Hello everyone, welcome to my travel blog a Canadian Abroad. It has been about 8 months since I last was in Canada, so it has been 8 months since I last had a Timmies coffee. For any of you uneducated folks out there, Tim Hortons (or Timmies, or Timmy Hoes) if the best coffee chain in the world and you can still get a large coffee for less than $2 Canadian which is like 5 pence. Needless to say I couldn’t find something for anywhere near that in London, in fact the best and cheapest coffee I found was from McDonald’s.

It can be pretty hard to find a good and cheap coffee while travelling. The best coffee I have had in another country was definitely not cheap, at 8 Euro a cup. Conversely, the cheapest coffee I have had abroad is for 1000 Khmer Riel in Cambodia, which is essentially $0.25. I drink a lot of these 1000 riel coffees, but they are not the best and they are certainly not that filling as it is just a small amount of highly concentrated coffee poured over a cup of ice.

What can you do?

The absolute best thing to do if you are a Canadian travelling and you don’t want to try and find a good coffee substitute is to just bring your own. When me and my girlfriend came through Canada this summer we made sure to get a nice bag of Timmies coffee to bring with us. We actually still have enough for one pot left, and are saving it for a special occasion. Hopefully one arises soon!

What is your favourite coffee brand, and can you get it while travelling? Let me know in the comments section and I will see you all next week!

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