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(CNN)   McDonald's coffee coming to supermarkets. To get the full McDonald's experience just add scalding water and pour onto your own lap   (money.cnn.com ) divider line
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2014-08-21 08:22:17 AM  
That stuff has been in the stores for months.
 
2014-08-21 08:32:17 AM  
We already get Newman's Own Organic coffee in stores.
 
2014-08-21 08:44:39 AM  
The next thing you know they'll be selling pre-sliced bread and milk in plastic bottles!
 
2014-08-21 08:45:37 AM  
On the plus side, it's better than Starbucks.
 
2014-08-21 08:57:11 AM  
McDonald's trifecta now in play on the business tab.

But you might as well delete my post when you rearrange the green times for the 400th time before this goes green.
 
2014-08-21 11:04:41 AM  
mcdonalds sponsored links today?
 
2014-08-21 11:05:28 AM  
Boy, it's hot out. It's so hot, I had to pour McDonald's coffee in my lap to cool off.

Johnny Carson said that.
 
2014-08-21 11:13:06 AM  
Mickey D's trifecta in play
 
2014-08-21 11:21:20 AM  
Guantanamo Bay? We really don't care about our troops, do we? Do we still give them free cigarettes, too? Nothing like a heart attack with a side of lung cancer.
 
2014-08-21 11:35:04 AM  
McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.
 
2014-08-21 11:35:47 AM  

dittybopper: On the plus side, it's better than Starbucks.


I don't even much like Starbucks but I wouldn't go that far.
 
2014-08-21 11:41:49 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.


When is the last time you actually had some?  It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.
 
2014-08-21 11:45:42 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: dittybopper: On the plus side, it's better than Starbucks.

I don't even much like Starbucks but I wouldn't go that far.


I was joking.  Starbucks blond roast isn't that bad.  But I'm likely to skip both them if there is a Dunkin' Donuts anywhere in the vicinity.  If I'm getting coffee while I'm out and about, which is rarely.  Usually, I just brew it at home.

A crappy 30 year old Sunbeam Mr. Coffee clone and some Folgers classic roast, and I'm good.

/Wife has a Keurig.
//She never uses it.
 
2014-08-21 11:53:37 AM  

Egoy3k: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.

When is the last time you actually had some?  It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.


i dunno, jack in the box up here in the northwest does a pretty okay cup of kona. it's a touch harder on the roast than i like for those beans but hey, kona blend, what are you gonna do.

mcdonalds' is okay tho. respectably done coffee, now.
 
2014-08-21 11:59:51 AM  

Egoy3k: When is the last time you actually had some? It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.


Seriously?  Last time I had it, it tasted like burnt water.  It was so acidic, it damned near made me vomit.
 
2014-08-21 12:05:20 PM  

Uzzah: Boy, it's hot out. It's so hot, I had to pour McDonald's coffee in my lap to cool off.

Johnny Carson said that.


Actually I think it was Yakov Smirnoff.
 
2014-08-21 12:09:42 PM  

dittybopper: On the plus side, it's better than Starbucks.


Came here to say this.

/This.
 
2014-08-21 12:19:41 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: Egoy3k: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.

When is the last time you actually had some?  It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.

i dunno, jack in the box up here in the northwest does a pretty okay cup of kona. it's a touch harder on the roast than i like for those beans but hey, kona blend, what are you gonna do.

mcdonalds' is okay tho. respectably done coffee, now.


We don't have jack in the box up here in canuckistan so YMMV on my statement.
 
2014-08-21 12:30:16 PM  
McD coffee isn't quite at the consistent level of say a burger. You get a Big Mac anywhere it's going to be the same. For the coffee it's too variable. Maybe they didn't put enough in, let it sit too long, whatever other ways you can fark up coffee.  Generally, I find it really good but there have been a couple visits when it sucked.
 
2014-08-21 12:44:07 PM  
For the same amount of effort and less price I can brew a single cup at home and take it with me so I don't have to sit in a drive-through behind people, wait for a credit card machine receipt, drive to the next window, wait for someone to pour coffee thats been sitting out for too long.

The only thing you can call McDonalds coffee is "inoffensive" - as its a mild roast that upsets no one with that crazy thing they call flavor.

/my coffee is always medium to dark roasts
//I want my coffee to punch me in the face with exotic flavors as well as caffeine.
///Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Keurigs are both overpriced and suck.
 
2014-08-21 12:54:56 PM  

Neondistraction: Uzzah: Boy, it's hot out. It's so hot, I had to pour McDonald's coffee in my lap to cool off.

Johnny Carson said that.

Actually I think it was Yakov Smirnoff.


In Soviet Russia, coffee pours you.
 
2014-08-21 01:19:23 PM  

Kristoph57: For the same amount of effort and less price I can brew a single cup at home and take it with me so I don't have to sit in a drive-through behind people, wait for a credit card machine receipt, drive to the next window, wait for someone to pour coffee thats been sitting out for too long.

The only thing you can call McDonalds coffee is "inoffensive" - as its a mild roast that upsets no one with that crazy thing they call flavor.

/my coffee is always medium to dark roasts
//I want my coffee to punch me in the face with exotic flavors as well as caffeine.

///Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Keurigs are both overpriced and suck.


Does not compute. The darker the roast the less caffeine.
 
2014-08-21 01:22:31 PM  

Egoy3k: Kristoph57: For the same amount of effort and less price I can brew a single cup at home and take it with me so I don't have to sit in a drive-through behind people, wait for a credit card machine receipt, drive to the next window, wait for someone to pour coffee thats been sitting out for too long.

The only thing you can call McDonalds coffee is "inoffensive" - as its a mild roast that upsets no one with that crazy thing they call flavor.

/my coffee is always medium to dark roasts
//I want my coffee to punch me in the face with exotic flavors as well as caffeine.
///Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Keurigs are both overpriced and suck.

Does not compute. The darker the roast the less caffeine.


Definition of AS WELL AS
:
  in addition to :  <the coach, as well as the team, is ready>

One does not negate the other, and I for one prefer both.
 
2014-08-21 01:38:37 PM  

Kristoph57: Egoy3k: Kristoph57: For the same amount of effort and less price I can brew a single cup at home and take it with me so I don't have to sit in a drive-through behind people, wait for a credit card machine receipt, drive to the next window, wait for someone to pour coffee thats been sitting out for too long.

The only thing you can call McDonalds coffee is "inoffensive" - as its a mild roast that upsets no one with that crazy thing they call flavor.

/my coffee is always medium to dark roasts
//I want my coffee to punch me in the face with exotic flavors as well as caffeine.
///Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Keurigs are both overpriced and suck.

Does not compute. The darker the roast the less caffeine.

Definition of AS WELL AS
:  in addition to :  <the coach, as well as the team, is ready>

One does not negate the other, and I for one prefer both.


You actually cannot have both. You can have a light roast with a lot of caffeine or a dark roast without a lot amount of caffeine.
 
2014-08-21 02:07:32 PM  
Ugh. Burnt hot water that ya don't have to buy at Mickey D's. No thanks.
 
2014-08-21 02:30:10 PM  

Egoy3k: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.

When is the last time you actually had some?  It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.


Last week, actually. Drive through. Maybe it was just a bad batch but I'm telling you it was terrible. Not gross or anything...just flavorless. Having to wait 20 minutes for it to be cool enough to drink wasn't cool either.
 
2014-08-21 03:10:48 PM  

Egoy3k: You actually cannot have both.


Caffeine content varies by roast level. Caffeine diminishes with increased roasting level: light roast, 1.37%; medium roast, 1.31%; and dark roast, 1.31%
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_roasting

One does not negate the other. So yes, I can.
 
2014-08-21 03:12:11 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Egoy3k: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: McD's coffee's only saving grace is it's cheap, and even then only when there isn't a convenience store or gas station nearby. Why the hell would anyone want to buy this at the store? It tastes like they took a quarter cup of brewed coffee and mixed it with boiling tap water to save money.

When is the last time you actually had some?  It's IMO the best cup of coffee you can get from a chain right now.

Last week, actually. Drive through. Maybe it was just a bad batch but I'm telling you it was terrible. Not gross or anything...just flavorless. Having to wait 20 minutes for it to be cool enough to drink wasn't cool either.


This is true. The double walled cups are great in the winter but in the summer they never cool down.  Up here in Canada though they are actually cutting into the nearly institutionalized Tim Hortens coffee sales. I'm not their biggest fan but I was working for them when they started getting the new coffee (like 13 years ago or so now when it began) and it was a huge improvement.  Not even the people who worked there would drink it before and then after we got the new stuff everybody was drinking it and the store started locking up the grounds with the high value (commonly stolen) stock such as bacon and cookie dough.
 
2014-08-21 03:32:02 PM  

Kristoph57: For the same amount of effort and less price I can brew a single cup at home and take it with me so I don't have to sit in a drive-through behind people, wait for a credit card machine receipt, drive to the next window, wait for someone to pour coffee thats been sitting out for too long.

The only thing you can call McDonalds coffee is "inoffensive" - as its a mild roast that upsets no one with that crazy thing they call flavor.

/my coffee is always medium to dark roasts
//I want my coffee to punch me in the face with exotic flavors as well as caffeine.
///Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. Keurigs are both overpriced and suck.


With coffee, flavor has to do with the ratio of water to coffee grounds (which is why Keurigs suck), freshness, and also the temperature at which you drink it. You'll notice more after it cools below a certain level - I haven't measured it myself, but I've read somewhere around 130°F. Higher than that, the taste buds don't sense as much, plus you're more likely to sip small amounts to avoid burning the tongue.

Mild, medium, and dark roasts just have different flavors. The lighter ones vary more according to the beans' origin and processing method. Also, the beans expand as they're roasted, so dark ones have less caffeine by volume.

Of course, people who'd buy coffee at a McDonald's wouldn't care about all that.
 
2014-08-21 03:47:32 PM  
On a related note, does anyone know what the hell Dunkin Donuts uses to sweeten their coffee? I love it, but it doesn't taste like normal sugar, so I don't quite trust it. DD coffee with cream and sugar is like hot coffee ice cream or something.
 
2014-08-21 04:02:54 PM  
If people just load up on cream and sugar does it still matter where the coffee came from?  I only drink my coffee with cream and sugar when it tastes bad.
 
2014-08-21 04:44:51 PM  
Hipster moment incoming: over a decade ago, I clicked one of those 'get a free laptop!' things where you had to sign up for some offers. Discovered a coffee company called Boca Java as one of them, signed up, and I have been an extremely loyal customer ever since, even through their weird hiatus when the company got sold with no notice several years ago. The guy with the magic roasting recipes was part of the purchase deal apparently, so he moved to Denver and the coffee supply resumed.

Obviously I never got the free laptop, because heeeey internet scams, but in my mind the coffee tradeoff is well worth it. To this day, it's the only brand I will drink black. McDonald's coffee is gross, in comparison. Tim Horton's and DD are tolerable.

/end hipster moment
 
2014-08-21 05:09:37 PM  
Only one problem with that....you can't file a lawsuit against yourself charging that the "Hot!" warning
wasn't big enough.
 
2014-08-21 09:10:32 PM  

mrmaster: If people just load up on cream and sugar does it still matter where the coffee came from?  I only drink my coffee with cream and sugar when it tastes bad.


This, well sugar anyway. Once you start adding sugar to coffee you may as well be drinking the cheapest crap on the store shelf, all you can taste at is the sweetness anyway.
 
2014-08-21 09:18:58 PM  
It's actually very good coffee. It's light in one respect, but there's a full bodied aroma in there, highlighted by essences of atrazine, pig's toenails, and cherry blossom. I think I tasted a bit of genuine rodent's tail in there at least once, and trust me you haven't lived until you've enjoyed the earthly notes of a roasted rodent tail. And, they don't roast it into exhausted crumbly coals and use that to roast the next batch into exhausted crumbly coals, at which point the first batch is reconstituted into bean shaped "coffee product" and sold for hilariously over priced amounts.
 
2014-08-22 04:38:11 AM  

Li'l Robbie: Only one problem with that....you can't file a lawsuit against yourself charging that the "Hot!" warning
wasn't big enough.


You should really go take a look at the pics of the lady who filed that lawsuit. see just how hot, hot was.
 
2014-08-22 08:39:17 PM  

mrmaster: If people just load up on cream and sugar does it still matter where the coffee came from?  I only drink my coffee with cream and sugar when it tastes bad.


Only thing worse than McD's coffee is their creamer and sweetener in their coffee.
 
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