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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Pacific Coffee Roasters’ new flagship location is at downtown’s Vancouver Public Library. It’s Stop 115 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“But I can’t speed up the time.”

-Guns N’ Roses (from “Patience”)

The opening of Pacific Coffee Roasters in downtown Vancouver, at the end of April, has been quiet. But my I-spy-coffee-eye happened to spot them, shyly tucked in the spiraling shadow of the central Vancouver Public Library. If you’re in the area bordering Yaletown-downtown, their new flagship café is at Robson and Homer St.

Although their name is unfamiliar to most, Pacific Coffee Roasters’ philosophy stands apart from many roasters. Their philanthropic approach to business is what they call an Earth Alliance program: meaning, a portion of every purchase you make goes toward two local causes close to their heart.
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Review of Black Milk Water: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Black Milk Water is the latest cafe opening in Koreatown, Burnaby’s hub for a young and unique coffee scene. It’s Stop 113 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Situation is serious.”

-Bell Biv DeVoe (from “Poison”)

Black Milk Water café greets us with the recognizable hook of 90s R&B. Another familiar element? Black Milk Water’s neighbourhood, which lies along the Burnaby-Coquitlam border.

This North Road hub, known as Koreatown, is worth some exploration. In recent years, it’s become a convenient stop for several popular and unique independents like Standing Egg Coffee and Coffee Monster. Continue reading Review of Black Milk Water: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee