McDonald’s better than Starbucks

Buy your coffee at McDonald's. Better yet, make your own. That's the recommendation you'll find in the March issue of Consumer Reports.

The magazine sent trained testers to take their coffee black at McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts. The winner was McDonald's Premium Roast — "cheapest and best."

Starbucks coffee was described as “strong, but burnt and bitter enough to make your eyes water instead of open.”

For the record, I stopped going to McDonald's as soon as I could afford not to. And Starbucks I've only patronized once, and this was several years ago when I was stuck in the middle of a foreign country dying from heat exhaustion and with no other source of beverage.

February 5th, 2007