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View Poll Results: What is better, Starbucks or Tim Hortons?
I'm a Western Canadian and I prefer Timmies 5 27.78%
I'm a Western Canadian and I prefer Starbucks 1 5.56%
I'm an Eastern Canadian and I prefer Timmies 8 44.44%
I'm an Eastern Canadian and I prefer Starbucks 4 22.22%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Whats better, Starbucks or Timmies?
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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Well, Tim Hortons and Starbucks are not comparable. A better comparison would be Second cup vs Starbucks (or Dunkin donuts vs Tim Horton).

In that case, I'd vote for:

1. Second cup -because I don't need to learn a whole new language to order a drink

2. Tim's- Because if I don't, I'll get my citizenship revoked.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I agree they are not comparable. I go to both for different reasons. If i want just a plain good cup of coffee I would go to Tim's. If I wanted something fancy I would go to Starbucks. If I wanted a toasted bagel with butter (which is delicious at Tim's by the way-especially the everything bagels) I would go to Tim's, if I wanted slice of cake with my coffee or a scone I would go to Starbucks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Starbucks is unquestionably better quality coffee, but I'm pretty cheap and also feel more comfortable in a place like Tim Hortons. I think Starbucks is nicer if I want to treat myself.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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1. Second cup -because I don't need to learn a whole new language to order a drink
That is true, I don't bother with the names I just say small, medium, or large. Once I went through the drive thru and asked for a skinny latte and got a venti latte. The difference being about 500 calories
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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I like Timmies because you can get more stuff there,from soups,sandwiches to a plethora of muffins and doughnuts all for a reasonable price.
Starbucks has good coffee but their food is relegated to a couple of varieties of cookies and muffins that are very expensive.
For me? Timmies without a doubt.Starbucks not even in the same ball park.
http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/menu/lunch.html

http://www.starbucks.com/menu

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Calgary
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Calgary has a lot of really good coffee shops..... My regulars are Phil and Sebastian's and DeVille.

In case anybody is interested, here is a cool video about Calgary's coffee scenes


TEDxYYC - John Manzo - 02/26/10 - YouTube

I am not a big fan of Starbucks. It is too expensive for the quality.

I'll drink Tim's in a pinch.


For the purposes of your poll, I live in Calgary but I am from Halifax.


And just for fun.

Rex Murphy - Cuppa Woe - YouTube
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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...because I don't need to learn a whole new language to order a drink
I was thinking the same thing. I just drink black coffee. I'm still struggling with how ordering such a simple thing can be so damned confusing.

Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of either, particularly.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Hamilton
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I've changed my tastes within the past 2 years from Tim's to Starbucks.

I do like Tim's when I am in a mellow mood but to me it's like a cottage beer, the Coor's Light of coffee. Easy drinking but there is a difference when you get a great cup of coffee (or beer). When I am in the mood for a coffee, nothing beats a bold taste.

That all said, the independent roasters like Red Hill and Detour in Hamilton are my favourites.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I actually perfer to get my coffee at MacDonalds. It's just as good as Tims and WAY less expensive. Free refills and a newspaper to read for my morning news fix. I get a large with an awesome muffin for less than just the coffee is at Tims.
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