This is only on topic because many of us drink coffee and it does
involve wood. I went to my administrators office a few minutes ago and
got a cup of coffee from one of those instant dispenser brewers that
use the individual cup cartridges. I added sugar and grabbed a wooden
stir stick which became limp shortly after I started stirring and
within a minute, the wooden stirrer broke apart. No noticeable knots
in the wood. I'll still drink the coffee- it's part of my circulatory
system - but I wonder what it would have done to a plastic stirrer.
Better'n weak coffee. Tried the new "premium roast" at McDonalds, yet?
(I had a coupon for a free 12-ouncer) Limp-wristed, blouse-wearin',
poodle-walkin' brown water. "If it's worth doin', it's worth
Aside from all the other huge reasons to live in Canada, Tim Horton's
coffee is as good as any other reason and certainly world class.
In the bigger cities there are special wings attached to most hospitals
especially designed to treat those who have gone more than 24 hours
without their 'Timmy'...and to treat those who suffered severe beatings,
knife wounds or gunshot wounds for bad-mouthing 'Timmies'.
Rrrrroll up to Win! (The rim of the coffee cup has prizes printed on
it...it's not a slogan for a new condom...)
When I got into better coffee I realized just how bad Tim's actually is.
I think they lace it with narcotics or something.
My ultimate cup of coffee so far was "celebes kalossi". It was
fantastic. Tasted even better than it smelled.
Unfortunately I've since gone back to the same place, even bought the
beans and brewed it myself, but have been unable to duplicate the
I like the kalossi (I assume you're going to the Broadway Roastery?)
but lately I've been mixing Indian Malabar and Kenya AA beans 'arf &
Try the kalossi with 1/4 to 1/3 Tanzania Peaberry beans added. The
peaberry has a hell of a caffeine kick.
Personally, I think it's in the cream. We brew their coffee at home (my
wife works there), and it's not the same. I think their cream must be 18%
bf, or more.
For those of you who don't take cream in your coffee, I don't see the appeal
to Timmie's coffee. :)
As far as the "salon" coffee goes, that's one of my peeve's with the place
in our office building. It's just not consistent enough. Sometimes it's
fine, sometimes it tastes burned... The whole "hand-roasted" thing isn't all
it's cracked up to be, IMHO.
A friend of mine owns 2 Tim Horton franchises and I assure you, that his
coffee at his house tastes no different than at one of his outlets.
He assures me it has to do with 190+(?) degree water... calibrated.
Personally, I use a French press when I drink coffee, which isn't all
that often. I'm a green tea man.
I am surprised at the popularity of Tim Horton's, a few years in the
past I too would have voted there with my dollars. I find that they
(TH) have become a victim of their success, the coffee is often
bitter, the service is poor and the attitude is rotten. Off course I
am in the Alberta corridor, Calgary to Edmonton, business is so
successful here that most feel they can now dispense with service.
Sorry to be so negative about them (TH) but they have really gone
: I am surprised at the popularity of Tim Horton's, a few years in the
: past I too would have voted there with my dollars. I find that they
: (TH) have become a victim of their success, the coffee is often
: bitter, the service is poor and the attitude is rotten.
You sure you don't mean Starbuck's?
To relate to RAM: Anyone read Aaaron Elins' Twnety Blue Devils?
The main scam, I swear, is lifted from what Starbucks actually does.
-- Andy Barss
Down here anyway, I've noticed over the years that as a company or store
becomes more popular and starts to advertise more, the quality of its
products go downhill proportionately. They have to pay for the advertising
some way, and most of the time it appears to be by shaving off quality. It
doesn't start out as much, but a little here, and little there later, and
pretty soon they are as mediocre as the competition they once had
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
We have plenty of Tim Horton's in Detroit. They do have 'respectable'
coffee. The best I have comes from Einstein Brothers. An overall
superior establishment since im not really a sugar man and prefer bagles
Starbucks has THE worst coffee around. I rate their stuff on the level
of the stuff we get free at work. Of course I didn't try any funky
blend. But if the house is not top notch I don't have time to bother
with the rest.
I miss my Einstein brothers since my job moved...
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
It probably would have done the same thing to a metal spoon! Machine coffee
is even worse than 'roach coach' coffee! Get one of those little 2 cup
coffee makers for less than $10 at Wal-mart and save some miles on your
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