McDonalds coffee…hmmm…not impressed...
This am I wanted to grab a cup of coffee (since I put away the coffeemaker in place of the juicer…yeah, like that's getting a lot of use). I was (still am) pretty much wearing my PJ's (don't judge, it's house cleaning/laundry day). I wanted to go out to Starbucks or one of the little independent places near me, but really didn't want to have to see people. Then…ding ding ding!! McDonalds coffee is supposed to be good, and cheap, and there's a drive-thru!! Great! So I headed off to MickyD's, and ordered a large latte. Honestly, I was shocked at the price!! With tax it came to 3.91, basically $4 for a coffee that. while good, was actually smaller than a venti froom Starbucks, and more expensive!! Where does McDonalds get off charging so much???It's McDonalds!!! Crazy that I could get two double cheesebugers, fries and a small coke for almost the same amount. Maybe it's time to put the juicer away and set up the coffeemaker again!
IMHO coffee made anywhere other than "home" is crazy.
I grind my beans and do "French Press", so yeah I very-rarely-to-never find restaurant/cafe (that includes the Ubiquitous Starbucks) coffee pleasing to my palate.
Short answer: get your coffee maker out of storage and start brewing again. Life is too short for bad brew.
The reason McD's charges $4 for a coffee is because people (like you ) are willing to pay that much. If they could charge $20 they would. Maybe next time just get the coffeemaker out and pocket the money - that's what led to my first million.
I'm not a fan of McDonalds hot coffee either. If there is no Starbucks nearby I prefer Dunkin Donuts over Micky D's. In SW CT we have a DD every half mile or so on well traveled roads. Many independents around here serve Green Mountain Coffee which can be pretty good unless they water it down somehow ( maybe smaller fractional packs?). I do like Micky D's Sugar Free French Vanilla Iced Coffee however and a medium is just a buck.
The only thing impressive to me is that the coffee is drinkable and not too bad. I wouldn't have expected as much from McDonalds.