McDonald's, Starbucks take coffee war...

McDonald's, Starbucks take coffee war to national ad battlefield

There are 77 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 4, 2009, titled McDonald's, Starbucks take coffee war to national ad battlefield. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On Tuesday, McDonald's begins a massive advertising blitz to persuade customers to associate its famous "Mc" prefix with fancy coffee.

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King Whiteee

Longwood, FL

#66 May 7, 2009
Dunkin Do Nutz wrote:
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You are the exact Wheaton DEWSCHE BAG who hangs out in Danada Square and looks down at people that go to McDonalds that I'm talking about. Most people I know fill their Starbucks with a bunch of crap and only drink it to get a buzz. I'm not saying I drink diet coke every day, but as I said these people complain that they are broke yet they continue this habit when there are cheaper options.
So are you saying that if you don't like coffee that you don't have adult taste buds? That may be the dumbest comment I've ever heard.
Yes that is what I am saying if you are having a Mt dew as your first drink of the morning you have the mentality of a child, do a survey I'll bet I am correct
Tom S

Homer Glen, IL

#67 May 7, 2009
King Whiteee wrote:
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Yes that is what I am saying if you are having a Mt dew as your first drink of the morning you have the mentality of a child, do a survey I'll bet I am correct
Who said anything about Mt. Dew? He said that if an adult doesn't like coffee his taste buds aren't that of an adult. I almost always have fresh orange juice for breakfast, once in a while I will have a Diet Coke does that mean my taste buds aren't that of a adult? I hate coffee.
King Whiteee

Longwood, FL

#68 May 7, 2009
Tom S wrote:
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Who said anything about Mt. Dew? He said that if an adult doesn't like coffee his taste buds aren't that of an adult. I almost always have fresh orange juice for breakfast, once in a while I will have a Diet Coke does that mean my taste buds aren't that of a adult? I hate coffee.
No you are normal, OJ is perfectly OK I was referring to some idiot further up that said diet pepsi and mountain dew are perfect alternatives for caffiene in the morning
Dante

Homewood, IL

#69 May 7, 2009
No need for the name calling, jerk. I posted my comment, my opinion. I would gladly pay twice that amount, which I do daily. Btw, a small cup of coffee, actual coffee and not some watered down, weak, sorry excuse for coffee, is less than two bucks, not $4.50.
Jerry D wrote:
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Dante, you're just the sort of fool that Starbucks relies on to sell 12 cents worth of product for $4.50.

“Always Watching Justice”

Since: Apr 09

Paris

#70 May 7, 2009
Wow! Who would think that anyone could argue about this topic?

I'll add my 2 cents. I had free coupons for McDonalds specialty coffees so I tried a few:

The expresso was the same as I make with my pro machine at home and Starbucks sells. And that is a compliment - I've been drinking expresso for 30 years and consider myself an expert. Few places make a decent expresso and many try to pass a strong, very small coffee off as an expresso.

The hot mocha and the cold mocha were both terrible. I wouldn't order either again, even free. Starbucks wins hands down. Of course I can also make those at home.

“Always Watching Justice”

Since: Apr 09

Paris

#71 May 7, 2009
One of many wrote:
Most of the people I know run on Dunkin'.
I must respond on this. I once drank coffee in a Dunkin Donuts and thought it was good. Another day a friend was buying coffee for the house and I advised her to just grab Dunkin - she bought 2 packages (10 oz?), I ground some beans and made the coffee.- terrible and weak. yuck.
King Whiteee

Longwood, FL

#72 May 8, 2009
Vicky Gallas wrote:
Wow! Who would think that anyone could argue about this topic?
I'll add my 2 cents. I had free coupons for McDonalds specialty coffees so I tried a few:
The expresso was the same as I make with my pro machine at home and Starbucks sells. And that is a compliment - I've been drinking expresso for 30 years and consider myself an expert. Few places make a decent expresso and many try to pass a strong, very small coffee off as an expresso.
The hot mocha and the cold mocha were both terrible. I wouldn't order either again, even free. Starbucks wins hands down. Of course I can also make those at home.
ITS ESPRESSO you neanderthal

Some expert you are
Starbucks fanatic

Indianapolis, IN

#75 May 9, 2009
Starbucks has nothing to worry about. McCafe is aweful tasting! As a Cafe Mocha drinker, I went through McDonald's drive through and ordered breakfast along with their equivelant. At the time, I did it for time purposes. I was infuriated when I was handed my food and asked to pull over to wait for the coffee, and proceeded to wait for 15 minutes. Then to make matters worse, the "mocha" was so terrible, I had to throw it away. I will never drink their coffee again and I apologize to Starbucks for straying. I have noticed that thier speed has improved significantly (in multiple stores) and it is greatly appreciated.

Level 1

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#76 May 9, 2009
As far as a plain ole regular cup of coffee goes, I'd much rather have McD's than Starbucks simply because Starbucks is horrible. Neither of them have good specialty coffees.

Barnie's used to have the best coffees around but I don't see many of their stores any longer since S/B invaded the territory.

I personally like Dunkin Donuts coffee, but I always get the regular. I've also bought their beans and ground coffee and it's just as good at home.(Use filtered water and measure appropriately!)
Scuba Rob

Otto, NC

#77 May 27, 2009
I will take neither wrote:
For me, Caribou coffee can't be beat!
I agree! I used to live in Minneapolis, and you can't beat Caribou Coffee. I wish we had Caribou where I live now...

I've tried McDonald's Iced Coffee, and isn't bad -- a lot less bitter than Starbucks. However (in my opinion), nobody can beat Dunkin' Doughnuts iced coffee.
Scuba Rob

Otto, NC

#78 May 27, 2009
Ok, before anyone slams me, I meant to say "Dunkin' Donuts" instead of "Dunkin' Doughnuts"...

lol
Xbox Gamer

Spring, TX

#79 Jul 29, 2013
I like the iced mocha white chocolate coffee at Starbuck's.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#80 Jul 31, 2013
I had a bunch of things to do one day and stopped in the Starbuck's at the grocery store. I asked the guy to mix me up something that would be the equivalent of jet fuel. It was some kind of double espresso in a big tankard and it did the trick. It was worth the $2.50 it cost and gave him a tip to thank him.
I would not buy coffee at McD's.
School Starts Soon

Spring, TX

#81 Aug 23, 2013
The great thing is that the Starbuck's are open before classes start.
And they have breakfast foods. Bonus!
Hughes Muse

Spring, TX

#83 Mar 17, 2015
I would not buy anything at McDonald's, but I will splurge for the overpriced mini packs of food at Starbuck's and some water. The coffee is to strong and/or has too much sugar in it. Besides, with Keurig, make it at home and put it in a reusable cup. It's a win for everyone.
Texas_Ave

Spring, TX

#84 Apr 1, 2015
Xbox Gamer wrote:
I like the iced mocha white chocolate coffee at Starbuck's.
The fruit smoothies at Whole Foods have it all over Starbuck's. I hope I can encourage my friends to meet me at WF and move the meeting to the church with the dome instead of church scheduled for demolition.
Bobthehearthrob

Lombard, IL

#85 May 25, 2015
This needs to be taken into considerationÂ… https://youtu.be/7OYnzqiss0I

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