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Old Apr 17th 2017, 4:06 pm   #16
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rubbish & you know it

Where or when did the British public pick up the 'paper coffee cup with plastic' lid from (as can be seen on every British TV program) & when was coffee in the UK better than anywhere else? That coming from a country of tea drinkers & boozers, especially in Glasgow?

Tim's in Glasgow, will it work - well, Tim's top dogs are no fools when it comes to doing market research surveillance.

My preference is tea not coffee, so I wouldn't know if Tim Horton's, Starbucks, Second cup, McD's, Timothy's world or costa coffee are any different.

Costa Coffee, Starbucks or Caffe Nero: UK's favourite coffee shop revealed | Metro News

As a child living in the UK I tasted 'Camp coffee' & it was not till I came to Canada that I had ever heard of, smelled or seen peculated coffee - of course that was in the dark ages
when exactly did you last live in the UK?
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Old Apr 18th 2017, 1:57 pm   #17
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I'm so in the dark ages I've still never had peculated coffee.
No-one, however dark their age, has ever had peculated coffee. Peculate means to steal or embezzle (public) funds.

OTOH, I had a coffee percolator in my room at University in 1969. Dead trendy, I was.
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No-one, however dark their age, has ever had peculated coffee. Peculate means to steal or embezzle (public) funds.

OTOH, I had a coffee percolator in my room at University in 1969. Dead trendy, I was.
Was it electric, or one of those enamelled stove-top ones from Habitat?
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Was it electric, or one of those enamelled stove-top ones from Habitat?
Electric. I didn't have a a stove in my student room.
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There was a time when Nescafe was considered the height of elegance and posh ! Things change. Perhaps Glaswegians will learn to drink Canadian coffee !
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There was a time when Nescafe was considered the height of elegance and posh ! Things change. Perhaps Glaswegians will learn to drink Canadian coffee !
If Tim Hortons make Buckfast- or Tennants-flavoured coffee, they might.
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Old Apr 24th 2017, 8:27 am   #22
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Some Glaswegians are very refined. I know some who drink gin and tgnic.
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My own opinion

its all about hockey, supporting a legend, when back in the 1960's Canada was 'hick' Tim's being the first truly [nationalism] Canadian [product] donut shop & the fact that Grandparents, parents stooped for their coffee en-route to taking the kids dark and early on the weekend to Hockey, or ball practice.. add gym & swim

In fact as I see it as anyone 'holding a Tim's coffee' is a reason for the not so distinguishing Canadian to speak to the person next to them, otherwise folks (adults) at a child's hockey/footy/rugby/gym/swim etc practice would stay silent

now the CBC take on Tim's

Tim Hortons: Why the coffee giant is 'genuinely beloved' by Canadians - Business - CBC News

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The funny thing is, tho, that Tim's isn't a Canadian-owned company any more.
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The funny thing is, tho, that Tim's isn't a Canadian-owned company any more.
Tim Hortons is a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International, of Oakville, Ontario.
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Tim Hortons is a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International, of Oakville, Ontario.
The Tim's part of RBI is headquartered in Oakville. RBI is jointly owned by 3G Capital (Brazilian investment company) and Berkshire Hathaway (American conglomerate).
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Some Glaswegians are very refined. I know some who drink gin and tgnic.
We are, and it's gin and irn bru. Tonic is for the bloody English.
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It appears that Tim Hortons is doing very well in Glasgow.

The city's second Tim Hortons at Glasgow's Silverburn Shopping Centre will open this week.

Another will be open in Ayr soon.

Tim Hortons to open third Scots coffee shop (From Evening Times)
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Seems they are a bunch of cheapskates who try to avoid minimum wage

https://www.commonspace.scot/article...aises-concerns
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Seems they are a bunch of cheapskates who try to avoid minimum wage

https://www.commonspace.scot/article...aises-concerns
In his letter to the COO of Tim Horton's the MP writes, "Given Canada's record as a bulwark of human rights and progressive values in North America..." LOL

The Tim Horton's near me is a depressing eating experience - slightly better than a soup kitchen. Also, there have been a lot of menu changes and I was told a lot of their food isn't prepared on site but is frozen.
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