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

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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Modus Coffee in Mount Pleasant signifies the arrival of specialty coffee from a micro roaster that’s determined to be approachable. It’s Stop 138 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Hang the sign upon the door.”

-The System (from “Don’t Disturb This Groove”)

Modus Coffee opened a few weeks ago in Mount Pleasant – a feat that did not get accomplished overnight. After other possible locations fell through, young owners Sharif and Jessica persisted before finally landing their current location at West Broadway and Manitoba. Continue reading Review of Modus Coffee: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of Handworks Coffee Studio: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The new Handworks Coffee Studio in Burnaby will make you feel like you’ve entered a time warp. It’s Stop 122 in our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“You’re plugging into me.”

-Serena Ryder (from “Electric Love”)

At the new Handworks Coffee Studio this hazy summer day, we drowsily sip our hot drinks, listen to music. We watch the owners’ little girl peer at us curiously, eyes dark under heavy bangs on a bowl-cut. She darts under chairs, tables, making her own game of hide-and-seek.

Suddenly, Mike’s finger points to an old gramophone on a shelf. I hear him say in surprise: “Is music coming from that?”

Despite appearances, it’s not a vintage item rescued from a garage sale. A modern invention, called a Bluetooth Gramophone, actually uses wireless technology. Only deceptively fashioned to look like something snatched from a bygone era.  Continue reading Review of Handworks Coffee Studio: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee