Tag: coffee

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Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend and Life’s Intersections

When Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend asked me to think about what role coffee has played in the important “intersections” in my life, I went on a very pleasant trip down memory lane. The fact is, coffee has been a constant and supporting player in my life; it has been one of constant constants in my life. One […]

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New Westminster’s Old Crow Coffee Co

Do you know why the hipster burned his lip while drinking coffee? Because he drank it before it was cool.  Speaking of hipsters, the Old Crow Coffee Company looks like an atypical hipster enterprise.  After all, who, other than some hipsters would open a coffee shop on a one-way back street in New Westminster and […]

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Starbucks Caramelized Honey Latte

I received an email letting me know that the Wizards in the Starbucks lab had created a new drink – caramelized honey latte – and that I should try it. In fact if I did try it, they would give me three bonus stars on my Starbucks card. Who can resist bonus stars? So I […]

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A Burnaby Starbucks Closes

It is not often that you see an independent coffee shop stay open and the Starbucks across the street from it close up shop. However, that is exactly what happened on the corner of 10th Ave and 6th St along the Burnaby, New West border. The Starbucks has closed and the independent coffee/sandwich shop is […]

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Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop – Burnaby

This morning, rather than crossing the street to go to my usual big chain coffee shop I took a chance on an independent coffee/sandwich shop. It was a good choice. The owner/operator of Raw Cuts Sandwich Shop welcomed me to the cafe and explained the breakfast menu, answered my questions about his business and prepared […]

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Coffee Choices

I am one of those people who simply loves Starbucks coffee. Being a coffee-purist, I enjoy my coffee hot and black. At home we brew our coffee in a bodum, sometimes known as a French Press. This provides the most pure coffee flavour and also helps me limit my coffee to a mug and a […]

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Buy Me A Coffee?

You may notice that to the right of this post there is now a thingy that says, “Buy me a coffee?” with the donation amount set at $1.96. What is this? The price of a tall dark coffee at my favourite shop. If you decide to click the button that says “Donate” a PayPal page will open […]

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Cora for Breakfast Falls Flat

A friend from Steveston told me about his favourite breakfast restaurant, Cora. He loves the place so I thought, me being the lover of anything breakfast, I better give it a try. I have to admit I was seriously under-whelmed. Seriously. Yes, the service was great; fast and friendly and they have free wireless available […]

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A Day in Juneau Alaska

We are currently docked in Juneau, Alaska although my body does not yet understand that it is not actually on a ship. The first shop I walked into I had to ask the woman at the cash if the building was still moving. She replied that in fact as a public service they put their […]

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Starbucks Special Morning Offer

A sort of public service announcement today for my coffee loving friends; Starbucks is offering a Grande cup of coffee for the price of a Tall cup of coffee from now until September 5th. This offer only applies if you are in the store before 11am. After that, it is full price. And for the […]