Tim Hortons to introduce new coffee option


Published January 8, 2021 at 12:23 am


Tim Hortons has announced it is changing the recipe for its Dark Roast coffee.

According to Canada’s favourite coffee chain, the new recipe for Tim Hortons Dark Roast was under development for much of the year, as previous iterations just weren’t strong enough.

This new version, now being served, is made from 100 per cent premium Arabica beans for a bolder and richer flavour.

“The amount of work that went into developing this new Dark Roast was really incredible. We actually developed about four dozen variations of the Dark Roast to zero in on the perfect balance of richness and smoothness,” Kevin West, Head of Coffee Operations, said in a news release.

Tims first released their Dark Roast in 2014. Then, in 2017, the recipe was adapted to be even dark. The latest adjustment is based on feedback from guests who desire an even bolder flavour.

“We wanted this Dark Roast to taste bold—but not burnt or bitter. It’s incredibly rich with a harmonious blend of complex flavours, subtle notes of chocolate, cedar and even hints of fruit and floral characteristics,” West added.

Additionally, while Tims normally sources its Arabica beans primarily from Central and South America, for this new dark roast recipe, it will be sourcing beans from Sumatra, Indonesia.

“We worked hard on adjusting our roast settings by increasing the time, weight concentration and temperature in the roaster to really dial in the flavour profile we thought guests would love, resulting in an all new complex coffee with a full body that’s richer than any of our previous Dark Roasts,” West said.

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