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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:08pm
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Last week in Mountain View California, McDonald's opened the only McCafe on the West Coast. And I live only 6 miles away and 850 miles from Vivace. Oh well.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:09pm
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Yes, I would like fries with my espresso because I need it to get rid of the harsh espresso taste. Looks like about 2.5oz espresso with very thin light brown crema. Espresso had very little body and tasted somewhat harsh.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:10pm
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McCafe cappuccino. They do a good job by NOT steaming large bubble foam like Starbucks sometimes does. After they pull the espresso into the china cup they carefully pour liquid steamed milk till the cup is 75% full so the top is brown with crema. Then they scoop microfoam in the center creating the brown rim. Foam is about 3/4" thick. Overall not to bad but the somewhat harsh espresso ruined the cappuccino. Those fries are starting to look pretty good! (Four days earlier I did have a cappuccino at McCafe that did not have a harsh taste)

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:10pm
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Looks nice inside. They bring the espresso drinks to your table which is a nice touch. I like the china cups they use. While in the McCafe section of McDonald's, I didn't detect any hamburger or fries smell. So that is good. Espresso drinks are about 20% cheaper compared Starbucks espresso drinks.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:12pm
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Carimali espresso machine at McCafe. I think they would do better with a automatic machine like Starbucks has.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:13pm
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Be afraid, be very very afraid..

We had a TV ad from McCaffe here in Oz for a while where they used the word 'expresso'....

'nuff said, really.
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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:19pm
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Hey, the cappa's got to be the prettiest thing McD's has.

 
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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:24pm
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It's ironic you posted this. I'm about to post an article by Peter Guiliano about visiting the first McCafe in the US, the one in North Carolina. It will be in a new features article column called "Speaking Professionally"

I'm just waiting on Peter's bio and photo before I post it.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 7:34pm
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There was also a feature on either the food channel or the travel channel about a McCafe.  I forget where it was.  (Think it was a program about the top 10 McD's because another featured one was in Canada (I think) where you can't get to it by car - only by snowmobile.)  The original McD was right next door, IIRC.  So if one were so inclined, one could have say, a Big Mac with those fries & 'spresso.

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Posted Tue Dec 9, 2003, 10:13pm
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What's goin' on?

We've had Mc Cafe for years here in Melbourne, Australia.  I'm embarrassed to think that we may have introduced the concept to the rest of the world.
Somebody pleeeeeeeeease tell me it was conceived elsewhere.

As for the "M" in the Mc Cafe Cappas....... spare me!

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