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Recently my bff Anna moved to Toronto. This was a pretty sad affair for me, as you can imagine.
But, now she works in a pretty rad cafe called Te Aro and sends me awesome things in the mail like delicious coffees.
Recently she sent me a 1/4 lb of a Colombian (roasted by Te-Aro) that is the Cup Of Excellence 2011 winner. It cost me $20.oo (I actually haven’t paid her back yet…. Hey! That’s what friends are for!) when all the shipping and handling from there to here was said and done. It’s kinda a lot of money for ANYONE to spend on coffee….But it’s good, really good! I tried it as a pour over and am planning to share the rest with Dan tomorrow morning in the French Press… the rest of it has been shared with my coffee loving co-workers!
I am including a little chart from Te Aro on the tasting notes, as they can say it all way more eloquently then I ever could…

"The coffee" (I felt like you needed to see how small the bag is!!!)

Here’s the thing though. For me there are tonnes of coffees that are at a normal price point that I can get right here in Halifax, and they  are great! I love drinking the single origins from Just Us! I LOVE all of the Phil & Sebastian from Two If By Sea,  I love grabbing a bag of  49th Parallel from Steve-O-Reno’s (also, Have you checked out there website recently?!), And that I can get Intelligentsia at the Smiling Goat. PLUS we have amazing coffee being roasted right here in our own back yards (pretty much) at places like Java Blend. So as nice as it is to have a little experiment with coffee so expensive that actually drinking it is kinda scary, it will definitely stay that way for me, an experiment (….’Cause it could get pretty addictive and expensive if I don’t give myself these rules right now)!
Thanks to Anna (and Te Aro) for making to possible for me to taste this amazing coffee!!




Mmm! It is really spring here, the sun has been out, the trees have leaves on them, the grass is green and it smells amazing outside. Anyways- I stopped in at Steve-O-Reno’s on Monday and had a cappuccino and THE BEST CUPCAKE EVER. I’m not joking. It was a banana cupcake with coconut icing. Seriously the best. You have to try one if you ever get the chance. Please, Steve-O-Reno baker, please make them again!
It was such a nice outing to Steve’s, My friend Marc ( who I have mentioned on here a few times before) was just finishing work and sat down with me , there was a sun shower out side (more like normal rain actually but I can pretend), I wrote a letter and read some of my book. At Steve-O-Renos they have been recently serving gimme! coffee, from New York, which is pretty delicious. I think I prefer it over the 49th Parallel they usually make the espresso with.

The best cup cake ever and a yummy capp.

I also snapped this super cute photo of the boys working that day. Another good reason to check out Steve-O-Renos, The Babely Baristas!

Alex, Marc and Dewa.