Blind Coffee Chain Taste Test
– Today we determine
the best coffee chain. – Let’s talk about that. (alarm rings)
(playful theme music) (fire blasts) – Good Mythical Morning. – It’s Cyber Monday, which
means, it’s your last chance for 20 to 40% off all
items at Mythical.store. What are you doing, get over there! – 20 to 40?
– 20 to 40, man. – Wow, all right, let’s talk about coffee. – Okay.
– Java, joe, the hot brown that goes down down. – Oh.
– Liquid wakey time elixir. Whatever you wanna call
it, just give it to me, every morning, before you
attempt to converse with me. – But what is the best hot
brown that goes down down? – Yeah. – That you can easily buy downtown. – Oh.
– We’re going to find out. It’s time for Can We
Deduce Who’s Got the Best Bean Juice Before We Have to Drop a Deuce? – Woop! We are going to blindly
taste signature blends from America’s most
popular coffee purveyors and we’re gonna rank
each coffee on a scale of one to 10 and in the end, whichever coffee has the
highest combined score will be declared the greatest. – We’re also gonna be
playing against each other to see who can correctly ID each coffee. Or ID, not idea, but you
gotta have an idea just to ID. Whoever guesses the most
brands will be crowned the beans knees. The coffee’s we’re gonna
be tasting are Starbucks. – Dunkin, formerly Dunkin Donuts. – McDonald’s.
– Peet’s – Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. – And 7-Eleven. – Let’s get to tasting. (elevator music) – As you can see, we still can. Yes, this is a blind taste
test in that we won’t know which coffee we’re drinking
but we will not, however, be blindfolded ’cause
coffee looks like coffee. – Yes, and to keep the brands secret, we asked to drink them out of blank mugs, but I think there was some
miscommunication because this is what we ended up getting. – Thanks, guys.
– Blank mugs. Mugs also means face, I think it’s a joke. – [Link] I mean there’s
still a handle on here. – Okay, this is our first one, you wanna– – Dink it, dink it gently. – You got a different girl. – Yeah I do. – What’s yours names? – I don’t know, eyes
closer together than yours. (Rhett laughs)
That’s the name. – Okay. We each have just a little
bit of cream in the coffee. – There’s a dark and
storminess to this coffee. – This is gonna be very
difficult to decipher who’s who. – It’s rich, I would say. – This is a, it’s familiar
to me but I don’t know if it’s because it’s coffee,
you know what I’m saying? Or if it’s specifically familiar to me. It’s like seeing someone
that you might be related to at the family reunion, right
outside of the family reunion. – Right, are you a cousin
or are you caterer? – Do I know you or do I just
know the general features of your McLaughlin face? – Hm, okay, let’s at least start by saying how great we think it is. I think it’s–
– To me, average coffee. – Yeah, for a second I
thought it might be generic, but I’m pretty sure that it’s not. I’m gonna give it a six.
– I’m gonna say six as well ’cause five feels like
a little below average, which on a scale of the
10 I think it is average, but six is what I was thinking as well. – Let’s guess. – [Stevie] Okay, three, two one. – McDonald’s?
– Peet’s. – No, I think I know
McDonald’s and Starbucks. Those might be the only two. – Well I thought I did too, that’s why I think I’m familiar with it. (elevator music) – We’re grabbin’ ’em by the ear. – Yeah.
– Drinking out of the top of your head.
– It’s be convenient to have a friend that had a handle for an ear. – Could be drinking out
of the mouth. (slurps) – What? Fine, you don’t wanna dink? – No. – Okay.
– This is a competition. – Oh. Oh. – There’s an old familiar
feeling to this, is there not? – Yeah yeah yeah. This is more familiar
than the other one was. – It’s interesting that– – This is like my actual grandpa. Seeing my grandpa, who’s dead. – Hold on. See I think you’re thinking
that this is Starbucks, and I’m thinking that
when you thought that, it made me think this was Starbucks. (Rhett laughs) – Oh, you should have dunk me. I wouldn’t have fooled you. – Man, there’s definitely something, but the more I taste it,
it doesn’t taste as good as I think Starbucks tastes
and it’s got a plasticiness that I don’t think is the
head I’m drinking out of. This is not good coffee
the more I drink it. This is… I’m gonna give this a two.
– Really? – Yeah, I do not like it. – Willy!
– I do not like this coffee. Now where is it from? (grunts) – I don’t know, it’s not quite as good. I’m gonna give it a five, it’s not a two. – Yeah. – I don’t know what you’re drinking. – I don’t like it. – Ready?
– You’re getting some of your head juice over there. – [Stevie] Three, two, one. – McDonald’s.
– 7-Eleven. (Rhett chuckles) You think it’s Mickey D’s huh? – I’m doing the scatter
shot approach where you just guess McDonald’s for the first two. – Nah. (elevator music) – Yet another woman with another
cup of coffee in her head. – Same woman, dude. – Oh it’s not a different
woman every time? – You made me feel really guilty
to not dink you last time, so I late dinked you twice. – Whoa, whoa. Whoa! This is bad coffee. (chuckles) – It tastes like hot water. – We hit the one to two range on my scale. – Ooh man, now that I’m tasting this, that two that I gave on the last one. – You gotta go negatives. You gotta go negatives. – Can I up that score? – I don’t think you can, man. – [Stevie] I will allow it. – Okay, it is allowed, okay. – All right I’m gonna
change my previous score. First time ever. I’m still gonna give it a four, so that I can give this one– – Don’t go to one. I’m going to two. You can go to one if you want. I think it could get worse. – It’s not that it’s bad,
it’s that it’s flavorless. Two.
– I have a difficult time imagining it being worse though. – I’m giving it a two.
– Okay. – Mm, boy, boy, boy. – Boy, boy, boy. – Boy, b-boy, boy. – Boy let’s guess.
– All right. – [Stevie] Oh what was yours Rhett, sorry. – Two.
– Oh. – Yeah, we twoed across. – [Stevie] Three, two, one. – [Together] 7-Eleven. – I’m not saying that based on experience, I’m just kinda saying it
based on it’s gas station. – Yeah.
– It’s gas station coffee. (elevator music) – Here we have a head
full of different coffee. Ooh, this one is–
– This one’s not good either. – No, no, no, I don’t
think this one’s not good. I think this one could be good. – You think it could be, but is it? – It’s very bean-y, like– – Why does everything taste
like McDonald’s coffee to me? What does that say about me?
– It’s bean-y. It’s got a bitterness to it. I want a good bite in my coffee. Therefore, I do like this. – I’m giving it a five. Again, it’s not bad. I’ve been out of the coffee
game for a good while. Maybe I lost my coffee taste. – What was my score on the first one? – I give this one a seven.
– Wow. – Yeah, it’s got a little bit
of a punch that it’s packing. – Ready?
– Where is this from? Okay.
– Three, two, one. – Dunkin.
– McDonald’s. – Really?
– I forgot about Dunkin. (Rhett laughs) I think I’m right though.
– Maybe you are. (elevator music) All right, more coffee. – Trying to remember
what I haven’t guessed. Dink it. You don’t wanna dink me? – You’re the one who stopped
the dinking a long time ago. – Why is it getting worse? What’s happening to me? – This one’s nutty. Do you taste nuts, like in general? – Not regularly. – I taste nuts all the time, man. Peanuts, walnuts, almonds. – It’s bitter. The coffee’s bitter, man.
– I think the head is messing with our heads. – Yeah I think drinking out
of a person’s head is not all it’s cracked up to be. – I also have this theory
that the whole experience is what makes you think
coffee tastes great. Like being in a certain
cup from a certain place and then, like the
coffee I drink every day probably tastes like crap but
because I don’t think about whether it tastes good, I
just drink it out of habit. ‘Cause I had decided three
years ago that it tasted good. – I think it all might be the same coffee. – I think this is good.
– Is this a trick? Is this the April one
episode and we’re shooting way ahead of time, and it’s a prank on us. – This is the best
coffee that we’ve tasted. – Is this the payback– – They’re getting better for me. Eight.
– It’s getting worse. – This is an eight. – Really? – I like a bitter, it grabs your tongue, wrestles with it a little bit. – Five. Who am I? I don’t know. I don’t know what to think
about myself anymore. – [Stevie] Ready? – Yes. – [Stevie] Three, two, one. – Starbucks.
– Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Or Tea Leaf. (elevator music) – Okay here we are to the last one. Can we do a proper dink and sink? – [Rhett] Yeah what parts of
our faces do you want to dink? – We’ll do like just a nose touch. – Dink it. – [Rhett] We almost kissed. This has gotten weird. – And sink it. Milder, smoother. – That’s the best coffee we’ve had. – Well, you don’t like a bitter coffee. – Like I said, it’s been
awhile since I had coffee. I’m a tea man, so maybe
I’ve lost my wherewithal. I admit that. – I don’t think there’s a
lot of coffee coming forward, I think it makes the cream
and there’s only a little bit of it in here, the star. Which to me is a demerit. ‘Cause there’s not that much cream in it. – I don’t know, it’s smooth, man. – It is smooth.
– It receives the cream. – It’s smooth. It’s so smooth. – It receives the cream
and mingles with it in a way that is satisfying to me. To me this is the best
coffee, I’m going to give it a seven, ’cause it’s not great. – Well the best coffee I
rated was an eight, right, so, I’m gonna… This is good middle of the road coffee. A six, I’m giving it a six. Wasn’t easy, as you could tell. – [Stevie] Ready to guess? – Yes I think I am. – [Stevie] Three, two, one. – Peet’s.
– Peet’s. Oh.
– Oh. Yeah. – Blind guessing. – [Stevie] So it looks like
we have a tie for number one. – Can we remove our?
– You may remove your own personal glasses. – [Stevie] The tie is between Coffee Bean and Dunkin. Surprise? – [Link] Coffee Bean and Dunkin? – Coffee Bean does not surprise me ’cause I would have thought
that was an upper tier coffee, but Dunkin coming through. Coming strong.
– Dang, Dunkin. – [Stevie] And that’s
the only place you tied because you each got one correct. – (laughs) Oh gosh, which one? – This is hard, this is tough. Dang it.
– Okay we’ll find out in Good Mythical More. – All right so the beans knees. – We each get a bean knee. – (laughs) Okay. So here we go. Dunkin! Aw shoot, I’m dropping beans everywhere. – [Rhett] Okay. – [Link] Now we’re gonna have a knee-off. – [Rhett] What happens
if we crash our knees into each other? – Like a high five? Three, two, one. (laughs) – I don’t want to end up with a problem. Just do a nice one. (beans clicking) – Oh yeah, making a mess. Making a mess.
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– There they are, in a Starbuck.
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in Good Mythical More. – And we’re gonna declare
which one of the two finalists is the winner.
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