"McDonald's coffee bests Starbucks
Coffee snobs get their comeuppance in the March issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
Published reports say the nonprofit organization's taste testers ruled the coffee served by McDonald's beat out the pricey brew served up at Starbucks.
The magazine reportedly says McDonald's Premium Roast Coffee has 'no flaws,' labeling it 'decent and moderately strong.' The java from Starbucks, meanwhile, was determined to be 'strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open.'
The testers also ranked coffee from Burger King and privately held Dunkin' Donuts, which claims to serve nearly a billion cups a year. Neither stood up to the competition, the magazine said.
Burger King's brew 'looked like coffee but tasted more like hot water," the report states, while Dunkin's 'was inoffensive, but it had no oomph.'"
People are very possessively protective of their coffee rituals. I prefer Peets myself, but here in New England, you'd have better odds walking in front of traffic rather than accidentally blocking the Dunkin' Donuts' entrance.