The Calgary-based Canadian airline WestJet will now start serving McDonald’s coffee on its planes. McDonald’s Canada’s communications manager Adam Grachnik has confirmed that WestJet is the first airline in the world to offer McCafé on board.
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet’s CEO, released a statement about the partnership on Monday.
“The collaboration between our two caring brands is a perfect pairing, as McCafé’s values are reflected in WestJet’s commitment to offer an unmatched guest experience.”
Starbucks and Tim Hortons were other coffee companies who were in the running to serve the airline, but McDonald’s was reportedly chosen for a few different factors including price.
The coffee however, will be slightly different than the coffee served at McDonald’s restaurants, since our taste buds are less sensitive at the altitude that we fly at. The beans will be a darker roast and hotter than normal to compensate for the difference and make it taste as similarly as possible.