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Published:December 13th, 2008 21:34 EST
Is McDonald's Coffee Better Than Starbucks?

Is McDonald's Coffee Better Than Starbucks?

By Robert Paul Reyes


"McDonald`s is taking jabs at Starbucks in new billboards erected close to the gourmet coffee giant`s cafes and headquarters in Seattle.

Among the accusations the fast food chain is lobbing: `Four bucks is dumb` and `Large is the new grande,` the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.",2933,465882,00.htm

It`s not often that I side with the fast food giant, but I must agree that McDonald`s coffee tastes just as good as Starbucks at a fraction of the price. All of the fast food chains have improved the quality of their brew in recent years.

You have to qualify for the federal government`s TARP program to afford a Cup of Java at Starbucks. I`d rather enjoy a cup of coffee at a McDonald`s with regular folks, than go to a Starbucks and pay a fortune and be surrounded by snobs. To enter McDonald`s you must pass through the Golden Arches, but Starbucks acts as if you`ve entered the Louvre when you patronize their establishment.

McDonald`s billboards are the epitome of "truth is advertising"; I`d rather suffer from caffeine withdrawal than pay an arm and a leg for a Cup of Joe at Starbucks.