For the first time in the coffee-and-doughnut giant’s near 50-year history, Tim Hortons is creating a new roast. In a half-century of existence, the iconic Canadian company has added doughnut holes (Timbits!), muffins, croissants, tea, biscuits, cookies, rolls, Danishes, bagels, espresso drinks, chili, breakfast sandwiches, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and most recently frozen lemonade—but its coffee has never been augmented or altered (which is as impressive as it is dull). The new brew is a bolder, darker version of Timmies’ standard blend made from South American beans rather than their standard Arabica beans. Although the coffee, which is called the Tim Hortons Partnership Blend (it was developed with a German nonprofit organization that supports fair-trade coffee farming), won’t be sold fresh at the franchise’s locations just yet, grounds are available in a 343-gram bag for $7.69.
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