Bay and Bloor Coffee Beans
Having missed once in the past, I finally got around to trying coffee beans from Whole Foods again. Wow. I was there about 10am today (Saturday) and got a small bag of their fair-trade, organic, "Great Lakes Blend" that was still hot from being roasted. It was still warm when I got it home and ground it. These beans made the sweetest cup of coffee I have had in a long time. Try it!
I'm glad to have had a success here. I used to buy coffee in Kensington, but since having moved it just isn't practical anymore (I like to buy only a few days worth at a time and now live 40 minutes walk from the market).
Am I missing another source in the Bay and Bloor area?
I buy a brand of fair trade coffee called Just Us!, and I adore their Italian roast. I purchase 5-pound bags of beans ($58.99) at Qi Natural Foods on Eglinton West. Smaller-sized bags are available, and I've seen them at the Big Carrot. Just Us! is a Canadian-owned, co-op coffee roasting company.
I tried Pusateri's once. They had some pre-packaged crap for way too much money, and that was all (that I could find... and good luck getting help there).
Thanks for the tip, fD - I will definitely check it out (I can't believe I didn't know about this place... I used to walk by there at least once a week).