Saturday Morning Sips: Your Next Coffee Date Just Got Animated.

Pick your soundtrack, kick up your feet and enjoy your favourite brew.  While sipping away, check out award winning illustrator Rachel Ryle. A self-taught artist who grew into an illustrator only a short time ago, Ryle often features the everyday comfort accompaniments to our life (aka: coffee) in her work.

Check out the Apple App Store to see her amazing new coffee ☕️ iMessage sticker pack! With it, every coffee drinker can further share their enthusiasm for the bean in iMessage. Ryle is also a social media maven of sorts, having been named the #1 Instagram account to follow by MTV & BuzzFeed.

video by: @rachelryle


Jimmy’s Coffee

Jimmy’s Coffee

City: Toronto OntarioFullSizeRender

Location:  Ossington Avenue & Queen St. West  (map it)

Opened: 2015

Recommends:  Cappuccino and a butter tart

5 Cup Rating: 4 cups

Did You Know:  The fourth destination of this Toronto staple borrows its layout from the Kensington location and is a welcome addition to the bustling Ossington strip.  From the comfy seating to the open and airy space, the entire menu never disappoints. Perfectly pulled Americanos to frothy, light Cappuccinos, the Queen West crowd will love the offerings this location has to offer.  While you’re at it, be sure to pick up some beans too… the Hendrix blend is perfection!

Making Cuban Coffee In Miami

Saveur, famous for their award-winning videos, show us that for Miami’s Cuban community, making coffee is as important as drinking it.

Red Rocket Coffee

Red Rocket Coffee

City: Toronto Ontarioimage(2)

Location:  Danforth Avenue & Greenwood (map it)

Opened: 2012

Recommends:  Americano and a lemon cranberry scone

5 Cup Rating: 5 cups

Did You Know:  Red Rocket Danforth is actually the franchises original Leslieville location transposed.  After 5 successful years on Queen Street East, opposite the TTC’s Russell Carhouse, the local favourite was forced to relocate.  Thankfully for us, a change in address hasn’t altered their greatness!

The Red Bench

The Red Bench

City: Toronto, OntarioScreen Shot 2014-12-29 at 7.05.12 PM

Location:  Yonge Street and Gloucester Street (map it)

Opened: 2012

Recommends:  Americano and some made-to-order organic cookies

5 Cup Rating: 4 cups

Did You Know: Their espresso is a unique blend featuring beans from Sumatra, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Nicaragua.  Beans are individually roasted and then hand-blended making each cup big in body and tempered by cacao flavour notes.

The Dineen Coffee Co.

The Dineen Coffee Co.

City: Toronto, OntarioScreen Shot 2014-11-10 at 9.33.06 PM

Location: Yonge Street and Temperance Street (map it)

Opened: 2013

Recommends:  The Cappuccino and Americano

Cup Rating:  Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 6.17.14 PM

Did You Know: The coffee shop is situated in the historic Dineen Building, which was once home to W. and F. Dineen Co., who originally made fur clothing. The building is one of the oldest structures in Toronto, and is listed as a Toronto Heritage Property.



Brew What?

While it’s nice to nestle into your favorite local cafe, sometimes nothing beats a home crafted drink.  Personally my faves include a Long Black Americano in the morning capped off with a post dinner Flat White.

Time to brush up on crafting your favorite and get brewing!