Long-time Coca-Cola business partner McDonald’s today announced that it plans to expand its popular McCafé coffee drinks to the beverage aisle next year with three new ready-to-drink (RTD) McCafé Frappes – Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla. The new drinks, to be produced, distributed and marketed by the Coca-Cola system, will be available in re-sealable PET bottles at retailers nationwide.
In support of McDonald’s announcement, The Coca-Cola Company said:
“We know people are going to love McDonald’s new, ready-to-drink McCafé Frappés. As longtime partners of McDonald’s, we look forward to working together to expand the reach and availability of McCafé coffees to more people across the country. McCafé Frappés will join a diverse yet complementary range of ready-to-drink coffee offerings made and distributed by Coca-Cola.”
Coca-Cola’s ready-to-drink coffee portfolio currently includes: Gold Peak, a billion-dollar iced tea brand in the U.S., with two flavors of cold-brew coffees (Salted Caramel and Almond Toffee) and bottled tea lattes (Chai and Vanilla); Dunkin’ Donuts-branded iced coffee beverages (Original, Mocha, Espresso and French Vanilla); illy issimo, a premium RTD coffee brand; and Java Monster, a hybrid coffee and energy drink produced by Monster Energy and distributed by Coca-Cola bottlers.
Read more about Coca-Cola’s RTD coffee strategy here.