Coffee Culture

I've noticed that Victorians are snobs when it comes to coffee. I have to admit I am snob about a lot of things, but I am certainly not snobby about my coffee. More numerous are Starbucks than Tim Horton's in this city, on this island...that's for damn sure. Don't get me wrong, once to twice a week in Ontario was my average for driving out of my way and getting out of my car to go into a Starbucks and treat myself to my regular grande one pump skinny vanilla. I am certainly a coffee girl, and I can think of maybe one occasion ever, since I have been working, when I have not arrived at the office with a large double double from Tim's in my hand. Scoff at me if you will, but I love Tim Horton's coffee, and I am sure I always will. It was my routine every day in Ontario go go to Tim's once in the morning on the way to work, and I mean, I passed about ten (in one city) DIRECTLY on my way to work, and once during my lunch hour. If I was having a bad day, on my way home as well. I have to say I have a bit of a beef with the lack of Tim Horton's locations that I know of in the city of Victoria that have a drive thru. One. And it is VERY out of my way. I guess this Tim Horton's drive thru loving Ontario girl will have to change her ways, and stretch her pocketbook if she wants her daily caffeine fix!

Love of the coffee + this is why I don't want to go to Starbucks everyday!


♥ Callah said...

Invest in a coffee maker! It makes the Starbucks treats much more bearable. Seriously! You can even get programmable ones that have your Tim Hortons coffee all ready when you wake up, if you desire!
Eliminates the need for D/Ts and non-Tims coffee.

♥ Callah said...

And, Maccas coffee is the worst shit I have ever had. You'd have to pay me to try the espresso. Sad too, cause they had good cafes in Aus/NZ (which is where I got the Maccas nickname from if you're wondering)

Veronicahhh said...

despite the fact that I make coffee at home, I have to say that when i get coffee, it is never at tim's. ever.
the one dt in victoria just opened last year, and trust me we didn't miss it before.
we may be snobs about coffee here, but how can you blame us given the myriad private coffee shops (Streetlevel, Habit, Dolce Vita, Picnic, etc etc etc. Barely even need to think about starbucks with those around. I will take you!