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Hiring a Barista: How to Choose the Best Staff for Your Cafe

Hiring a Barista: How to Choose the Best Staff for Your Cafe

The Canadian coffee industry is a $5 billion enterprise employing over 54,000 people. Canadians love their coffee and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. Plus, exciting new trends in coffee are bound to emerge and the quality of the products on offer will keep...

Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

Velvet Espresso, why the new recipe?

The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...

Why The Chemex?

Why The Chemex?

While dialing in brewing recipes for a recent coffee, it occurred to us how often we recommend the Chemex. Yet, we leave little explanation to our favouritism. We love the Chemex for much more than its aesthetic appeal. It's a durable, efficient brewing method that...

Coffee Filter Comparison, Review, Recommendation

Coffee Filter Comparison, Review, Recommendation

Does your coffee filter matter? Every morning, like a daily ritual, you brew your favourite cup of coffee. During those few minutes while you're waiting for your brew, have you ever wondered if your coffee filter is affecting your cup of coffee? Does your coffee taste...

Our Favourite Coffee Gift Ideas Under $100

Our Favourite Coffee Gift Ideas Under $100

To make your gift buying easier for your favourite coffee fans in your life, I’ve got a couple lists of gifts for coffee lovers for under $100. Because, let’s be honest, you can start dropping some serious cash on coffee gear...

Health and Coffee – Mycotoxins Myth

Health and Coffee – Mycotoxins Myth

Is your morning cup doing you more harm than help? Study after study has been done on the health benefits of coffee, but not everyone agrees that the benefits outweigh the consequences. Some claim that commercial coffee is contaminated with dangerous mycotoxins, which...