Jimmy’s Coffee

Jimmy’s Coffee City: Toronto Ontario 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…

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.

Marvel Coffee Company

Marvel Coffee Company City: Toronto Ontario Location:  Danforth Avenue & Carlaw Avenue (map it) Opened: 2015 Recommends:  Americano and a butter tart 5 Cup Rating: 4.5 cups Did You Know:  This is the second outpost of the rapidly expanding coffee shop. Their first location, which opened in Summer 2014, located adjacent to the Donland’s TTC…

How Art & Coffee Birthed Miami’s Hippest Neighbourhood.

All it takes is one. One idea, one entrepreneur and some inspiration. Now Wynwood, Miami’s Arts District is thriving thanks to Panther Coffee.  This feature by Jimmy Sherfey on Eater shines a spotlight on the impact a great idea can have on a neighbourhood, its art and culture.

The Japanese Art Of Coffee

A couple years ago I saw a fantastic documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  It captured Jiro’s relentless pursuit in perfecting the art of sushi.  Now Idobata Coffee from Kamakura, Japan present us with the peaceful art of creating the perfect cup.  The fact that the tiny little coffee stand  operates out of the back…

Red Rocket Coffee

Red Rocket Coffee City: Toronto Ontario 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…

The Red Bench

The Red Bench City: Toronto, Ontario 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…

The Dineen Coffee Co.

The Dineen Coffee Co. City: Toronto, Ontario Location: Yonge Street and Temperance Street (map it) Opened: 2013 Recommends:  The Cappuccino and Americano Cup Rating:  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…

My Whole Bean

I’m not exactly sure when it started… when my love for coffee began. As far back as I can remember, it was an essential item in our household. Growing up, the little bean with the mighty aroma was mandatory before the start of every day and often times it capped off the evening.  Some of…