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Dunkin’ is coming to Amtrak, so you can get your coffee fix at 100 mph

Handout photo/Amtrak
Handout photo/Amtrak CHUCK GOMEZ

The drive-thru may no longer be the fastest way to get your coffee fix on wheels.

Dunkin’ Donuts said it will begin brewing its coffee on board Amtrak’s high speed Acela Express trains in the Northeast Corridor on Wednesday.

The company is reaching out to the 3.4 million travelers who ride the Acela Express each year, selling hot versions of its original blend and decaf coffee (sorry, iced-coffee devotees), as part of the broader menu in the train’s food car, Cafe Acela. First Class passengers will also have access to hot Dunkin’ brews.

Company officials at Dunkin’ Donuts said the move is part of an effort to build “an established presence at locations geared toward serving travelers” whether at airports or train stations nationwide.


As part of the deal with Amtrak, the on-board coffee will be brewed using the same equipment found in Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. But don’t look for Dunkin’ Donuts food or specialty drinks.

Munchkins, muffins and the like are not part of the new arrangement.

Megan Woolhouse can be reached at megan.woolhouse@globe.com.