In the coffee hierarchy, 7-Eleven rests squarely at rock bottom below Guy Fieri–branded K-Cups and lukewarm canned Frappuccinos. It’s the kind of terrible coffee that you’d expect to find at a suburban office in the ‘80s. The convenience chain, though, finally got the third-wave-coffee memo — maybe it was lost in the mail? — and will now introduce single-origin, fair-trade beans to its stores. The beans are “sourced” from Nicaragua, and 7-Eleven promises the coffee will still be super cheap. In all likelihood, though, 7-Eleven will definitely find a way to screw this coffee up, too.
7-Eleven finally got the third-wave bug.