Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First Experience: Coffee Tree

Address: 2412 Bloor Street West
              (Jane and Bloor)
Neighbourhood: BloorWestVillage
(416) 767-1077; website

Let's talk about the oldest Toronto Artisan Roastery: Coffee Tree. They've been roasting and procuring beans since 1988. With their very own on-site micro roaster, and a daily roasting schedule, it'd only make sense that they would source from the coffee producing belt.

Machine: Faema E61
Beans: Kenyan, Ethiopian, Bolivian (Mexican)
Grinder:
Really bitter tones extracted from the E61
Verdict: sharp acidic, bitter tones. Overpowering Bolivian gives it body, but doesn't allow the sweetness of the Kenyan to shine through. Really gross double shot.

For $3 you can better quality shots at other places in the neighbourhood... Its a disappointment that they couldn't get their act together.

Nice spot to get brewed FTO beans, NOT the espresso. It just doesn't hit the spot.

I'll pass on this location if I'm in BWV.

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