McDonald's launches new menu item just for Aussies

·News Reporter
·3-min read

McDonald's is serving up a new coffee drink especially for Aussie coffee aficionados – the Australiano.

Australia's answer to the Americano, the new signature coffee from McCafé is designed to treat Aussies to a flavour combination of native Australian wattleseed, chai and McCafe's locally roasted coffee beans.

Launching on May 25 for a limited time only, the Australiano can be served hot or iced – making it suitable for coffee drinkers across the nation.

McDonald's McCafe Australiano coffee in takeaway cup
McDonald's Australiano will treat Aussies to a flavour combination of native Australian wattleseed, chai and McCafe's locally-roasted coffee beans. Source: Supplied

"We are excited to give Aussie coffee lovers a brew they can proudly put their name to," said Lancy Huynh, Group Brand Manager at McDonald's Australia.

"Our expert baristas looked no further than our own backyard for a defining Aussie ingredient – native wattleseed – to create a deliciously unique coffee," she said.

McCafé hits the road for free Australiano tour

Aussies will get the chance to try the Australiano for free as McCafé hits the road on a 2,000km journey from Victoria up the Eastern Seaboard to Queensland.

The tour kicks off on Saturday May 28 at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne before moving to Federation Square on Friday June 10.

Maccas Australian fast food restaurant with McCafe
Aussies will get the chance to try Macca's Australiano for free, as McCafé hits the road later this month on a 2,000km journey. Source: Getty

NSW residents can enjoy a cup of the new Aussie brew at Bondi Beach in Sydney from Saturday June 18 to Sunday May 19, before the tour heads up to the sunshine state.

You can find the full Australiano tour dates, locations and times below.

State

Location

Date and time

VIC

St Kilda Beach – Catani Gardens

28 May, 7am - 1pm

VIC

Fed Square, Melbourne

10 June, 2pm - 6:30pm

NSW

Bondi Beach SLSC

18 & 19 June, 7am - 1pm

QLD

King George Square, Brisbane

25 June, 7am - 1pm

QLD

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

26 June, 8am - 2pm

QLD

Pacific Fair, Gold Coast

TBC

Finally a coffee to call our own, says Macca's

"Despite being a nation of coffee connoisseurs, we don't have a coffee to call our own," lamented Lancy Huynh.

She added: "As a champion for Aussie coffee culture, McCafé wanted to right this wrong and craft a blend that Aussies can proudly put their name to."

Diners inside Mcdonald's McCafé
McCafé currently serves up more than 300 million cups of barista-made coffee and hot drinks a year in Australia. Source: Getty

First launched in the laneways of Melbourne back in 1993, McCafé currently serves up more than 300 million cups of barista-made coffee and hot drinks in a year.

In fact, a quarter of coffees sold in Australia every day are from a McCafé.

The Australiano will be available in all McCafé restaurants nationwide, via the MyMacca’s App and McDelivery from Wednesday May 25 for a limited time only.

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