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Best Bang for Your Coffee Dollar May Be a Surprise

7-Eleven is No. 1 in Quartzy ranking, which factors in caffeine amount
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2018 7:33 AM CDT
In One Way, Starbucks a Better Coffee Deal Than McDonald's
A barista reaches for an empty cup at a Starbucks in the Pike Place Market in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

(Newser) – Where to go to get the best value in a cup of coffee? Quartzy has an interesting breakdown that goes beyond mere price. For example, it might seem that paying $1.19 at McDonald's instead of $2.65 at Starbucks is a no-brainer—but not when you take into account how much caffeine each 16-ounce cup has. The site ranked four big retailers on that front, and found that 7-Eleven is actually the champ:

  1. 7-Eleven, 129 milligrams of caffeine per dollar
  2. Starbucks, 124.5
  3. McDonald's, 121.8
  4. Dunkin' Donuts, 100.4
Click for the full breakdown. (Read more coffee stories.)

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