With so many fast-food joints offering terrific breakfast menus these days, it’s not surprising that these menus will have to offer coffee as well. For too many people, having coffee is the only way to start a morning. After all, can you imagine having to eat your bacon and eggs with some iced Pepsi so early in the morning?
To be fair, if you’re really invested into getting a really good cup of coffee in the morning, you’ll want to go to a terrific café. If there’s no such place nearby, then you should head on up to a restaurant or a chain that’s actually focused on coffee. These include Starbucks (obviously), along with Dunkin’, Caribou, and Tim Hortons.
But if you’re stuck determined to go to a standard fast-food place where they serve good breakfasts, here are the fast-food chains that also offer good coffee.
This is perhaps the most popular fast-food joint in the Midwest, as the food here can be quite yummy. And the same goes for their coffee. Here, they call the coffee their Blue Spoon Blend. It uses beans from Latin America and a Pacific island mountain region, and this coffee is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. It’s then roasted by Torke Family Coffee Roasters.
The overall freshness of the cup of coffee is unmistakable, and this is probably due to how it’s roasted in smaller batches. You’ll get fruit, berry, cocoa, and smoke flavor notes, and it tastes good. It’s smooth and full-bodied, and it’s considered by many as the best coffee from a fast-food joint that’s not really focused on coffee at all.
This might even be good enough as a cup of coffee from an actual coffee shop. Coming from a fast-food chain that’s not especially focused on coffee, it’s absolutely fantastic. For modern coffee lovers, it’s also appreciated that they use sustainably sourced specialty beans from Thrive Farmers.
Each sip gives you plenty of cocoa and nutty flavors, which goes nicely with lots of breakfast options. Even as is without the food, the flavor is distinctly nice. It doesn’t offer a finish that’s too bitter, which is a relief as a bitter finish is too common among fast-food coffees.
The only thing you might complain about is that you might hardly detect the smooth caramel notes that Chick-fil-A promises.
McDonald’s has long been popular for its McCafé Premium Roast Coffee. Plenty of folks come here in the late and wee hours just for the coffee, as it’s strong enough to wake you up even after a night of drinks.
The McDonald’s breakfast menu has lots of fans, and the coffee is good here as well. Here, you’ll definitely taste a lot of cocoa with each sip. The flavor doesn’t seem overly burnt, while the finish isn’t overly bitter.
It’s just that there might be a strong hint of a cardboard taste, though you can cover that up with a couple of sugar packets and a bit of cream. Get some McMuffin with this coffee for breakfast, and you’re good to go.
If you’ve ever tried the Premium Hot Coffee at Taco Bell, you might be wondering (or have become outraged) about the inclusion of this brand on this list. After all, the Premium Hot Coffee is simply bad. You get the distinct flavor combination of cardboard with rubber, and that’s as unpleasant in taste as it sounds.
But click here for the full menu, and you’ll find the delightful Cinnabon Delights Coffee. They offer the premium roast coffee with vanilla creamer and Cinnabon flavor, and it’s sweet and fantastic. The hot version is great for breakfast, but the iced version is terrific for hot summer afternoons.
Many consider the Wendy’s as among the best of the fast-food breakfast menus, and their Freshly Brewed Coffee isn’t all that bad either. Sure, there’s a rather unique “meaty” taste in the coffee, along with some burnt flavors. But it’s not too bad. Besides, you might not really notice the shortcomings of the coffee when you’re too busy enjoying the Breakfast Baconator.
But if you’re not opposed to getting some iced coffee instead, then go with the Chocolate or Vanilla Frosty-ccino. When you have an iced coffee that tastes like a Frosty, you might just greet the morning with a big smile on your face.
Here you can get Green Mountain Coffee, which is that very same brand that you might have already prepared with your own Keurig machine. Sonic actually brews their coffee, so it’s really good.
Cocoa is the predominant flavor here, but it comes with a significant wood taste as well. This might be a nice coffee for camping, and it just might pair nicely with some bacon and eggs.