By JR on Friday, September 02, 2011
This will cause heartburn among the McDonald's-hating snobs
A STORM is brewing in the nation's coffee chains after McDonald's top-scored in a battle of the baristas.
The fast food giant better known for fries and burgers beat specialty rivals to snatch best coffee house honours in a consumer survey.
McCafe trumped Gloria Jean's, Hudsons, Muffin Break and The Coffee Club, according to the Canstar Blue poll.
The tick comes just three months after McDonald's apologised for the sorry state of its coffee and promised to improve.
McCafe got top marks for overall satisfaction and price, tied with Michel's on service, and came equal first with Perth-based Dome for taste.
The survey revealed 10 per cent of Australians find coffee withdrawal symptoms worse than going without cigarettes, and have tried unsuccessfully to give up their caffeine habit.