September 10, 2009

But is it really coffee?

Driving home from the pool this morning I noticed that Burger King, like McDonald's, is now in the iced coffee bidness. Most people would classify me as a coffee snob, but I'm really not. Sure, I prefer good coffee to swill, but I've had my lips on many a cup of bad coffee before and just been happy to have had it. Mostly I'm happy if the coffee isn't burnt or too weak. I've had McDonald's gourmet "coffee" drinks and decided that the best course of action is to stick with their good ol' lap burning blend they've had for years because it is usually fresh and tastes fine. Burger King is about the same, offering fresh coffee. But will their iced coffee, at a buck, taste any better than McDonalds'? Or am I condemned to paying significantly more more Starbuck's or one of the hard-working, independent coffee joints? And is the "gourmet" crap from McDonald's or Burger King even coffee? At those prices I wonder what the hell engineered polymer I am consuming that is designed to taste remotely like java. Was it alive at some point? Guess I need to try it to see. On to the BK.

2 comments:

Nytro said...

dude... have you been to Kaffe Merc yet? they serve cafe ibis coffee and although i'm off of coffee for a bit, benny loves it. plus, they've got great scones and turnovers. and you feel like you're walking into Cheers everytime you walk through the door!

Duckboy said...

I've been there and liked it. All the damn burger places schlepping their brand of coffee is just...I don't know....

Yeah, you're off the joe for a spell. Congratulations. Big changes coming for you, and you'll actually love most of them.