Sunday Morning Sips

Roast dates matter! Don’t be fooled by fancy packaging or flavours – coffee truly is at it’s best from day 0-7 of roasting. And, as if it couldn’t get even better – if you grind right before brewing you’re guaranteed a full flavour packed with punch.

The Legacy.

There is a coffee farmer in Tanzania with 10 children… and a legacy to uphold. His name is David Robinson, and he is the youngest of Rachel and Jackie Robinson’s three children. In “Of The Father And of The Son,” directed by Alrick Brown for Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints series, viewers will visit with David in Tanzania,…

How Do You Brew?

Coffee is more than just a vessel for caffeine. A wide variety of beans, mix-ins and machines have recently turned coffee brewing into a delicate art. In fact, depending on how you make your morning cuppa, you’re toying with the flavor, nutrition and caffeine content. Here’s a look at seven common brewing methods—in order of…

Want To Know What A Coffee Cherry Tastes Like?

It’s easy to forget that coffee comes from a fruit, since hardly anybody outside of coffee-producing countries ever gets to see it in its  natural state. Coffee grows on spindly, bush-like plants, and its cherry-like fruit ripens over the course of several weeks approximately nine months after the shrubs’ jasminey blossoms bloom and fall. When…

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…

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…

Packaging Influences The Brew You Choose

Next time you’re shopping for the perfect pick me up roast, stop for a second and think about what influences the beans you reach for.  It might just be the packaging you’re choosing vs the contents inside.  Design Instruct has captured 30 of the most beautiful coffee package designs in North America. What’s you’re favourite…

The Creative Benefits Of An Intense Morning Coffee Routine

Many people will start this morning either lining up at a local coffeeshop, hitting a drive thru or making a pot of drip coffee at home.  You may want to change it up a little.  According to this recent article in Fast Company, there are rich benefits to having a thoughtful, focused morning routine.  Whether…

5 Easy Tips For Better Coffee

Kalle Freese, the 2013 Finnish Barista Champion and founder of Freese Coffee Co. presents us with this quick little video offering up 5 easy tips for better coffee.