McDonald’s suspends its coffee temporarily effective September 4th in Hong Kong

McDonald’s suspends its coffee temporarily effective September 4th in Hong Kong

September 06 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

McDonald’s Coffee (hot/cold) and Ground Coffee is temporarily halted its availability in Hong Kong. The announcement from the company expressed gratitude to everyone for their years of support. McDonald’s claim that its Ground Coffee, including both the hot and iced variants, made from high-quality, aromatic beans sourced from renowned coffee-producing nations like Brazil, Colombia, and Ethiopia and is brewed from 100% arabica, medium roasted beans. 

The news triggered a wave of howling from regular customers who expressed their disappointment. Some questioned the reasoning behind this decision, wondering who came up with such an unreasonable idea. 

With the removal of the freshly ground coffee option, McDonald’s seemed to have lost its appeal for some customers in Hong Kong. The absence of coffee in the fast-food chain, coupled with the discontinuation of the bacon and egg McMuffin, left many feeling reluctant to support the brand.

Furthermore, customers voiced their dissatisfaction with the increased breakfast prices, stating that without coffee, it was no longer worth their patronage. Many individuals confessed that they primarily visited McDonald’s for the coffee, and now they would have to look elsewhere. 

Customers expressing their frustration are now compelled to purchase the more expensive coffee options exclusively from McCafé. McDonald's coffee is not the same as other coffee shops but the fast-food giant uses quality beans, although they aren't packaged ideally. Since McDonald's has so many customers, they move through coffee beans quickly, so nothing sits on the shelf for long. From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, McDonald’s has become one of the world's leading food service brands with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.