The Anatomy of a Cup (Video)

Ever wonder what goes into each Timmies cup? Besides the daily jolt of java it’s a respectable amount of recycling, care and scientific words that are beyond me. Thankfully, Tims has put a quick video together that outlines the ins-and-outs of a cup – aptly called “Tim Hortons Anatomy of a Cup.”

The lids of their hot beverages, such as coffee and tea, are made of polystyrene and they’re “constantly evaluating alternatives that will perform as well and ensure the safety of our guests.” That paper – which I think is laced with some extra sweet goodness – “is milled using an elemental chlorine-free process.” The liner on the inside seals the cup together and is also made of polystyrene to “prevent leakage.” The ink on the outside of the cups are all water-based.

Now you know. Go feed your addiction.

About Ian Hardy

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I'm obsessed with Tim Hortons. It runs through my veins and I've probably spent enough money downing Steeped Tea's that I could have purchased my own franchise.