cafe culture
coffee

Staling improves?

I have been roasting for only about 15 months now and have never been satisfied with the Brazils. Ashy, ashy and accompanying off-tastes reminiscent of licking an ash tray[don’t ask]. I was just about to give up on these green beans and look for something else to be used as an espresso base. All of […]

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food

CoffeeCrew.Com Micro summit

This just in – Dave A. from Ottawa is coming to Victoria next week on business. Interestingly, I have been working with Dave on the website for 2 years or so and this is our first meeting. Dave has not been to Victoria before so we will be lining up all the best cafes and […]

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tech

Tamping and Distribution

Which is more important ? The man or the machine? If you don’t have a LM GS3 or a Synesso, you have to make do with what you’ve got. The coffeecrew’s opinion is this: You must master technique above all else, otherwise you might as well stick a cup under a spout and push a […]

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news of the wierd

Killing me softly… with coffee

Have you ever wondered how many cups of joe, sips of espresso, cappuccinos or lattes you would have to drink to push you into the beyond? How many saucers of tea it would take to kick the bucket? Click in the link below to get the straight dope on how much java it would take […]

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coffee

The Elysian room – does it get any better?

Elysian room with Dave – who says there are no surprizes any more? Coffeecrew youngster, Dave Reimer, and I went to the Elysian Room (1778 W.5th) today for our first visit. A couple of things: One- This place is smaller and significantly less formal than I was lead to believe. This was a relief to […]

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coffee

The Black Stilt Cafe – Victoria

CoffeeCrew poster-gal April visits the Black Stilt, Victoria’s new cafe. – “Have you reviewed the Black Stilt yet? I think you should write up a good review for them on your web site. It’s a welcome addition to the options in my neighbourhood. The coffee is great. So far I’ve enjoyed the regular dark roast […]

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Canadiana

Glenn visits EveryDay Gourmet Coffee

Glenn visits EveryDay Gourmet or did he?! It is reported that the mysterious glenn. s made a surprise and unannounced visit to Sara at Everyday Gourmet Coffee at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto on the weekend. Although glenn s. (is this his real name?) has been a regular contributor to coffeecrew he has actually […]

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Canadiana

Moziro Coffee Roasters – Shawnigan Lake

Jenn and Jake are the next generation of coffee and confection professionals for the 21st century. Their shop is located near the heart of Shawnigan Lake village, on Dundas road, in an attractive new lavender colored building that also houses a cafe, a diner and a ladies shoe and bag shop. My wife and I […]

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Canadiana
food

Tofino – Pasticceria Conradi

New food spot in Tofino – Pasticceria Conradi : Heading into downtown Tofino? Turn left at the 4-way (there is only one, maybe two 4-way stops). You see The Common Loaf bakery on the left? Yes? Well keep going there little sister, because on the other side of the side street is a new Bakery-Trattoria-Pizzaria […]

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