McDonald's to Sell Bagged Coffee in Grocery Stores

Staff Writer
McCafé coffee headed to supermarkets next year

McDonald's is bringing their coffee to grocery stores.

Looks like McDonald's is slowly encroaching on Starbucks' territory; the burger chain has announced that they've partnered up with Kraft Foods Group Inc. to test McCafé-branded bagged coffee in retail locations next year.

According to Reuters, the McCafé coffee will hit retail locations in select U.S. cities next year, including whole bean, ground, and "single-cup" products. And while the company has yet to disclose pricing information, McDonald's did start selling McCafé coffee in Canada retail locations last year, going for $7 for 12 ounces.

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McDonald's has been expanding its McCafé options, this year introducing a Starbucks-inspired pumpkin spice latte, and this new option is a way to build "on the momentum of our McCafé beverages in our restaurants by expanding these options," McDonald's said in a statement. No word on which test markets will receive McDonald's bagged coffee first, but Dunkin' and Starbucks have yet another competitor, not to mention Keurig and Nespresso, considering the single-cup options.