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!
My fave spots to buy beans for home brewed coffee are Te Aro, Balzac's and iDeal coffee. I've had good coffee, both brewed and espresso-based, at all of them. The common thread? All roast their own beans.
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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.