Coffee Review: Chinook by Brûlerie aux quatre vents

If you ask my mom which is her favourite place to visit when she comes to Montreal, she’ll automatically say Atwater Market. It has actually become a little bit of a running gag when we talk to her and her plans to visit, since she would rather spend time there than with us! When she…

Out & About : Le mois du Grilled Cheese au L’Gros Luxe

Novembre, mois gris et habituellement mal-aimé, peut être agrémenté le temps d’un repas dans un des sept restaurants L’Gros Luxe de la province (Montréal, Longueuil, Québec et Victoriaville) qui participent au Mois du Grilled Cheese. Chaque semaine de novembre, les sept emplacements présentent un grilled cheese différent, ce qui donne un grand total de 28…

Coffee Review: Black Cat Classic Espresso by Intelligentsia

Apparently I have something with animal named coffee blends. This is purely by chance, since I’ve been meaning to review this particular blend since April! This April, I tried out, for the firs time, the Black Cat Classic Espresso by Intelligentsia at Leaves Café; and again later this summer at  Hvmans Café. From all the…

Coffee Break: Kaito Coffee @ West Elm

We met Holly and Paul, the dynamic duo behind Kaito Coffee Roasters, earlier this year when we first discovered their coffee at Bref Mtl. Since then, we’ve had the chance to not only visit their roasting facilities in Hudson, Qc., but also collaborate with them for our first ever giveaway. They are absolutely the best:…

Coffee Break: Café Lali

Since the arrival of our little fluff ball Kimchi, we have had very few calm moments to ourselves. Last week, we decided to go out and explore in Pointe-Saint-Charles and St-Henri on a fairly rainy day while leaving the fluff ball at home for some R&R. We rarely every go down that way, and it…

Coffee Break: Testing the Wacaco Nanopresso

Not long ago I reached out to Wacaco to see if we could test out their new Nanopresso, which is a hand-activate espresso machine! I’ve been dying to find good coffee when I’m on campus, since they serve, what I call, dishwater coffee, so this device seemed to be an answer sent from up above….

Coffee Review: Rescue Coffee Co.

Finally the day has come! This coming Tuesday we are heading out to pick up our fur baby! Yes! Marie & I have become fur-moms to an adorable little Cockapoo (cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle) that we’ve named after our two favourite Drag Queens. We’re more than excited to introduce you to…

Out & About: Bref, “C’est du papier!”

Dernièrement, je suis allée me promener dans le Mile End pour visiter ma boutique préférée, Bref Mtl, pour son vernissage de la nouvelle thématique “papier”. Comme on approche tranquillement du temps des fêtes – just saying, mais il reste 84 jours avant Noël – je commence à faire mes listes d’inspiration pour mes cadeaux tout en…

Coffee 101 : Roast Profiles

Last week we discussed the differences between caffeine content in light and dark roasts. Now that you know that no matter which one you choose, you’re still getting that caffeine buzz, we can move on to the roast profiles! Being able to distinguish the main profiles will be beneficial to you, since you can now…

Coffee Break: Espresso Bison

Walking out of the house this morning, I was hoping for a break in the heat, unfortunately, the heat is here to stay… by the time this article publishes, hopefully it cool down enough for me to be able to fall asleep without having five ice packs in bed with me… Yeah, Marie didn’t appreciate…

Coffee Break : Humble Lion

Established in 2012, the Humble Lion is one of the McGill’s student body’s officially unofficial hangout near campus. Currently hidden under scaffolding, you might have a hard time finding it, but once you do, you’ll probably never want to leave. Walking in, you have a couple of tables and seating option by the front window…

Coffee 101 : Light Roast vs. Dark Roast

Our main goal for today was to try and explain which roast, either light or dark, will have the best bang for your buck, aka. the highest caffeine content.