McCafé® Drinks FAQs
How much caffeine is in McDonald's coffee?
We publish the nutrients in our food as required by the FDA. However, the FDA does not require publishing caffeine levels.
Where can I buy McCafé® coffee?
Enjoy a perfectly balanced cup of McCafé® coffee that you can make at home. The “premium roast” McCafé coffee available at retail outlets is similar to the great tasting cup of coffee sold in McDonald’s restaurants. There are many additional varieties available at various retailers where you can buy groceries. Most McCafé packaged coffees are available in K-cup pods and ground bags. Use the McCafé product locator to find the specific blend flavors available at local retail locations. Just enter your zip code into the store locator.
What's the Difference Between Espresso and Coffee?
Our McCafé® coffee is a medium roast that is smooth and balanced, while our McCafé espresso is a medium-dark roast that is full-bodied with hints of chocolate. Find out more about all of our delicious McCafé espresso drinks.
Is McCafé® coffee sustainably sourced?
As of 2016, about 56% of McDonald's total global coffee bean purchases were sustainably sourced using certifications such as Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Fair Trade USA or UTZ. Over half of our certified coffee purchases are from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, including 100% of the beans used for our espresso in the U.S. and Canada. This is moving us toward our goal of 100% verified sustainable coffee, both hot and iced, by 2020.
Here in the U.S., in partnership with our franchisees along with McDonald's Canada, we invested $6.7 million in a farmer technical assistance program in Central America. Since the completion of the four-and-a-half year program, we helped nearly 15,000 coffee farmers produce more sustainably.
Farmers in the program saw amazing results. Participating farmers reported harvesting 45% yield increase compared to their neighbors.
Is McCafé® coffee responsibly grown?
In 2017, 54% of McCafé® coffee (64% of restaurant coffee globally and 11% of U.S. and Canada retail coffee) was sourced sustainably through Rainforest Alliance UTZ, Fair Trade International and Fair Trade USA certification, as well as programs approved by the McCafé Sustainability Improvement Platform, a framework to guide our entire coffee supply chain. Over half of our certified coffee purchases are from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, including 100% of the beans used for our espresso in the U.S. and Canada. This is moving us toward our goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of our ground and whole bean coffee globally by 2020*
Here in the U.S., in partnership with our franchisees along with McDonald's Canada, we invested $6.7 million in a farmer technical assistance program in Central America. During the four-and-a-half year program, we helped train nearly 15,000 coffee farmers to produce more sustainably.
Farmers in the program saw amazing results. Participating farmers reported harvesting on average 45% yield increase compared to their neighbors.
Learn more about our efforts to advance coffee sustainability.
*includes espresso based drinks and coffee brewed at restaurants and all coffee retail products.
Did McDonald's change their coffee cups?
McDonald's switched to a double-walled paper cup to meet our customers’ environmental sustainability preferences and to support the current industry trend and regulations to move away from using foam.