Where’s The Caffeine?

The most popular post on my blog to date is 5 Reasons Tim Hortons Sucks. In the post, I mentioned how terrible Tim Hortons coffee tastes. I failed to consider the actual caffeine levels of Tim Hortons.

I did some digging around and calculating, Tim Hortons coffee has an average of 0.36mg/ml of caffeine.

On the other hand, Starbucks drip coffee has approximately 0.70mg/ml, almost twice as much!

No wonder an “X-Large” cup of “Timmies” never keeps me awake.

Ps. I did not want to make this a Tim Hortons vs Starbucks issue, but McDonalds (Tim Hortons’ only real competition in Canada) does not post their caffeine content online. Home brewed coffee varies depending on your personal preference.


Sources:
http://www.timhortons.com/ca/pdf/caffeine-canada-en.pdf
http://www.starbucks.com/retail/nutrition_beverage_detail.asp?selProducts={CE5B1860-C0CF-434A-864E-604185E56724}&x=35&y=13&strAction=GETDEFAULT

  • Timmies gives me gut rot. Starbux does too, but not as bad, and if they have an organic variety that day it's even better. I still would rather have an americano from Starbux than coffee from either of them, but McDonalds actually does have really tasty coffee for a non-coffeeshop! Cheap too. I'm pretty sure my dark-roast-organic-French-Press homebrew isn't too high on the caffeine scale, but that just means I drink way more of it. 😀

    Etown is COVERED in Timmies though. There must be at least 6 on campus, and only one inconveniently located Starbucks.

    I like coffee.