How much coffee do you need to get you going?
As of Monday, you'll no longer be able to order a small cup of coffee at Timmies in Kingston or Sudbury. Or rather you will, but what you'll get is a medium. Maybe this sign we found on Twitter can explain things better:
Tim Hortons is phasing out the eight-ounce (236 mL) cup size in the test markets. They'll be calling the 10-ounce (296 mL) cup "small" from now on, and all the size names are moving up a notch.
The coffee chain is also introducing a 24-ounce (710 mL) size, the new "extra large." That's four ounces more than a "venti" at Starbucks. Here's how the new extra large size compares:
The new cup size names are the same ones they use in American Tim Hortons locations. The eight-ounce "small" cup has never been available in the U.S.
Tim Hortons spokeswoman Alexandra Cygal said the market test is "to reflect that consumers are trending away from smaller sizes toward larger sizes."
"Guests will get the same amount of coffee for the same price as before, just the names of the cups have changed," she said.
Cygal said they don't have a timeline for how long the test marketing will last, or when - or if - the changes in cup sizes will be made elsewhere.
Would you miss the small eight-ounce cup if it disappeared? Would you spring for that 24-ounce cup if it were available? How much coffee do you need to get you going? Let us know in the comments below.
Related: Starbucks 'Trenta': Would you buy a 31-ounce drink from your local coffee shop?
(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)
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