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Review of Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Surrey’s Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters is the newest kid on the block with a different café concept. It’s Stop 135 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“It’s time to begin, isn’t it?”

-Imagine Dragons (from “It’s Time”)

Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters co-owner Karen Lopez is not like everyone you meet. In fact, when she asks us where we parked, she’s immediately concerned our car is at risk of getting towed.

To our surprise, she immediately insists we take her own spot in front of South Surrey’s newest coffee shop. Continue reading Review of Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Connected Minds Café & Roastery: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Connected Minds Café & Roastery is more than a little hole-in-the-wall coffee destination. It’s Stop 120 of our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“I wipe the spots off of the mirror.”

-Jewel (“You Were Meant For Me”)

Sunday morning at Connected Minds Café & Roastery, we think we’ve dropped by someone’s home. And surprised them in the middle of their housework. That’s because mid-sip of our coffee, we’re interrupted by the loud roar of a vacuum.

Glance sideways, owner Lynn Hearn has hauled out a shop vac. With quick movements and efficient maneuvering, she directs the suction at some stray coffee grounds around their in-house roaster. Minutes later, she’s done and we hear the wheels on the vacuum roll away. Continue reading Review of Connected Minds Café & Roastery: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee