McDonald's coffee has been a budget-fixing game-changer for many. You can get your caffeine fix at an incredibly affordable price, and you can do so from the comfort of your own car. Word to the wise: Spilling hot McDonald's coffee on yourself is not a good idea, no matter how beneficial to your budget the process may be.
When we heard they were switching the McCafe up, we got a little nervous. Thus, we've gathered everything you need to know about McDonald's changing its coffee.
1. Bringing competition to Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts
When it comes to name recognition, McCafe doesn't hold a candle to Dunkin' Donuts, and Starbucks is in an entirely different planet than both of them.
The home of the golden arches is looking to change this with their revamped cafe setup.
2. Better Beans
The McCafe revamp starts with the beans used in McDonald's coffee. They're looking to get better beans from more sustainable sources in order to square up against the Starbucks locations of the world.
3. Rewards Programs
Coffee rewards programs are great, and McDonald's realizes this. They're looking to ramp up the marketing for their rewards program to go along with their new, improved coffee line.
4. Seasonal Beverages
Speaking of new and improved, remember when pumpkin spice was a big thing? Yeah, we somehow remember that too (insert exaggerated face here).
Part of the new and improved McCafe experience will be more seasonal beverages. We're hoping for a shamrock shake with caffeine in it, and we're only partially joking about that.
5. Drip for a Dollar
McDonald's is planning to have a $1 drip coffee option. Yeah ... that's what we're talking about when we say budget-fixing.
6. From "Candiano" to Americano
Americanos and espresso shots have been offered in McCafe locations across Canada.
They're looking to incorporate these beverages in the States as well, upgrading to an espresso -making system with better milk-steaming technology.