For years, espresso and espresso-based drinks were the exclusive domain of European coffee-drinkers and only the ritziest cafes in North America, but the new line of McCafe espresso beverages shows that the coffee style has officially hit the mark with general consumers. The three new menu options bring the variety of independent coffee shops to McDonald's coffee brand, offering a high-end experience at affordable prices.
The three McCafe espresso drinks include a caramel macchiato, a cappuccino, and an americano. The caramel macchiato is made with a dark-roast espresso and mixed with sweet caramel syrup. The cappuccino also comes flavored, with the choice of French vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut. Finally, the americano is the simplest of the trio, with a single or double shot of espresso and hot water only.