Most days after work and on the weekend you’ll find me in a pair of Levis 510’s and a t-shirt…but not just any t-shirt. I gotta say that one of the things I love about specialty coffee are all the amazing t-shirts that roasters and coffee companies put out. Over the past few years I … More Coffee T-Shirts
I blogged last month about a coffee roaster located out in Linden, AB called High Seas Coffee Roasters. The kind folks sent me a bag of their Ethiopian Mokonisa to brew up and so I figured it would only be appropriate to make the trek out there to visit them in person to say thanks. So this … More Coffee Road Trip – High Seas Coffee Co.
This past Saturday afternoon I had the opportunity to attend the recent workshop on Syphon Brewing put on by the folks at Eight Ounce Coffee. If you’re not aware of these great workshops they are offered on a monthly basis and the best part is, they’re FREE! I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity … More Syphon Brewing Workshop
Lucky enough to live in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver? The amazing folks over at Beanstock announced yesterday that they have partnered with Breville Canada to offer a series of Masterclasses in these cities in the coming weeks and months. I have been a HUGE fan of Breville for years. I have owned their Barista … More Breville Masterclass
It’s not every day that I get excited about a coffee & beer collaboration. Usually because most of these beers are stouts or porters and I’m just not a dark-beer-and-roasty-espresso-flavour kind of guy. I like my IPA’s, Session Ales, and maybe a Pale Ale but nothing much darker than that. So last week when I … More Monogram/O.T. Brewing – Coffee Beer
My buddy Brandon over at JellyFish Coffee has released the October edition of the Calgary Coffee Menu! How fitting that it’s release date also happens to be International Coffee Day! I was thrilled this month to submit two items that were included in the menu. The heart behind the #CalgaryCoffeeMenu is “where we gather the … More Calgary Coffee Menu Released!
It never ceases to amaze me how many amazing coffee roasters are out there! And in a province as spread out as Alberta, there are certainly some hidden gems that aren’t located in the major urban centres like Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge etc… Take for example: High Seas Coffee Co. They’re located in the village of … More High Seas Coffee Co.
Did you know that a number of Calgary coffee roasters & retailers offer really interesting (AND FREE) coffee events that happen on a monthly basis? Yup, you heard me…free, zip, zilch, nada. I think this is one of the things I appreciate most about the Specialty Coffee community is the desire to educate and inform … More Free coffee events in Calgary
It’s technically summer for a few more days right? But if you live here in Calgary its felt more like fall (even winter) these past few days. But that hasn’t stopped two local coffee roasters from recently releasing their own canned Cold Brew creations. Both Rosso Coffee Roasters & Analog Coffee have unleashed tasty options … More Too Cold for Cold Brew?
Today out in Hamilton is the Canadian Aeropress Championship! A number of my friends are out there competing to win and earn a trip to the World Championship in Australia later this year. I wish I could be out there competing, but it just wasn’t going to work to get out there this year. So … More My Aeropress Championship