its called McCafe. Its not bad but you gotta make sure its fresh.


But nothing beats a Tim Hortons coffee.. NOTHING....
 

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jsw said:
Oh, yeah. When I think "gourmet coffee", I think "7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts". :rolleyes:
It's all relative. That is, when you're eating an Egg McMuffin or Hotcakes with Sausage on a styrofoam platter, pretty much anything will taste like "gourmet coffee."
 

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rhpenguin said:
It's not bad but you gotta make sure it's fresh.
My point exactly - it never seems to be fresh when I'm forced to get it (long trips, no good options). It's like some new quantum law that states that McDonald's coffee will always taste as though it has been on the burner for four hours, no matter when you buy it.
 

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So if I spill some hot gourmet coffee on myself, do I get to sue for douple the money. :rolleyes:
 

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rhpenguin said:
McD's in Canada already offeres "gourmet" coffee. Its called McCafe. Its not bad but you gotta make sure its fresh.


But nothing beats a Tim Hortons coffee.. NOTHING....
Oh wow I hate the end of their commercials...

"Always fresh is Tim Horton's!"

grrrrrrrr.........it gets stuck in my head for days when I hear it. Arg.
 

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jsw said:
From CNN:



Oh, yeah. When I think "gourmet coffee", I think "7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts". :rolleyes:

No matter how good the coffee beans are, Micky D's will find a way to burn it to the same carbonized goo that they currently offer.
Hey, if you had to drink the coffee we serve at work, you'd think DD WAS gourmet! :eek:
 

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Well seeing as though I think McDonalds coffee is probably the worst coffee I have ever had...Anything would be an improvement.

Though I usually just make my own at home, and bring extra to work in a thermos
 

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Timmies is a Canadian institution... I would say 1 in 3 people hit timmies on their way to work in the morning for an excelent cup of coffee... Ive only stumbled on a few timmies in the USA one being in Ohio (hit it whenever im going to Mid-Ohio race track).
 

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Well, ridicule me if you like, but I love Dunkin Donuts' coffee.
I get coffee from there every morning.
Wouldn't touch Mickey D's coffee even if it was all there was.

I'll drink Starbucks, but I'd rather have Dunkin Donuts
I don't know that I would call it gourmet, but I would call it good!

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

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Well, ridicule me if you like
OK ;)

Dunkin' Donuts coffee? I suppose you'd rather toast frozen waffles than make them fresh? You probably don't even own a Mac because, heck Windows XP is pretty good, right? Sheesh.

Aw, you know I'm just kidding. Heck, I prefer a good cup of coffee over some latte crap any day.
 

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emw said:
You probably don't even own a Mac because, heck Windows XP is pretty good, right? Sheesh.
Ouch... you really know how to hurt a dawg!

I just think Starbucks is too bitter. DD is much smoother.
Now if I want something with a bite, I'll opt for Starbucks and pay the premium price for it :rolleyes: But for my money and taste, its DD. I could care less about the "image" or anything else. I just want it to taste good, wake me up and not break the bank!

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

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MacDawg said:
I just think Starbucks is too bitter. DD is much smoother.
That would be because Starbucks actually brews with something called coffee beans. ;)

DD is smooth because, well, it's apparently just water with brown coloring added (don't want to think about that). When I drink my Starbucks venti black-eye (20 oz coffee with two added shots of espresso), I know I've had some coffee. When I drink DD "coffee", I can never be sure.
 

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jsw said:
When I drink my Starbucks venti black-eye (20 oz coffee with two added shots of espresso), ...
Isn’t that called a “red eye?” Or is that just your traditional post-brawl drink? ;)
 

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jsw said:
That would be because Starbucks actually brews with something called coffee beans. ;)

DD is smooth because, well, it's apparently just water with brown coloring added (don't want to think about that). When I drink my Starbucks venti black-eye (20 oz coffee with two added shots of espresso), I know I've had some coffee. When I drink DD "coffee", I can never be sure.
Alright, don't mess with my coffee!
*Growling, with teeth showing*

I'm secure with myself and my image :cool:
I don't need to spend a fortune on something that hurts just to drink it in order to make a fashion statement!

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

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jsw said:
That would be because Starbucks actually brews with something called coffee beans. ;)

DD is smooth because, well, it's apparently just water with brown coloring added (don't want to think about that). When I drink my Starbucks venti black-eye (20 oz coffee with two added shots of espresso), I know I've had some coffee. When I drink DD "coffee", I can never be sure.

and i thought "starbucks is mcdonalds of coffee, only worse" looks like they are better ones in the US
 

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MacDawg said:
Alright, don't mess with my coffee!
*Growling, with teeth showing*

I'm secure with myself and my image :cool:
I don't need to spend a fortune on something that hurts just to drink it in order to make a fashion statement!

Woof, Woof - Dawg
FWIW, 'Dawg, I'd rather drink Dunkin Donuts coffee than Starbucks, too. Starbucks is okay, but I'm a regular coffee kind of guy. That froufrou candyass whipped cinnamon mocha latte mumbojumbo stuff is too darn pretentious and expensive for me! ;)
 

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dotnina said:
Isn’t that called a “red eye?” Or is that just your traditional post-brawl drink? ;)
Here, a "black eye" is coffee with two added espresso shots, and a "red eye" has one.

It's not "official" terminology, so I'd imagine it varies regionally.
 

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MacDawg said:
Alright, don't mess with my coffee!
*Growling, with teeth showing*

I'm secure with myself and my image :cool:
I don't need to spend a fortune on something that hurts just to drink it in order to make a fashion statement!

Woof, Woof - Dawg
There, there, Dawg - I'd never think to mess with a man's coffee. I was only messing with your choice of Dunkin' Donuts' coffee-type hot beverage. ;)

And I'm secure enough with myself and my image to drink Starbucks without feeling pretentious - but I only get it a few times a week - coffee is expensive when it's the real thing! ;)

powermac666 said:
FWIW, 'Dawg, I'd rather drink Dunkin Donuts coffee than Starbucks, too. Starbucks is okay, but I'm a regular coffee kind of guy. That froufrou candyass whipped cinnamon mocha latte mumbojumbo stuff is too darn pretentious and expensive for me! ;)
I agree. Coffee should not be prepared with anything except, well, coffee. Although I do add a bit of cream and sugar... it's just too harsh otherwise. ;)