We've all fallen victim to a late-night 7-Eleven crawl, stumbling drunk into that familiar green-and-red glow for an ice-cold slurpee. Those Big Gulps and questionable Beyoncé endorsements notwithstanding, coffee has never been the convenience store's strong suit. In an effort to combat that image in a city that runs on java, the chain this week released a "New York Bold" brew, made with a blend of Central American, Colombian, and Brazilian beans and poured into a "stay hot" cup (above) that requires no extra sleeve because who has time for that?
Naturally, we at Time Out New York set out to try this newfangled brew and have returned with an unsurprisingly dismal verdict. Not only were there no awesome "stay hot" cups available at our nearest location, the New York Bold coffee inside of our boring, ordinary 7-Eleven cups was not good. Not good meaning sour, and utterly void of flavor and completely un-bold. Not good meaning we'd take our bodega blend (and our morals) over this corporate swill any day. It was a valiant effort, 7-Eleven, but just stick to the slurpee machines.