Happy Friday. Did you know Donald Trump has his own brand of coffee pods? Offered in a variety of real estate-themed flavors including “Skyscraper” and “Resort,” one Amazon reviewer offers this astute assessment: “Trump coffee is so bad they should seize all of it, build a wall around it and set it ablaze.”
In more food news today: Chipotle’s free burrito assault continues; Starbucks launches a coffee-beer cocktail; Bill Clinton’s caffeinated beverage of choice; and why you should order the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu.
— Maligned burrito chain Chipotle just can’t stop giving away free food. Its newest promotion involves an online game that rewards players with a buy-one-get-one-free entree mobile offer. This comes fresh on the heels of the end of the first phase of its rewards program, Chiptopia, in which it gave away $20 million worth of catering.
— Starbucks’ newest drink is a far cry from its usual sugary Frappuccinos. The Espresso Cloud IPA is a chilled shot of espresso dropped into a glass of beer, and is now being offered as part of its wine-and-tapas “Evenings” menu.
— Speaking of Starbucks, Bill Clinton’s go-to order is delightfully spartan: just a plain old venti black coffee.
— And now for some controversial dining advice: Always order the cheapest bottle on a wine list, says restaurant critic Jay Rayner. He considers it a middle finger to “the snobbery of wine connoisseurs.”
— Finally, Michelin season is in full swing — but which countries boast the most star-studded restaurants? This interactive map from the Telegraph shows you exactly that: