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As the title says I am looking for a coffee store,shop in the downtown area that roasts coffee daily or every other day,and has the date of when they roasted it on their package and have a variety of espresso roasts.

Thank you in advance for the replies.

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  1. The only places anywhere near downtown that I know roast on-site (or near-site, anyway) are the Green Beanery (www.greenbeanery.ca) and Te Aro Roasted (www.te-aro.ca).

    A most excellent alternative is the relatively new Social Coffee Company (www.socialcoffeecompany.com) in Richmond Hill. They ship the day of roast and I generally get my order within a day or two (shipping to Toronto). Shipping is free over $20.

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    Green Beanery
    565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

    Te Aro
    983 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K2, CA

    1. I'm hesitant to recommend the Green Beanery - their beans were great for a while, but my last batch over the summer was badly roasted.

      T.A.N. on Queen West also roasts on site, but I have never bought their beans. Some of their brewed coffees are fantastic, but I can't comment on their espresso.

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      Green Beanery
      565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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      1. re: Wahooty

        Because of the dearth of freshly roasted coffee in Toronto I ended up buying my own Behmor drum roaster for $300 USD (and got 8 lbs of green coffee included for that). I can roast 1 lb at a time to as dark or light as I want, but typically I roast 1/2 lb which is what I use in 5 days (the time at which roasted coffee starts to go stale).

        It's been 3 mos now and I have not looked back.

      2. Thank for the replies, I will definitely check out Te Aro and T.A.N, since they are the closest

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        Te Aro
        983 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K2, CA

        1. Balzacs in the Distillery roasts their own.

          1. Full of Beans on Dundas, between Dufferin and Dovercourt. They roast every day. The roaster is right in front of the shop and does 1lb at a time (there are 5 of them). Just recently opened.

            1. Cofeeholic at Eglinton and Bathurst. Roasts there own beans daily in a big hopper at the back. Lovely Korean owners, very serious about their coffee. They've got the civet cat coffee if that interests anyone.

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              1. re: haggisdragon

                A second to the rave for Coffeeholic. Excellent quality, very nice owners.

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                Coffeeholic
                922 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C2C2, CA

                1. re: haggisdragon

                  The coffee is roasted in small batches and is only kpet for a few days. They pack the coffee, either ground or whole, in proper sealed bags to preserve the freshness. The owners are wonderful and sweet, and take great pride in their product. Parking is easy. You owe it to yourself to give it a try.

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                  Coffeeholic
                  922 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C2C2, CA

                2. Roasters at the St Lawrence Market also roasts their own beans daily.

                  1. Someone who works with me mentioned that just because some stores roast their own coffee beans does not mean they know how to roast the beans properly to bring out their full flavors.

                    How do I know if they know how to roast?

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                    1. re: catmanchu

                      You should taste their coffee and trust your own tastebuds.

                    2. Coffee Tree in Bloor West Village roasts daily, judging by the smell! Around Bloor W and Jane.

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                      Coffee Tree
                      2412 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S1P9, CA

                      1. Merchants of Green Coffee (Queen, just east of DVP) does exactly what you're looking for. They also have a few courses to help you better understand the different types of coffees and their roasts.

                        http://www.merchantsofgreencoffee.com

                        I have also bought fresh roasted beans from a shop on the ground floor of St. Lawrence Market. I forget their name and sometimes it's tough to get a direct answer from them about when the beans were roasted.

                        Like someone suggested earlier, you may want to try roasting your own beans. I've been doing this for four years and it's cheap, easy, and very easy to customize the coffee to your tastes. I recently replaced my roaster with the Fresh Roast SR-300 and it does everything I need and is only $109. I bought that and my beans from Green Beanery. If you know the beans you're looking for, then you can't beat buying a couple of 20 pound bags once a year.

                        http://www.greenbeanery.ca

                        Hope this helps.

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                        St. Lawrence Market
                        92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

                        Green Beanery
                        565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                        1. I buy Merchants of Green Coffee every weekend at the Brickworks, they also sell their coffee at the Stop farmers market, and Fiesta Farms - each with their own blends.

                          I love the flavour of the coffee and that it is roasted the day I buy it or the day before. The date is printed on the package and they recommend using it within the week.

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                          Fiesta Farms
                          200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

                          1. I am not a coffee expert, but my friend always raves about Balzacs. I've enjoyed a mocha at Te Aro - quite a strong roast. And Coffee Tree roasts daily, but I don't know anyone who has tried it so I can't vouch for their quality. Good luck with your search!

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                            Coffee Tree
                            2412 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S1P9, CA

                            Te Aro
                            983 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K2, CA

                            1. Of course the other option if you are looking specifically for beans is Dark City Coffee.

                              I have been using them for a while. Essentially you order over the phone and it is delivered to you by courier either the next day or the day after depending on when you order it. It isn't roasted until you order it so it is always delivered to you basically the day after it is roasted.

                              They are just in Toronto and the quality is phenomenal! Tons of selection and the guy there is really nice and knowledgeable - http://darkcitycoffee.com/