Tim Hortons Coffee Review
Product Name: Tim Hortons Coffee
Offer price: $1.59
Tim Hortons calls themselves Canada’s Favorite Coffee Shop, and with almost 5,000 locations across the country, it’s also one of the world’s largest coffee chains. Hortons is best-known for their breakfast and coffee items, but they’ve also added a delicious lunch and snack menu that includes soups, sandwiches, and wraps that keep loyal customers coming during all hours of the day. Let’s dig-in with a review of the most important thing on the menu – the coffee.
History and Inspiration
Based in Toronto, Tim Hortons was founded by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton, offering coffee, doughnuts, and other fast-food items. With over 14 billion cups of coffee consumed in Canada annually, it’s the most popular hot beverage and the country’s number one food service beverage. Canada comes in third place in Top Coffee-Drinking Countries, right behind Netherlands and Finland, largely because it has long, cold winters. Tim Hortons coffee is grown by small coffee farmers in Colombia and Guatemala, where the terrain is rugged, and the cultivation process is an art form. Tim Hortons has only grown in popularity since the first store opened in 1964, and is now serving coffee and pastries in 14 countries.
Types of Tim Hortons Coffee
The most common coffee served at Tim Hortons is the classic dark roast coffee. However, the chain has branched out and offers several different types of coffee-based beverages, including mochas, cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes.
Customers can also order a sugar-free iced coffee with double strength coffee poured over ice. You can then add milk, cream, or stevia.
Another option is their famous Double Double, a coffee with two creams and two sugars. It’s become such an iconic menu item that “double-double has been added to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
Perhaps one of the most interesting coffee items is “The Gretzky,” named after the Canadian hockey player who wore the number 99 on his jersey. “The Gretzky” is a coffee with 9 creams and 9 sugars, and it tastes nothing like your average cup of joe!
Tim Hortons Coffee Review
So what’s so special about Tim Hortons coffee? Is it worth it? Or is it more of an over-hyped drink that could easily be out-ranked by other coffee shop giants?
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
Tim Hortons coffee is 100% arabica, light, not too acidic, and easy to drink black. They’ve rolled out new coffee brewers to improve the taste, and they’ve added skim-milk and non-dairy creamers. The signature flavor in every cup of Tim Hortons Original Blend Coffee is selected from renowned coffee growing regions, and the beans are blended and roasted with care. Brewed throughout the day, Hortons coffee is always served fresh, without that bottom-of-the-pot burn present in some other coffees.
2. Are they healthy? [5/5]
Tim Hortons Dark Roast Coffee has 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 0 sugar. Dark roast coffee also has antioxidants that help reduce the risk of type-two diabetes and Alzheimer’s. To keep the coffee light, use milk instead of cream, and add little to no sugar. Tim Horton’ Green Tea and Peppermint Tea both also have no calories, fat, or sugar, so if the coffee is too strong, you might opt for a nice cup of tea.
3. Are they Worth it? [5/5]
Tim Hortons coffee is a part of Canada’s culture, so if you live there, you’ve probably already tasted the chain’s famous coffee. If you live outside of Canada, you’ll definitely want to visit and order a cup of coffee and a pastry. The price is fair, and the flavors are fresh. The cups and lids have been revised to be more ecologically-friendly and leak-free. And it’s perfect for warming you up on a cold day. It might even become one of your favorites, so it’s worth it to stop in for a visit.
Competing with Starbucks and McDonald’s coffee isn’t easy, but Timmy’s does a great job holding its own. Their coffee is strong, tasty, and always served fresh. Plus, with nearly 5,000 locations, you’re sure to find one nearby. With affordable prices and their quick-service menu, Tim Hortons is a great choice for to-go drinks, pastries, and lunch options.
Tim Hortons Coffee Nutrition Facts
- Black Coffee – 0 Calories, 0 g Fat, 0 Carbs, 0 Protein
- Coffee (1 Cream, 1 Sugar) – 70 Calories, 3.5 g Fat, 9 Carbs, 1 Protein
- Iced Coffee (Cream & Sugar) – 70 Calories, 3.5 g Fat, 9 Carbs, 1 Protein
- Café Mocha – 190 Calories, 8 g Fat, 29 Carbs, 1 Protein
Tim Hortons Coffee Pricing
- Coffee (Original Blend, Dark Roast or Decaf): Small $1.59
- Coffee (Original Blend, Dark Roast or Decaf): Medium $1.79
- Coffee (Original Blend, Dark Roast or Decaf): Large $1.99
- Coffee (Original Blend, Dark Roast or Decaf): Extra Large $2.19
What do you think?
How does Tim Hortons coffee compare to some of your other favorite coffee shops? We would love to what your thoughts in the comments below.