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McDonald's heads to grocery aisles with coffee

Oct. 31, 2013 at 2:46 PM ET

McDonald's plans to start selling packaged coffee in grocery stores in a test next year.
Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters
McDonald's plans to start selling packaged coffee in grocery stores in a test next year.

Fans of McDonald's coffee will soon be able to brew a cup of it at home. 

The world's biggest hamburger chain says it will test selling a variety of packaged ground and whole-bean coffee at supermarkets and other retail outlets starting next year. The test will also include single-cup servings. 

McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Ill., did not disclose any other details. But the company already started selling McCafe packaged coffee in Canada late last year. Those bags weighed about 12 ounces and cost about $7. 

McDonald's is teaming up with Kraft Foods Group Inc. to distribute the coffee. 

Sales at McDonald's have gotten a big boost from its introduction of McCafe beverages, which include coffee and espresso drinks like those popularized by Starbucks. Coffee chains such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts sell packaged coffee and K-cups through their shops and other retailers. 



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