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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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Coffee trends & challenges for independent cafés: The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

Author: Shirley Wong

This is our third post in a series on the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show (Oct 4-5), where we attended as a member of the media. 

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What’s the future of your favourite independent café? A fascinating panel of industry veterans discussed upcoming trends and challenges. This discussion took place in the Be Coffee Up-To-Date seminar as part of The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show.

“And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down.”

-Human League (from “Fascination”)

Coffee drinkers’ habits are changing and with it, independent cafés need to evolve and keep up. That was the message of a panel of industry veterans discussing the biggest coffee trends and challenges in the educational seminar, Be Coffee Up-To-Date, at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show. Continue reading Coffee trends & challenges for independent cafés: The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show