McDonald’s Is Testing New McCafé Flavor Shots for Custom Coffee Creations

Customers can add up to three different flavors to their coffee-based drinks

Flavor Shots have been spotted in Maine, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Is this another shot at Starbucks?

McDonald’s has rolled out a variety of McCafé Flavor Shots, which have been spotted in various U.S. markets.

The flavored syrups give customers the opportunity to customize both drip-brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks, reports Brand Eating.

The fast food powerhouse offers unsweetened and sugar-free varieties, which add 0 to 10 calories, and sweetened syrups, which add between 70 to 150 calories to a drink. Unsweetened and sugar-free flavors include French vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, chocolate, coconut, blueberry, cinnamon, Irish cream, and raspberry. 

Sweetened varieties include French vanilla, hazelnut, and caramel. Up to three different flavors can be added per drink.

McCafe Flavor Shots have been seen in Maine, New York, Connecticut, and western Massachusetts.


We can’t help but wonder if the Flavor Shots concept is a strategic move to win over customers who are unenthused about the new Starbucks Rewards program. Well played, McDonald’s.