There are lots of places to sip a cup, enjoy a cozy corner, or spot outside people watching with the backdrop of our historic views. Almost makes you wish you could travel – let your coffee cup be that vessel. Tour incredible coffee curation from across the world available in our Sparks Street cafes. Where did your coffee come from? These are just a few picks from the international coffee profiles of Sparks Street! Is your mug ready? Let’s go on a (caffeinated) adventure!
Bridgehead 96 Sparks Street Light: Darn Tasty Decaf Origin: Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru, Waterpressed in Veracruz, Mexico Profile: Water processed for decaffeinated delight. Plenty of cocoa and caramel aromas arising from full medium roasting with soft dried fruit character. Creamy and smooth.
Medium: Centro House Origin: Planadas, Tolima, Colombia and San Jose des Lourdes, Cajamarca, Peru Profile: As a Full Medium this coffee has a slight sweetness and acidity and just a hint of bitters, making for a very well rounded and satisfying cup. The blend is designed to highlight a range of flavours typical of washed coffees from medium to high altitudes. Creamy, smooth and round. Caramels, nuts, cacao, vanilla.
Medium: Bytown Boom Origin: Las Capucas, Copan, Honduras Profile: A classic dark profile with a strong, smooth & robust character, located in the mid range of dark roasting, this coffee offers a moderate intensity of bitters giving the cup ample bite without dominating the profile. Classic dark roast aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate malt and smoke. Creamy, full and round dark chocolate, chocolate malt and smoke.
Dark: Log Driver Espresso Origin: Planadas, Tolima, Colombia and San Jose des Lourdes, Cajamarca, Peru Profile: Hardworking and nimble with ample cocoa and caramel flavour, well ripened, mid to high altitude washed coffees in this blend bring it a pure and delicious flavour of gentle roast carmelization, yielding a strong aroma rememiscent of cocoa and dark caramel sure to satisfy on its own or with dairy. Syrupy, smooth and round
More for your cup: https://www.bridgehead.ca/
Le Moulin de Province 30 Metcalfe Street
Medium: Happy Goat Colombia Popayán Origin: Popayán, Colombia Profile: Light tasting, fully washed, Chocolate / Floral Acidity / Good Sweetness
Dark: Happy Goat Brazilian Peaberry Dark Origin: Directly Sourced Vereda Bahia, Brazil Profile: Dark Chocolate / Nutty / Slightly Fruity / Smooth / Sweet This cup is smooth and creamy, with good body and sweetness. Medium acidity, amazing aroma.
Dark: Happy Goat Ethiopian Guji Espresso Origin: Single Origin Espresso, Oromia Region, Guji Ethiopia Profile: Spicy / Nutty / Lemon A "trendy" espresso with the focus on flavour and acidity, this bean from the Ethiopian highlands is characterized by sweetness and a good body. A flavourful espresso with medium crema.
More for your cup: http://moulindeprovencekd.ca
Little Victories Coffee Roasters 48 Elgin Street (OPENING SOON!)
Light: Sunshine Origin: Lake Atitlán, San Antonio,and San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá Profile: bright and sweet, with a clean mouth feel, syrupy finish and is a very easy drinking.two-component coffee blend changes seasonally to ensure freshness of the green beans involved
Medium: Colombia Frank Torres Origin: La Pradera, Nariño, Southern Colombia Frank Torres inherited father’s farm, continues the legacy. He supervises the picking of only ripe cherries, and then ensures that the cherries are carefully sorted before pulping. This is then where the fermentation process begins, leaving the cherries for 24hrs and carefully making sure the temperature never rises about 25 degrees celsius. From there, he de-pulps and leaves the coffee to ferment in pickle barrels for 25-30hrs. When the Ph reaches 4 and the brixometer reaches 9 degrees brix, he washes the coffee and then makes sure it is dried in the shade. Profile: passionfruit, lavender jam, honey
Dark: 7/10 Split Espresso Origin: Brazil & Guatamala Profile: Smooth and sweet with creamy mouthfeel, delicate flavours of fruit and sage pop off your tongue, with a mesmerizing raw cacao finish
More for your cup: https://www.lvcoffee.ca/
Starbucks 131 Queen Street & 100 Kent Street Light: True North Blend Origin: Latin America Profile: Roasting this blend of specially chosen Latin American beans for a shorter time allows the delicate nuances of soft cocoa and lightly toasted nuts to blossom. High-quality 100% Arabica beans. Light and gentle. This Blend is unique to Canada.
Medium: Pike Place Roast Origin: Latin America Profile: Number one requested, created 2008 by master blenders, it’s a smooth, well-rounded blend of Latin American coffees with subtly rich flavours of chocolate and toasted nuts.
Dark: Caffe Verona Origin: Latin America Profile: A passion for the culinary romance of Italy inspired this seductive, full-bodied blend of Latin American and Asia/Pacific coffees, with Italian Roast added for depth. It’s rich and well-balanced with a dark cocoa texture and a roasty sweetness. Made with the same high-quality 100% arabica beans
More for your cup: https://www.starbucks.ca/
Timothy’s World Coffee 240 Sparks Street
Light: Breakfast Blend Origin: Costa Rica & Guatamala Profile: A subtle blend with a smooth, easy going flavour. Sweet, aromatic Costa Rican beans blended with smoky Guatemalan coffee beans make this a perfect solution in the morning.
Medium: Colombian La Vereda Origin: Caldas, Columbia Profile: intense fragrance and flavor combining exotic floral notes with balanced body and acidity. La Vereda’s distinctive, fruity, and citric overtones can be tasted in every cup. A portion of the sales of La Vereda are donated back to the native coffee growing community in Caldas to support education for both coffee growers and their children.
Dark: Kenya Noir Origin: Nyeri, Kenya Profile: the sharpness of Kenyan is given a dark roasted edge that makes this coffee another favourite of European coffee connoisseurs. It is beautifully dark and sweet with a full-mouth feel. Great either black or with milk
More for your cup: https://timothyscafes.com
Other places to stamp your coffee passport:
Presse Café 181 Queen Street A neat location right in the heart of CBC Studios, sip an Americanos made with their Opera specialty blend. Light: Veloute Origin: Arabica Profile: This delicate filter house blend offers all the flavor of good coffee. Low in acidity, slightly full-bodied and without aftertaste, it is ideal for your morning tastings.
More for your cup: http://www.pressecafe.com/en/
Tim Hortons 200 Sparks Street Why? a Canadian go-to, and one of the most requested “Where Can I find?” locations from our international tourists!
More for your cup: https://www.timhortons.ca/