Did you know that McDonald's distributes over 400 million cups of coffee each year? And did you know that the coffee they serve is pretty damn good? Yea, I just said that. It's pretty smooth and depending how much or how little additives you put in your coffee, (aka, creme and sugar) can make it even smoother. I'm not a connoisseur of things, but McDonald's coffee is pretty yummy and the perfect excuse to drop by in the mornings to pick up some other goodies.
But enough about my excuses to devour Egg McMuffins. My title teased what brand of coffee McDonald's serves!
I looked around the web and I got a few answers, but nothing official. It was all info from those various answer boards that sometimes, but sheer luck, they get an answer correct. Previously, I had been chatting with a PR person from the org on another issue and I tossed out my inquiry about the coffee.
The brand coffee McDonald's uses is 'Gaviña Gourmet Coffee.'
That's that. She didn't indicate there's a different brand, per region or season, like some answer boards toss out there. Below is a bit about the coffee brand Gaviña:
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Gaviña Gourmet CoffeeThe journey started 25 years ago, when Gaviña was asked to create the perfect coffee blend for McDonald's, and they traveled the globe in search of exactly the right combination of coffee beans. They found it in the rich coffee-bearing soils of Central and South America, and McDonald's Premium Roast Blend was born.Coffee has always been the Gaviña family's guiding passion, and when Don Francisco Gaviña left Cuba and established a coffee roasting plant in Southern California, he fulfilled a life-long dream. His children grew up on the plantation and learned to live and love the coffee business at first hand, and Gaviña remains a family company rooted in traditional values. His son, Pedro Gaviña, says their motto is, "Everything we do, we should enjoy."Today, Gaviña's state of the art facility is located in Southern California. It's dedicated to creating gourmet coffee, innovative new coffee concepts, and, through their training program, teaching McDonald's employees the art of brewing great coffee.Gaviña prides itself on maintaining a green coffee department that's dedicated to sustainability. As Pedro Gaviña points out, "Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, and the economy of over 50 countries depends on it. It is vital that we look after farmers and look after land, as without sustainability there is absolutely no future."McDonald's customers enjoy over 400 million cups of Gaviña coffee a year. They have grown to be one of the world's foremost gourmet producers, who, according to Pedro, "Deliver the best coffee in the world to McDonald's."
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Here's a link to their website: http://www.gavina.com/
FYI other McDonald's suppliers include Lopez Foods (delivers the beef patties), Keystone Foods (delivers the chicken McNuggets) and 100 Circle Farms provides the potatoes for McDonald's fries.