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What Do Food Nerds Want for Christmas?

by Mette-Marie Hansen 12.01.2011

I will answer this question for you very soon. For the first time in my life, the pros of actually writing for something like a food blog manifested in some nice PR people offering me the opportunity to test the Nespresso Latissima machine at home for a couple of weeks. As I taste and research […]

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Climate Change Challenging Specialty Coffee

by Mette-Marie Hansen 10.19.2011

(Images by: Mette-Marie Hansen) Our climate is changing. This might not be shocking news to you over your morning coffee, but as a coffee buyer, I get to meet farmers and producers who are facing the difficulties of a changing climate year round. It is the small business’ job to rant about the big guys, […]

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Coffee In Restaurants

by Mette-Marie Hansen 10.06.2011

I eat out a lot – dinner, desserts, wine, cocktails, coffee. Unfortunately, if I do have a cup of coffee after dinner when I eat out, I am most often disappointed. I can handle the 10pm caffeine infusion, as much as I can handle the wine or booze–it is most often the preparation or lack […]

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Coffee Certifications

by Mette-Marie Hansen 09.19.2011

“Is Your Coffee Fair Trade and Sustainable and Organic?” I just got this question from a concerned consumer, and she was raising valid questions about well known certifications and buzz-words. The question is simple, and doesn’t require more than a yes-or-no, but as much as I love coffee, I love the opportunity to discuss and […]

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“Revolver Coffee” Opens on Cambie Street in Gastown

by Mette-Marie Hansen 09.02.2011

Perhaps no one in the Giannakos family thought they would end up with a state-of-the-art coffee shop in downtown Vancouver when they opened Cafe Crema in West Vancouver back in December 2006. But this weekend, Revolver Coffee is set to open on 325 Cambie Street in Gastown after many months of build-out. The design is […]

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