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Jan 17, 2013 06:33 AM

Single Origin Coffee Beans in Toronto

In town for a couple weeks and looking to bring some coffee back with me. Where can I get the best single origin beans in Toronto? Bonus points for downtown, and even more bonus points for something from Nicaragua. Roasted on site would be ideal. Not sure if this exists in Toronto, been away a few years now.

Thanks so much in advance.

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  1. Bathurst and Bloor the south east corner. The names escaping me right now but they have lots of beans sorted by origin. They're green but I believe they will roast them on site. They also have coffee roasters if you want to splurge and do it yourself!

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    1. re: LexiFirefly

      Ah yes I forgot about that place, I will try there and see how it is, I think it is Green beanery or Green Bean cafe or something.

      I have to travel back to Japan after a couple weeks and have no room in my luggage for a roaster nor in my apartment! But I am on the lookout for an Aeropress, if they have that at a good price I will buy one of them.


      Any other suggestions appreciated

    2. Coffee Tree in Bloor West Village roasts on site and they have 14 varieties of single origin beans according to their website - none from Nicaragua though.

      1. My fave for a wide selection, roasting on site, staff with an intimate knowledge of their wares, and high quality beans is now what it's always been: The Everyday Gourmet in the St Lawrence Market. Whenever I've been silly enough to ask what's been roasted that morning, I'm bombarded with a list so long it has me backing away slowly so maybe I can get something else done with my day.

        1. Ezra's Pound at Dupont and Spadina. IMHO it's the best coffee in the city. He has beans from Nicaragua and that stuff is goooood.

          1. One more thing - if you decide to go to Ezra's check ahead and see if he has the Nicaraguan - he can't always get the beans (the growing season is a bit volatile there apparently).