Best Brewed Coffee in Toronto?
I know there's been a lot written on the best cafes/best espresso in the city, but what about straight up brewed coffee. I notice a lof the cafes in the city now don't even do brewed coffee. So I'd love to know where to find the best brewed (non-espresso) coffees in the city. For instance, Balzac's has terrific brewed coffee.
I like the Moon Bean in Kensingon Market though not enough to say it is the "best" I have had in Toronto. I don't get there as much as I like but when I do, it has had reliably good brew and I buy my fresh beans from them for the week.
(I seldom drink espresso but are we doomed to convert with the espresso exclusivity happening?)
I have had so many bad drip coffee's our there, I am coffee-shy and buy beans for grinding and brewing in my Chemex glass drip brewer at home. I brew 90 % of my own coffee now.
The great brewed coffee accessibility is getting me to consider getting a bean roaster unless we hear from some chowhounders... (pretty please!)
I will try Balzac's soon. Looking forward to other poster's flushing out some great drip out there!
I'm definitely more of an espresso/americano drinker myself BUT the one kind of brewed coffee I really like is the one from Merchants of Green Coffee. I've never been to their store but the coffee they serve at the Brickworks Farmer's Market has a really deep, rich flavour - this weekend, I particularly enjoyed it alongside the churros from the churros competition. They roast their own.