A communications Director Jennifer Palmieri previously reported media pool that Obama and McDonough plan to visit another café Dunkin 'Donuts, where reporters had waited for the president. It helped the president to reach Starbucks unnoticed. Typically, the US leaders leave the residence in an armored limousine or helicopter.
Obama and McDonough spent about eight minutes in the café and came out with cups, eyewitnesses noted. They were on their way back to the residence, when the reporters arrived. Along the way the president exchanged greetings with passersby. One of the reporters loudly asked Obama, "how’s the coffee?" “It’s tea,” the president responded.