New Moka House at Guildford Mall

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Moka House Coffee has opened its newest location in Guildford Mall.  All of their blends are both fair trade and organic, and the price point is fairly competitive (just over $2.00 for a large cup).  On top of all that, the coffee was brewed to perfection.  Moka House will definitely give the green mermaid a run for her money!

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CBC Nooners

Nooner concert series at CBC Plaza

So, I have not been blogging much.  Probably because I have either been chained to my desk or on the road.  I actually got away from my desk at lunch today, and headed over to the CBC building on Hamilton for their “Nooner” concert series.

Every weekday this summer, they are putting on a free live concert during the lunch hour.  Today, Juno award winning Greg Sczebel and his band played a rousing set.  It was a little rock, a little jazz, and a whole lot of fun!  Sczebel will be touring with Paul Brandt in the very near future.

The best part is that I was able to combine two of my great loves – the CBC AND good coffee!  Adjacent to the CBC’s outdoor stage area is a very quaint JJ Bean cafe, complete with green roof and patio seating.  Talk about a great location!

Wicked Coffee!

Coffee is an institution in Vancouver.  Even in tough economic times, most people can afford this simple luxury.  The gigantic chains – two in particular – seem to be continuously busy.  It’s not that the coffee is fantastic, either.

No, I think that their loyal customer base comes from the fact that the product is consistent.  Nothing is worse than a bad cup of coffee, so why take a chance on an unknown quantity?  Well, one reason is that you may just stumble across a truly remarkable cuppa java.

I stopped into Wicked Café, a trendy little coffee shop at 861 Hornby in downtown Vancouver.  The tag line on their website is “coffee you would sell your soul for”.  Hmmm, I am not sure that I would sell my immortal soul for it, but they do make excellent coffee.  I think it comes down to the fact that they brew each cup individually, so it’s fresh just for you.

Look for future posts on this topic when I find a cup of coffee that is truly blogworthy.  In the meantime, let me know if you know where to go for a more than satisfying caffeine fix.

Aaaaah, coffee...

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