Those that count out exact change for their morning brew at Tim Hortons will either have to practice ordering a different size or fork over a few extra pennies.
The beloved Canadian coffee joint will shift the names of its sizes starting next Monday to make room for a 24 oz. cup — the new extra large.
Small will become extra small, medium will become small and so forth, making the sizes more comparable to American standards.
“We tested the names of the new hot cup sizes with our guests and the response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Dave McKay, a marketing director at Tim Hortons, in a statement.
At 8 oz., the current small is not available in the U.S., but will remain at the approximately 3,225 Tim Hortons locations in Canada.
Customers will pay the same price for the same amount of coffee, according to the statement.
Ordering a large coffee will put an extra 6 ounces of caffeine in your system, making the new large the same size as a 20 oz. Starbucks venti. Starbucks tall (small) and grande (medium) sizes will be 2 oz. larger than the same sizes at Tim Hortons.
To cater to its consumers’ expanding desires — and waistlines — the American premium coffee giant introduced a 31 oz. cup called the Trenta in January 2011.
Health Canada recommends that adults have no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day — about the amount in a 24 oz. of coffee, it says. (There is 200 mg of caffeine in Tim Hortons’ current 20 oz cup, according to its website.)
Over the past 25 years, supersized portions have contributed to rising obesity levels in North America.
Tim Hortons new sizes:
Extra small — 8 oz.
Small — 10 oz.
Medium — 14 oz.
Large — 20 oz.
Extra large — 24 oz.
Short — 8 oz.
Tall — 12 oz.
Grande — 16 oz.
Venti — 20 oz.
Trenta — 31 oz.