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Old 04-04-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Just about every store and eatery is offering discounted coffee deals the past few months.

Mcdonalds - 99 cents any size coffee
Wendys - 99 cents any size coffee
Starbucks - all you can drink coffee for $35 in 01/14 promo.
DD - Seems like they didn't run any discount coffee promos
Wawa - $1.49 any size
7-11 - Promo in Jan, 4 free coffee if you buy a mug

I personally don't think McD or Wendys can steal coffee biz from DD or Starbucks the reason is that, I've drank coffee many times at McD and Wendys, the biggest problem is consistency or the lack of.
Since they don't have a milk/sugar station McD and Wendys always gets it wrong for me. Either too little milk or too much sugar. The coffee sometimes either too water down or stale.

Places like Wawa and 7-11, their coffees are too weak. I see them brew the coffee and they use grounded coffee that came from boxes under the brewers. Low quality stuff deserves the cheap price tag.

That leaves places like Starbucks, DD, Gloria Jean, Seattle Coffee as being still the better places to go for your consistent morning Joe.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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That's weird about the big fire sale on coffee. A few weeks ago I read that the price of coffee, in the long-term, is on the rise due to global climate change (see link below). So enjoy the cheaper brew now, while you can.

How climate change will brew a bad-tasting, expensive cup of coffee | Environment | The Guardian
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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Homemade electric peculator coffee is for us, Dunkin' Donuts!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 AM
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Just about every store and eatery is offering discounted coffee deals the past few months.

Mcdonalds - 99 cents any size coffee
Wendys - 99 cents any size coffee
Starbucks - all you can drink coffee for $35 in 01/14 promo.
DD - Seems like they didn't run any discount coffee promos
Wawa - $1.49 any size
7-11 - Promo in Jan, 4 free coffee if you buy a mug

I personally don't think McD or Wendys can steal coffee biz from DD or Starbucks the reason is that, I've drank coffee many times at McD and Wendys, the biggest problem is consistency or the lack of.
Since they don't have a milk/sugar station McD and Wendys always gets it wrong for me. Either too little milk or too much sugar. The coffee sometimes either too water down or stale.

Places like Wawa and 7-11, their coffees are too weak. I see them brew the coffee and they use grounded coffee that came from boxes under the brewers. Low quality stuff deserves the cheap price tag.

That leaves places like Starbucks, DD, Gloria Jean, Seattle Coffee as being still the better places to go for your consistent morning Joe.

Exactly! McD quality of coffee is actually decent. The problem is the staff never get the drink order right, and as you say they have no cream/sugar station for customers. So its a waste of time.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I find the quality of McDonald's coffee to be pretty high, in recent years.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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I love the coffee promos, lately....
Got the free McDonald's today, lol
Starbuck's is doing one???
I noticed DD never offers any specials....
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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I love the coffee promos, lately....
Got the free McDonald's today, lol
Starbuck's is doing one???
I noticed DD never offers any specials....
I believe that I read that McDonald's is offering free coffee because Taco Bell is getting into the breakfast business by selling waffle tacos.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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McDonald's makes great coffee. And since I drink it black, I don't care about the cream and sugar. You can't ask for it on the side and prepare it yourself? The McDonald's around here will do that.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't sugar my coffee, and I don't have a big preference for cream, either a lot or a little is fine with me (so long as it's real cream or half & half; if it's creamer, don't bother...no slick, flat-tasting soy product for me). I'll also drink it black with no problem. So I never have an issue with drive-through coffee. And I'm glad they add the cream and/or sugar themselves at McDonald's, because I don't want to be juggling little cups of half and half and packets of sweetener in a vehicle, thanks. As a person who does a fair amount of my coffee-drinking on the road, the "We'll add the sugar and cream" practice was pretty much the best thing ever when it started, IMO.


I would think that if you're extremely particular about your add-ins, you'd be better off just making your own coffee, or patronizing coffee places where you can add your own.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I love Mc Donald's coffee. I almost always drink coffee at home, good old Folgers or sometimes the Alaskan Kaladi Bros., but when I get tired of it, I'll go to McDonalds. However, I wouldn't touch anything else they serve with a ten foot pole. Bleech! I also love Panera Bread coffee. It is consistently good and reasonably priced. Starbucks is crap, IMO. I only go there when nothing else is available.
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