Coffee roasters in Toronto?
New to the city, with a quality-caffeine addiction from years of JJBean in Vancouver and Toi,Moi&Café in Montreal (both thoroughly recommended, by the way: JJB for some of the best coffee and people-watching in Van and TMC for the best coffee and desserts in Mtl).
A search of the archives here turned up a 2005 thread that recommended Ideal Coffee, Balzac's in the Distillery district, and a couple stalls in the St Lawrence(?) market. Any comments on the roasted coffee beans from those shops, or any other recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
There was a thread on coffee beans about a month back but I can't find it now. (probably the CH police removed it to some other obscure board as they have a tendency to )
Some other places that were mentioned are
- Merchants of Green
- Dark City Coffee
and a few others.
Dark City is really fabulous. You can order it over the phone. They roast it day 1 and you get it delivered to your house the next day.
The coffee at Balzacs is excellent! I just got some of their Medium Dark Ethiopian and I find the flavour is just lovely.
Personally I am not a fan of the one at St. Lawrence, I find that it tends to have a burnt flavour to it. Also, I have heard excellent things about Dark City but I personally don't use enough coffee to justify it.