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Review of Alchemy Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Alchemy Coffee in North Van is launching a coffee program that hopes to compete against Vancouver coffee shops. It’s Stop 141 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Tryin’ to stay hip.”

-Billy Idol (from “Eyes Without A Face”)

The new Alchemy Coffee is in a part of North Van that’s very familiar. Just across the street, I used to exhibit and rent out my paintings for years at this beautiful little art gallery. For some reason, days that I was scheduled to drop off art were always pouring rain. That meant I would carefully wrap my canvases in a tarp, then hurriedly dodge traffic to cross busy Lonsdale Ave. Continue reading Review of Alchemy Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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