US-based global fast-food chain McDonald’s has signed an agreement with soft drinks giant Coca-Cola to sell ready-to-drink McCafe Frappe beverages in retail stores.
According to a Coca-Cola press release, the new coffee drink will be offered in Mocha, Caramel and Vanilla and sold in re-sealable 405ml PET bottles. Flagged as being made with “100% Arabica beans” and as having a “deliciously smooth taste”, the range will hit shelves in 2018.
“As longtime partners of McDonald’s, we look forward to working together to expand the reach and availability of McCafe coffees to more people across the country”, Coca-Cola commented.
Chris Kempczinki, president of McDonald’s USA, added: “This is just the start of our McCafe commitment. We understand how important the coffee culture is for consumers and we are committed to meeting that demand at the taste, convenience and value only McDonald’s can offer”.
Recent years have seen Coca-Cola diversifying its range beyond carbonates and foraying into categories such as dairy drinks. Its product range now includes Gold Peak RTD tea and coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts-branded iced coffee beverages, Illy Issimo RTD coffee and Java Monster, a hybrid coffee and energy drink produced by Monster Energy and distributed by Coca-Cola bottlers.
Source: Coca-Cola / Chicago Business Journal