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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 Aperture Coffee Bar (Riley Park): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Aperture Coffee Bar’s new second location on Main Street in Riley Park shows that sometimes a fresh start is an opportunity waiting to happen. It’s Stop 133 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“So this ain’t the end.”

-Heart (from “Barracuda”)

Aperture Coffee Bar is now on Main St in Riley Park. You heard right: it’s their second location. The friendly barista asks if we’ve been to their first at 243 West Broadway.

We have. Has he worked at the other location? He nods; we clue in. Charming smile materializes. He asks our names introduces himself as Ryul Kwan, Aperture Coffee Bar’s owner.

Continue reading Review of Aperture Coffee Bar (Riley Park): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee