WHEN you think about coffee, is McDonald’s the first place that springs to mind?
If the answer is no, perhaps it’s time for a rethink as the fast food chain has announced it will be introducing fancy coffee to some of its restaurants.
If you head to McDonald’s in Oxford Street or St Paul’s you’ll find a new addition. The restaurant has introduced baristas to make your coffee for you.
The changes are aimed at the growing number of people who head to the chain specifically looking for a caffeine hit.
UK and Ireland chief executive Paul Pomroy explained: “Coffee drinkers are our most frequent customers and people may be surprised to know that we are second in this market.”
If you’re worried about the price, don’t be. The coffee will cost the same usual – about £1.59 for a cappuccino or latte.
It will be also made with the same 100% Arabica beans from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms as always, and will even be served in exactly the same cup. The only difference is who’s making it for you.
Pomroy promised that the new coffee will remain true to the brand, saying it would be “great tasting, served quickly, simply and at an affordable price”.
You can only get the service in London at the moment. However, there may be some good news for envious McDonald’s coffee lovers. As sales are exceeding expectations, the restaurant chain is planning to expand the trial into the East Midlands soon.
Sadly, there haven’t yet been any hints of the experiment being taken further afield.
This isn’t the first time McDonald’s has shaken up it’s coffee menu. Earlier this year, the chain introduced Flat Whites alongside a cheeky advert that finally explained what one was.