McDonald’s has been quietly ramping up production of coffee beans in a bid to meet demand from coffee drinkers.
The move comes amid a global surge in coffee consumption and demand for coffee.
It follows the introduction of Starbucks’ new Blue Mountain coffee in Canada last year.
A McDonald’s spokesperson told Bloomberg News that the company plans to increase its supply of coffee by about 5 million cups by 2020.
McDonald’s will also continue to sell Blue Mountain beans at the regular price of $2.49 per cup, up from $1.99, according to a company spokesperson.
It’s unclear if the coffee will be available at the same price at Starbucks.