According to an article in today's Sun-Times, McDonald's java tops Starbucks.
Consumer Reports performed a taste-test between leading fast-food coffee giants McDonalds, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks. The winner for the best tasting coffee: why McDonald's of course.
The reason I take pleasure in this is that I've ALWAYS much preferred the coffee at McD's to that of Starbucks, or anywhere else. I don't like their new "dark roast" as much, but it's still better than the coffee they serve elsewhere.
Though I normally don't pay much attention to Consumer Reports, I do feel some sort of metaphysical justification from this finding. Though I must say Starbucks does make a mean Toffee Nut Latte...yummy!
One chain not reported on, but both my sister and I think it the best coffee place, is Caribou Coffee...a Starbucks wannabe. They have some really good coffee, but the lack of a Big Mac or Egg McMuffin type sandwich to go with that cup of joe still gives McD's the edge.