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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Kitsilano’s independent Aroma Coffee has renovated and returned under a new name. It’s Stop 118 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Now I’ve got you in my sights.”

-Eric Carmen (from “Hungry Eyes”)

Kitsilano’s Aroma Coffee just launched a new look – probably after taking a deep breath. You see, the Vancouver coffee world can be pretty scathing, as these guys have surely reflected, after suffering some brutal online reviews.

To be fair, bruising comments were made about this café under another life. They were talking about a coffee shop under a different moniker (Sweet ‘n Aromatic Coffee) and different management – long before Aroma Coffee’s soft re-opening in January.
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Return of the Reverse Black: Americano Strikes Back

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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In honour of today’s movie launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we bring back one of our own epic coffee battles. And we’re counting on the force of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters’ seasonal Christmas Reserve to get us through.

“Never tell me the odds.”

-Han Solo (from the film, “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”)

In The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader duels with Luke Skywalker, his lightsaber finally slicing off Luke’s arm. A sobbing, traumatized Luke – whom I suspect has issues with managing confrontation – is sent spiralling down a big hole (literally and psychologically). Continue reading Return of the Reverse Black: Americano Strikes Back