Coffee Wars

By: Lisa McDivitt
By: Lisa McDivitt

Some of us at KKCO put the new McDonald’s McCafe drinks to the test! See how they stacked up against Starbucks and a favorite local coffee shop.

I spend, on average, hundreds of dollars a year on coffee. So, when McDonald’s announced that it was coming out with a line of espresso drinks, I was excited to find out how they matched up to coffee power player, Starbucks, as well as one of my favorite local joints, Coffee Muggers.


I recruited our morning show director, Charlie Lohse, morning show anchor Lauren Whitney, and 11 News reporter, Joe Gagnon, for a taste test. They all tried a cappuccino from each of the three places (Starbucks, Coffee Muggers and McDonald’s.)


The winner? McDonald’s. It was the favorite of our test group. Some of the comments were that the Starbucks cappuccino was too watered down, and the Coffee Muggers cappuccino was too strong.


Another surprise? The most expensive drink was from Starbucks. The least expensive, of course, was McDonald’s.


Now, personally, my pick is Coffee Muggers – but that’s because I love a really strong cup of coffee. What do you look for in your coffee? And if you’ve tried the different brands, let me know what you think! Leave your comments above.


And to check out the story with the taste test, click here.

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