Yeah the Clover is dope.I don't consider Tim's to be coffee. It is a brown and water beverage. Adding two different colors of brown did nothing to make it better. Kind of like chocolate bars vs candy bars. For the masses, they may be equivalent, but once you experience the good stuff, you never want the crap again.
Normally make at home (most beans from Social Coffee on West Beaver Creek, good people). Espresso (or espresso based), pourover, french press or aeropress depending on time and number of people that want something. If I'm out and really feel the need, the reserve coffees brewed on the Clover at Starbucks are very good (and I will not have a 15K clover at home any time soon). For fast and reasonable, McD's works.
If you want a great flat white, go to Oz, they are almost all outstanding. Flat whites in Canada are quite shite. I am still hunting for somewhere that can make them as I remember (the chains suck, working through small cafes with no luck).
The economics are largely dictated by volume. The machine is much cheaper, the cost per cup is substantially higher. You are also dealing with coffee that has been ground for months instead of roasted a few days ago and ground a few seconds ago. It's not bad and compared to the other pods, I prefer it, but compared to make-your-own there is still a huge gap imo.I would never have thought I would say this but I had to concede that I am a nespresso convert.
I like several coffee shops in the city: Dineen, Sam James, Rooster but the nespresso machine with their frother do the trick. A very economical alternative to a proper espresso machine from Italy (e.g. Saeco)
For the chains, Aroma is the best chain for espresso drinks.
It's not coffee. SCAA defines what coffee should be (brew temp, % dissolved solids etc). Tims doesn't use nearly enough beans. It is a beverage with a loyal following, it is not coffee.You Timmies haters sound like Sunny in the electric car thread lol.
Tastes, just like opinions are subjective.Even though you guys are wrong...
FWIW, we bought the inlaws Moccamasters. I like the drip coffee out of them better than a typical drip machine, but they are well over the edge of the diminishing returns curve and don't have one for us.McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Starbucks
That's like asking if you want to be shot or hanged.
Tim Hortons serves warm bong water. Mc Donald's was ok when it first came out. It's watered down now. Still better than Tim's. Starbucks, I like my coffee brewed, not pan fried.
Too lazy for a French press. One touch burr 'n brew it is.