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    Note that you only get one coffee per car if you are ordering through the drive through. I agree with the others that I prefer McD coffee to Tims. If the kids didn't like Tims donuts so much, we'll probably get our coffee fix at McDs.

    I don't think McDs coffees are all that popular at least based on a couple of observations near our home where a Tims and McDs are next door to each other. McDs has a big poster offering free small coffee but the queues at the Tims' drive through are always much much longer (at least during breakfast and in the evening).

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    ^ That's another reason why I prefer McD coffee. The queue is very short. I don't have any desire to wait 15 minutes even to get free coffee, much less have to pay for mediocre crud. My morning coffee is either at home or work.

    By the way, I read the TH is rolling out espresso-based coffee starting this month. Starting price point is $2, so it might be good value. I will have something to order when I must go to TH. Hopefully it is half-decent coffee.
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    I'm sure it won't be.

    What is the likelihood that Timmie's will actually use freshly roasted beans? It is more likely they will have a huge amber-tinted grinder will with 20 lbs of beans that will stale in a day or two.

    They they will sell this crappy coffee for a cheap price. Seems like a lose-lose situation to me.

    I honestly think that NA has a long way to go to actually developing a palate for coffee. Starbucks might have introduced and popularized espresso, but the majority of NAs still don't seem to care.

    Folger's was great for me as a shareholder, but did terrible terrible things for coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sampson View Post
    I honestly think that NA has a long way to go to actually developing a palate for coffee. Starbucks might have introduced and popularized espresso, but the majority of NAs still don't seem to care.
    Yea I used to think Timmies coffee was amazing. Starbucks is just too overpriced. It's weird because most things are more expensive in Europe but coffee, wine, beer, cigarettes etc are much cheaper and better (don't know about cigarettes) The Timmies drive through lineups are a cultural and environmental disaster imo. Here everyone just leisurely gets a coffee at different places

    Sadly McDs coffee is better than Tim's. And they have free WiFi too
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    SBUX coffee is no more fresh-roasted than Tims. I will reserve judgement. I have had better espresso from the ready-meal counter at the grocery store than SBUX.

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    I never said I thought SBUX had good coffee now did I? Still a nice one to invest in, not now, but 3 years ago.

    I don't buy the 'too expensive argument' though, because if you actually do a $/volume comparison, Starbucks is a lot less expensive if you are comparing drip coffees. You just have to put up with over roasting burned gross flavor in your mouth.

    If the espresso at Tim's is good, that would be great, I just doubt it.

    Like most here, I sorta enjoy McDs over Tim's, but the watery aftertaste is quite odd. I'm always amazed how these companies can take normal goods (like beef or coffee beans) and make then taste so generic and consistent. Its quite amazing really.

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    That's the thing, when I go to Starbucks for the annual "anthropological expedition" (ERE) I never see anyone buy the plain coffee it's so bad I end up buying some $6 macchiato thing. I'll drink espresso straight out of a Bialetti though
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    I can't stand sugar in coffee, so I would normally end up with a plain latte. Under duress, though. Their drip coffee is just unspeakably awful.

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    I don't drink coffee, and my wife and I never stop for coffee on our way in to work, but, we have stopped 3 times this week for her to get a free cup!

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    I too prefer McD's coffee to Tim's. Stopped in NY state a couple weeks ago, and ordered a large McDonald's coffee... oops... not the same down there. It was horrid... like the old McD's coffee.
    NY state travel tip: Stewart's gas stations... coffee is decent.. everywhere else featured dishwater


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