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McDonald's Changing Its Coffee

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Oak Brook-based McDonald’s retooled its coffee to compete with the rise of coffee houses like Starbucks.

And now ... In the United Kingdom and Ireland the fast food giant will buy only environmentally and worker-friendly coffee.

The non-profit Rainforest Alliance says McDonald’s will serve the new beans in 1,200 of its U-K stores.

Sabrina Vigilante is with the Alliance.


The Alliance investigates coffee farms and then approves them as environmentally and worker-friendly.

Vigilante says the group is not putting pressure on McDonald’s to buy the same coffee in the United States ... but she says it would be a good idea.

McDonald’s did not return calls in time for this report.

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