McD's Extends Green Mountain Coffee Partnership

WATERBURY, Vt. -- McDonald’s extended its agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. to source, roast and package Newman’s Own Organics Blend coffee for more than 600 McDonald’s restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Albany, N.Y., the company reported.

McDonald’s first introduced Newman’s Own Organics coffee, roasted by Green Mountain Coffee, to its restaurants in New England and Albany in October 2005. Created exclusively for the fast-food chain, Newman’s Own Organics Blend is a combination of light and medium roasts with a smooth body and clean finish. The blend is available in regular and decaffeinated, and is served as both hot and iced coffee.

McDonald’s also offers Newman’s Own Organics Blend in three iced coffee flavors—Hazelnut, Vanilla and Caramel—in its New England and Albany locations.

"When we began our relationship with McDonald’s in 2005, our goal was to provide the highest-quality coffee to customers in New England and Albany. We are excited to continue working with McDonald’s to deliver a selection of great tasting coffee products," Larry Blanford, president and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, said in a statement.