For those of you who don’t live in Canada, you may have likely never heard of them before. They are a coffee house similar to Starbucks, but the difference being they operate on a franchise system. My oldest memory of Second Cup is my mom telling me how my sister always got thirsty when we passed by when she was younger; something about the name!
I’m not a coffee drinker, so I don’t have much opinion regarding that aspect. I did however, do a study on them almost two years ago regarding their supply chain and what social value they add to it. If this interests you, read more on their website.
A little less than two years ago, I was living near a Second Cup close to my university campus, and seeing as they were having their Latte Tuesday promotion ($2.95 for a medium latte), my friend and I made it a weekly ritual. She tried it first and kept telling me about it, but I was stuck on my green tea or London Fog lattes. I finally tried it one day, and then kept recommending it to everyone else, and have never heard a single bad review.
The Honey Vanilla Tea Latte is an English breakfast tea mixed with vanilla syrup and honey, and topped with milky foam. They often add a drizzle of honey on the top, and I won’t lie, it is a sweet drink. You can ask for less syrup/honey to combat this, but whenever I have this, I see it as a treat for the cold weather. It is such a delicious mix, as the English breakfast has very apparent tea flavour, but it doesn’t overwhelm the flavour as Earl Grey often does. You must try this.
Other drinks I love: vanilla bean hot chocolate. Pretty much best thing ever for cold winter days; I remember the first time I got this, I had been visiting the University of Toronto as a wee high schooler, and had gotten lost, found my way into a Second Cup for warmth, and was intrigued by the sound of this drink. I got with with whipped cream, and words cannot describe how amazing it was, as at that point in time, it was the first hot drink I had ever ordered asides from Tim Hortons hot chocolate.