How we judged every chain's coffee
For this test, I visited Chick-fil-A, Burger King, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Taco Bell. In order to give them a fighting chance, places like Starbucks were excluded. Coffees were ordered without sugar and milk in order to get the purest expression of the drink, although we'd suggest you add something to help the medicine go down.
And although I'm far from a certified coffee judge, I tried to use the same descriptors as the pros by consulting the Specialty Coffee Association's Flavor Wheel. It's like the Wheel of Fortune, but coffee dorks like it instead of your grandparents. Let's find out your best bet for cold caffeination.