Monday, August 27, 2012

Photo: transit

It's not so bad when you have a nice long black to accompany you on a long ride.

Sometimes I get off specifically at bloor so I can grab a great cup at Crema. No lie; I rearrange my travel so I can hit certain shops....

How's your last Monday in August shaping up to be?

Really excited about the fall. Are you?
(side: I love summer,but I love the seasonal changes more)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quick thought: prices of coffee

Today the wall street journal came out with an article stating that the demand for robusta beans has gone up 18%, while the more flavourful cousin arabica bean has gone down by 30%.

Fueled by the "Euro crisis/ slow-down" we can only come to a hand full of outcomes...
If demand for the more prized arbacia bean has lowered, farmers will increase prices to keep a float, if they do not sell, some farms might need to slow down production or cut costs to sell for cheaper.

With arabica beans reaching peak prices in 2010, can our burgeoning N.America market accommodates Europeans coffee craving slowdown?

What are your thoughts?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Photo: good neighbour

That's right, I made it up to the junction....
Black cat
How can I go wrong.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Featured espresso: Epic at Crema

Spotted: Crema on Bloor
Pulled by: Eric (such a passionate guy)
Featured: Epic Espresso
Roasters: 49th Parallel
Located: Vancouver, BC

Details: El Salvador El Retiro
1400 m.a.s.l.
Costa Rica Cerro de San Luis
1500-1600 m.a.s.l.

Verdict: brightness upon first sips, with sweet cotton candy to round it out, followed by a pleasant soft after taste similar to a lemon Popsicle as it stays for an extra round.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Reinventing coffee?

I need to explore this some more, is this A new way to get juiced up?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Photo; Alchemy at Mercury

Sunny long weekend in the city means a trip over to Neighbourhood Mercury espresso.

Thanks for making my morning wih a little sprinkling of alchemy by George Howell.

Taste: orange boutique with burst of that Meyer lemon, and wicked finish known of the chocolate variety.