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Review of Caffè Di Beppe: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Caffè Di Beppe in Gastown is a new café with an Italian authenticity that will transport you to another time. It’s Stop 139 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Make the rules.”

-Prince (from “Cream”)

Caffè Di Beppe, Gastown’s stylish, lush new coffee shop just opened at the right time. January is the time to map plans, bloom ideas, imagine beginnings. Indeed, your first resolution of 2018 should be to come here.

Part the curtains, because it all starts with that outgoing barista behind the espresso machine. He sports a plain white tee and comes forward to take our order. Continue reading Review of Caffè Di Beppe: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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What separates the newly rejuvenated Agro Roasters from its peers? Simply the gold standard in coffee: Dusty, one of the owners, is a licensed Q-grader. We’re in Strathcona on Stop 77 in our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Kept me wondering.”

-Lenny Kravitz (from “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”)

If you’ve visited Agro Roasters before, you won’t recognize it now. Even for us, on Stop 77 of our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee, we’re doing a serious double-take.

About a year ago, we reviewed this Strathcona café which had a lot of good things going for it, mainly in that was a local roaster with excellent coffee. (At the time, Mike commented that they made the best Mexican coffee he’s ever had.) Continue reading Review of Agro Roasters: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee