Tim Hortons to build $30 million coffee roasting facility

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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OAKVILLE, ONT. — Tim Hortons unveiled plans to build a $30 million coffee bean production and roasting facility in Hamilton, Ont. According to Tim Hortons, the facility "will improve efficiencies and quality control from ‘bean to cup,’ and will ensure Tim Hortons store owners continue to provide the best coffee for the best value in North America."

Tim Hortons, which already operates a coffee plant in Rochester, N.Y., said the new 74,000,000-square-foot plant in Hamilton will be capable of producing hundreds of millions of cups of coffee a year through an advanced processing, roasting and high-speed packaging system. The new plant also will house an innovative research and development center.

Combined, the two plants in Rochester and Hamilton will produce approximately 75% of Tim Hortons’ coffee requirements, the company said.

"Coffee is the foundation of our success," said Don Schroeder, president and chief executive officer of Tim Hortons, Inc. "This $30 million investment in coffee research and production is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and reinforces our commitment to delivering the best cup of coffee every time to every customer."

Construction of the plant is under way, with an expected completion date during the fourth quarter of 2009.

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