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McDonald's coffee better than Starbucks

El Legenda
02-15-2007, 03:09 AM
A triple-venti-Americano-decaf surprise?
Consumer Reports finds McDonald’s coffee better than Starbucks
Starbucks may be the world’s largest coffee shop chain in the world, but what they serve isn’t as good as what McDonald’s brews, Consumer Reports says.

In the March issue, the magazine called the fast food giant’s Premium Roast “cheapest and best.” The coffee also beat out new offerings from Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts.

A panel of “trained testers” took their brew black — no cream, milk or sugar — and visited two locations of each company.


The magazine reported that McDonald's was “decent and moderately strong. Although it lacked the subtle top notes needed to make it rise and shine, it had no flaws.”

As for Starbucks, the magazine called it “strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open.”

The magazine’s final recommendation: “make your own coffee — just call it something special.”

Richard_from_Cal
02-15-2007, 03:14 AM
Yow! I go to McDonald's & Jacques-in-zee-box, because they give you the 2nd cup free.

However, I do like the pastries at Starbucks. For that matter, the Armenian district in my hometown has a few pastry shops...a pox on Starbucks...I'll go to mickey-d's and then the sugar alley.:drool:

RickDaStick
02-15-2007, 03:15 AM
FREE coffee at Mcdonalds on mondays

alelysafina
02-15-2007, 03:19 AM
7-11 has good coffee too and at just 99 cents a cup, it's a steal; plus, they have krispy kreme donuts right next to the coffee.

Lee
02-15-2007, 03:21 AM
When I was visiting Hong Kong, McDonald was the only place I could drink a decent cup of coffee.

cath777
02-15-2007, 03:25 AM
Starbucks is way overrated. Plenty better cups of coffee elsewhere.

El Legenda
02-15-2007, 03:28 AM
ever since i started college, i've been doing a cup of beer in the morning :)

MisterQ
02-15-2007, 03:50 AM
ever since i started college, i've been doing a cup of beer in the morning :)

Hopefully you're at least sleeping in until noon. :lol:

El Legenda
02-15-2007, 03:54 AM
Hopefully you're at least sleeping in until noon. :lol:


:lol: no, i get up at 8 every morning. expect Friday and Sunday mornings, Thurs and Sat nights are must Bar/party nights.

not having classes on Friday is best schedule making i have ever done :lol:

Mistaflava
02-15-2007, 05:18 AM
ever since i started college, i've been doing a cup of beer in the morning :)


that's so white trash...

Jadranka
02-15-2007, 05:25 PM
i know :cool:

tangerine_dream
02-15-2007, 05:39 PM
As for Starbucks, the magazine called it “strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open.”
This is no surprise to me. I've always hated the burnt smell and bitter taste of Starbucks' regular coffee. It's gross.

I don't think people who go to Starbucks drink the regular coffee anyway. From my observations they always get the expensively sweet vanilla-caramel-frothy drinks.

Dunkin Donuts makes the best regular coffee. :drool:

McDonald's coffee will give you third degree burns. :scared:

MisterQ
02-15-2007, 05:51 PM
Dunkin Donuts makes the best regular coffee. :drool:

yes :yeah:

McDonald's coffee will give you third degree burns. :scared:

But if you get burnt and fat, you can sue twice! :cool:

JustJames
02-15-2007, 06:12 PM
Evidently no tests were completed in the U.K. The last time I braved coffee from Mcdonalds, I threw it away after a few sips Lol. I would imagine urine flavoured with salt and lime juice would produce a similar taste...Nasty stuff.

Chloe le Bopper
02-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Tim Horton's has them both beat :p

Mistaflava
02-15-2007, 06:43 PM
Tim Horton's has them both beat :p


Spoken like a true Peterborougher....well done.

Pfloyd
02-15-2007, 10:59 PM
Both of there pure coffee's suck, although McDonald's may be a bit better. But Starbucks has a good overall option of things to eat and drink, plus they have a good taste in music.

As always, consumer reports is always a pleasure to read.

R.Federer
02-15-2007, 11:18 PM
The price is better at McDonald's, that's for sure.

Starbucks has made it okay to charge US$4.50 for a coffee. This was unimaginable even 10 years ago in the US.

R.Federer
02-15-2007, 11:19 PM
Evidently no tests were completed in the U.K. The last time I braved coffee from Mcdonalds, I threw it away after a few sips Lol. I would imagine urine flavoured with salt and lime juice would produce a similar taste...Nasty stuff.

I'm sorry to tell you James... but that was indeed what you got in your cuppa.

MisterQ
02-15-2007, 11:25 PM
The price is better at McDonald's, that's for sure.

Starbucks has made it okay to charge US$4.50 for a coffee. This was unimaginable even 10 years ago in the US.

At least they treat their employees remarkably well for a chain of that sort -- even part-timers can get benefits. Makes me feel a bit better paying that price there (although I usually get something cheaper :lol: )

Richard_from_Cal
02-16-2007, 12:01 AM
The price is better at McDonald's, that's for sure.

Starbucks has made it okay to charge US$4.50 for a coffee. This was unimaginable even 10 years ago in the US.
Really! In downtown L.A., there's a place called Phillipe's...and they sell mugs of coffee, for 9 cents! Yet.


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RickDaStick
02-16-2007, 12:19 AM
Really! In downtown L.A., there's a place called Phillipe's...and they sell mugs of coffee, for 9 cents! Yet.

http://www.phillipes.com/restaurant/history.shtml
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Did you give us a fake link assuming no one would click on it?:rolleyes:

Richard_from_Cal
02-16-2007, 12:25 AM
Did you give us a fake link assuming no one would click on it?:rolleyes:Naah, sorry. I clicked on that myself...late to getting around to editing it. So sorry.

If, however, you google "Phillipe's," and then click on the one beneath the first result, you'll get where I wanted to direct you.:)

Mistaflava
02-16-2007, 02:15 AM
At least Starbucks employees don't smell like sour milk...

dkw
02-16-2007, 10:22 PM
mud and water is better than Starbucks.

safinafan
05-28-2009, 12:57 AM
I love MC capuccino (I'm addicted) :D

Ivanatis
05-28-2009, 06:46 AM
safinafan in bumping mode:eek:

btw Starbucks >>>>> McDonalds

Lee
05-28-2009, 02:03 PM
McDonald begins to promote McCafé in US. While I was in Hong Kong, almost every McDonald has a café attached to it and I liked it much more than Starbucks and the price was half.

savesthedizzle
05-28-2009, 11:43 PM
I am very loyal to my Starbucks. I would not ever abandon them :awww:

RagingLamb
06-01-2009, 04:22 AM
"Consumer Reports" is where I stopped reading.

Nathaliia
06-01-2009, 07:32 AM
My gosh I kept hearing Starbucks, Starbucks, but it must be the worst shit ever :haha: lately they opened shops in Poland but we have so good national cafes that the Starbucks in front of my dorm is either empty or with foreign tourists only LOL. And McDonalds sucks too :worship:

Ilovetheblues_86
06-01-2009, 07:52 AM
I never went to Starbucks...as a matter of fact..I don´t drink coffee, but here in Brazil we prefer to drink our national production too.

Nikki♥
06-01-2009, 09:29 AM
The Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks is the yuckiest drink ever. :help:

SloKid
06-01-2009, 09:55 AM
I'm so glad we don't have the generic Starbuck crap here.

the biscuit
06-01-2009, 10:37 AM
LOL, whatev; I love Starbucks. I can't wait for it to take over Belgium; for now we only have one near Brussels (Zaventem Airport). I had the best orange muffin, chocchipcookie, cake (I can eat a lot) there. Coffee was OK; I drank a cappucino and I didn't hate it. :shrug: But all coffee pales in comparison with the one I make anyways, doesn't matter from which company it is.

TMJordan
06-01-2009, 03:37 PM
LOL, whatev; I love Starbucks. I can't wait for it to take over Belgium; for now we only have one near Brussels (Zaventem Airport). I had the best orange muffin, chocchipcookie, cake (I can eat a lot) there. Coffee was OK; I drank a cappucino and I didn't hate it. :shrug: But all coffee pales in comparison with the one I make anyways, doesn't matter from which company it is.
lol

azza
06-01-2009, 10:10 PM
Gloria Jeans has best coffee

tangerine_dream
06-01-2009, 10:20 PM
The next time I'm in Canada I need to check out Tim Horton's, my northern neighbors swear by it.

I of course do my part to convert everybody to Dunkin Donuts. http://i27.tinypic.com/24e18vr.jpg

Krispy Kreme's coffee wasn't too bad either before all the franchises near me closed. :ignore:

camnation
06-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Tim Horton's has them both beat :p
I worked at Tim Horton's one summer and could never be made to drink the stuff for free. Yech, it's awful!

Lee
06-02-2009, 12:06 AM
I worked at Tim Horton's one summer and could never be made to drink the stuff for free. Yech, it's awful!

I like Tim Horton's coffee. Everytime I visit Canada, the donut (my son) and coffee (myself) is a must.

its.like.that
06-02-2009, 04:18 AM
The next time I'm in Canada I need to check out Tim Horton's, my northern neighbors swear by it.

I of course do my part to convert everybody to Dunkin Donuts. http://i27.tinypic.com/24e18vr.jpg

Krispy Kreme's coffee wasn't too bad either before all the franchises near me closed. :ignore:

Expected no less from a classy wench like you tangy.

;)

sammy01
06-02-2009, 08:39 AM
you do know you can get much better coffee than these 2 places and theres less chavs if you go elsewhere.

shotgun
06-02-2009, 01:31 PM
Starbucks coffee is not bad, just ridiculously overpriced. There are a few places where you can buy a full meal for the price of a Starbucks coffee. :lol:

cobalt60
06-02-2009, 01:35 PM
The next time I'm in Canada I need to check out Tim Horton's, my northern neighbors swear by it.

I of course do my part to convert everybody to Dunkin Donuts. http://i27.tinypic.com/24e18vr.jpg

Krispy Kreme's coffee wasn't too bad either before all the franchises near me closed. :ignore:

Since Maine considers itself part of Canada and vice versa we have lots of Tim Horton's around. The coffee is eh. I prefer the local coffee houses personally.

camnation
06-03-2009, 12:35 AM
I like Tim Horton's coffee. Everytime I visit Canada, the donut (my son) and coffee (myself) is a must.
Yeah, I had a lot of customers tell me they need Timmy's coffee to live lol. Personally I'm not a big coffee fan so that greatly sways my opinion. (I had more than my fair share of donuts though. ;))

tangerine_dream
07-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Tim Horton's has finally invaded NYC, at the expense of my local DD. :(

On top of that, I did not get my free cup of Tim coffee yesterday. :mad:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/nyregion/14doughnut.html?_r=1

buddyholly
07-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Do they take loonies?

Lee
07-14-2009, 11:29 PM
Tim Horton's has finally invaded NYC, at the expense of my local DD. :(

On top of that, I did not get my free cup of Tim coffee yesterday. :mad:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/nyregion/14doughnut.html?_r=1

Your lost tangy :lol:

And I don't have the chance to visit any Tim Horton this summer in Canada :sobbing:

straitup
07-14-2009, 11:49 PM
:lol: I don't drink coffee, but McDonald's also has delicious ice cream. It's quite shocking.

Of course there's like 10 starbucks within 5 minutes of me, so I'm surprised I haven't succumbed to drinking the coffee there. I always get apple cider :lol: