How to Make a Tim Hortons Café Mocha

It’s a rainy Sunday. I just ran over to Tim Hortons for a break. I saw “Café Mocha” on the menu, and my head immediately took me back to last week in Montreal where Johnny and I had cafés mocha and chocolate croissants on Mont Royal. It turns out that Tim Hortons has a rather different way of making a café mocha:

  1. Pour half a cup of regular Tim Hortons coffee into a cup.
  2. Fill the rest of the cup up with hot chocolate from the hot chocolate machine.
  3. Remove a special café mocha bucket from the fridge.
  4. Take bag of white gloop from bucket and squeeze on top of coffee/hot chocolate mixture.
  5. Take cinnamon shaker from bucket and sprinkle.
  6. Hand to customer.

The result? Something that tastes vaguely like a café mocha, albeit with a subtle undertaste of plastic wrap.


Alan's picture
Alan on October 23, 2005 - 19:57 Permalink

Just ask for half coffee and half hot chocolate and it costs half the price of the cafe mocha. All you miss is the glob of petrochemical on top.

Clark's picture
Clark on October 24, 2005 - 03:23 Permalink

Tim Hortons seems almost like a religion in PEI. Is there some special ingredient in the coffee that causes so many to have such fervor over what to my mouth tastes incredibly bad and uncoffeelike?

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Peter Rukavina on October 24, 2005 - 14:17 Permalink

For me Tim Hortons is 10% family history (used to go there with Dad on Saturday, etc.), and 90% convenience (can get in and out in 35 seconds). Not at all about the product (although the chili is good in a pinch and the chocolate danish is awfully tasty).

Anonymous1's picture
Anonymous1 on April 5, 2010 - 16:44 Permalink

just watched the biography of tim horton on the biography channel and it was intriguing always loved timhorton coffee and have just begun drinking cafe’ mochas. its a delishious coffee i use to drink folgers everyday but since we switched to timmy’s bout a year we’ve noticed a difference in taste. and oh yeah the boston creme donut is awesome

krystal's picture
krystal on December 22, 2012 - 06:27 Permalink

Can’t you just use from home, reg hot cocao from home and whipcream?