I like me my Tim Horton’s Coffee.
I used to be a Large Double Double, girl. Now I’ve managed to wean myself to 2 Cream, 1 Sugar. I know, my self-discipline is amazing. A-MAZE-ING. One day I will move to milk and no sugar, but I could be really, really old by then. Like, maybe when I’m really old and have completely lost all my faculties so that I know longer can remember how much better coffee is with cream than milk. Then. But only then, I think. (My grandmother, who has all of her faculties, likes her Timmy’s as a Triple-Triple. Just saying.)
many most days though, I need to add some real expresso beans to the mix. This results in me spending embarrassing amounts of money on lattes. If I only count how much one latte a day costs, it’s fine. But to add that up over a week … or *gasp* a year? Yikes.
So when I received an email this week from a PR agency letting me know that Timmy’s was launching into the latte world, I was interested. Interested by skeptical, because that sickly sweet French Vanilla thing they’ve been marketing as cappuccino is definitely not cappuccino!
But, listen, Tim Horton’s is actually going expresso! Real expresso beans my fellow caffeinated friends! Here is a clip from the news release issued at the beginning of this month:
Tim Hortons today announced the biggest new specialty coffee introduction ever in Canada – at more than 2,500 locations – with the addition of lattes, mocha lattes and cappuccinos made with premium espresso. Starting at $2, the new drinks offer guests a delicious, fast and convenient choice for lattes, at a value price.
Here are the new expresso-based coffee options:
- Flavoured Latte
- Flavoured Latte Supreme
- Mocha Latte
- Espresso shot (single or double)
- Tea Latte
I am game for trying all of these (even a “tea latte,” whatever the heck that is!). And I am going to receive a gift certificate so I can do precisely that. But don’t put your frowny faces on because I also have two gift certificates for Coffee with Julie readers!
I figure that a coffee giveway is perfect for TGIF, so I will announce the winner this Friday, November 18th at 3pm. There are two prizes, each is a $25 gift certificate to Tim Hortons. To enter:
- The easy entry: Leave a comment telling me if you drink expresso coffee or not.
- Making you work: You can have one extra entry by following @TimHortons on twitter, and then coming back here and leaving me a comment to let me know.
- So, just to be clear: each person has a maximum of two chances to enter.