It’s no secret that I’m a coffee fanatic. I can’t function, it seems without a nice hot cup of java to start my day. I can get through the day without it, if I have to, but it won’t be pretty!
I was a pretty big fan of that popular Canadian coffee chain for years and for the most part still am except that when I go there, I don’t purchase any other drinks except a basic coffee. Why? Because a lot of their other hot drinks are made with powder and I don’t get my coffee-fix that I went for in the first place! Powder. Blah. I see they’ve recently switched and are adding more real-espresso drinks into their product line, but they’ve now lost me to McDonald’s when it comes to specialty coffee!
I became a fan of McDonald’s coffee a year or more ago when the company ran their first free coffee promotion in order to get people to give their coffee a try. Brilliant move on their part because I tried it, as did many people I know, and discovered that it was really, really good! This was well before I was a McDonald’s All-Access Mom – they already had me at coffee!
Now, with the introduction of McCafe – they have me literally thinking about a McCafe Mocha in the middle of the afternoon – yep, I’ve fallen.
Just like a drink made at a coffee-house, McCafe drinks are made with freshly ground espresso beans and steamed milk. No pretend-drinks made with powder here!
On my last McDonald’s All-Access Moms trip we had the opportunity to go behind the counter at a busy Toronto McDonald’s restaurant and work various stations.
By far everyone’s favorite was the McCafe station! I got to make McCafe drinks for customers myself and saw first hand that yes, real espresso beans are used and no powdered creations are used.
Now, I recommend it to friends and a few have made the switch as well – for a McCafe Mocha or Latte on the way to hockey or work instead of the usual coffee. Have you tried it?
Whether you’re already a McCafe fan, or haven’t yet tried one from McDonald’s, I have a great giveaway for my Canadian readers! 1 of my readers is going to win a $50 McCafe gift card to use at McDonald’s to try any or all of their McCafe products! Of course, the card is good for anything at McDonald’s so I don’t blame you if you decide to grab some french fries with it too! To enter, just leave me a comment here sharing your McCafe thoughts – have you tried it, do you love it, do you have a favorite McCafe drink?
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This giveaway will end on January 5th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian addresses only.