Few (no?) kitchen appliances are as necessary as the drip coffee maker. Coffee makers need to do one thing: extract that sweet, sweet caffeine out of ground coffee into a drinkable cup of joe. But it’s how the coffee tastes that separates a $50 coffee maker with a $300 one. Here’s how two coffee makers on both ends of the spectrum compare.
I often prefer making my own at home with my single-serve coffee maker, but about a month ago I decided to compare the iced black coffee from four popular chains: Dunkin’, Tim Hortons, Gloria Jean’s, and Starbucks.
On a recent trip to Quebec City, I had to see for myself why Timmy’s (as it’s affectionately called by Canadians) is so synonymous with Canada — as well as how it stacks up to its US counterpart.