Here’s what some of Newsletter Subscribers say…

As a Thank You to our Newsletter Subscribers, we sent an invitation to receive a free 1/2lb of Galapagos San Cristobal coffee to help us celebrate our 24th Anniversary. We wanted to know if they’d ever stepped foot in our Bloor St shop. Here are some of their answers: Yes I’ve visited the Coffee Tree. Last time was March. I couldn’t sleep, and maybe it will have been worth it. – JP, Toronto I visit your store every...

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Very impressive for a Canadian climate

We all know that coffee trees like warm tropical climates and wouldn’t be caught dead in our northern climes, but have a look at Will’s mammoth coffee tree.  He told me it was from one of our anniversary giveaways a few years back.  When I pressed for his story of success (you may recall seeing my own little tree with one red cherry on it) he confessed to feeding it with every watering.  It’s up to 6′ high, he...

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One cherry won’t fix my addiction

My 2006 coffee plant blossomed this spring.  One blossom, sweet smelling and then gone.  One coffee cherry emerged, green and alone.  This week, it’s bright RED RED RED.  Not sure what I’m going to do with it once it’s ripe.  Ideas from the peanut (cherry?) gallery?...

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Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee: Is Yours Real?

It’s the exquisite taste surrounding this world famous coffee that stimulates conversation and drives roasters and retailers mad and makes them ask:  is my Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee really real?  The authenticity of this expensive coffee is worthwhile revisiting because, to this day, myths abound. Last year around Thanksgiving, I had a customer take note of our 150lb barrel of green Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee tucked in a...

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What Are The Best Coffee Beans To Buy?

Our customers come to us because  they know we have good coffee.  But sometimes someone will ask me,  what’s the Best Coffee to Buy?  Coffee that’s been blended, roasted, ground and packaged to please a very ordinary coffee drinker isn’t what they come to us for. In our early years, when the specialty market for coffee was still quite young, people weren’t accustomed to seeing single origin coffees or being offered the rare...

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