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.

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…

How Fresh Do You Want To Get?

Ever wonder when is the right time to buy your favourite brew? Check out this handy guide that details the best month to select your coffee from many places around the world. Next time you go to replenish your bean supply, take a glance & guarantee yourself the freshest, best bean. Click the image to…

Coffee & Sneakers?

This year Nike began renovations to its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Among the plans are improvements and expansion, including the installation of a barista station worth $175,000 in the Nolan Ryan building. Really though, coffee and sneakers – is there any better combination?

Innovation Leads The Way When It’s In The Ground

Kaffeeform is leading the way with their innovative new material that allows coffee enthusiasts to enjoy their favourite brew right down to the grounds. The German independent company produces mugs made out of, you guessed it, coffee grounds. Kaffeeform is a renewable material that is the result of five years of research and experimentation. The…

Back To School: French Press 101

It’s never too late to learn something new. The ever genius Popular Mechanics show us they aren’t just about cars, space and technology.  Here they break down the French Press in Hack Your Coffee: How To Use A French Press The Right Way. From the coffee, the temperature, the water to the grind, the pour and…

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…