Coffee Lover: Dawn Ayer


 Darryl at work

Coffee has been the fuel for artists and writers for centuries. So it's not a surprise to us that artist and writer Dawn is a huge coffee lover. 

NAME:  Dawn Ayer

Where do you live? Toronto & Prince Edward County, Ontario

Years as a coffee drinker?  30+

What's your coffee style? 

bold & dark & black

What do you love about coffee?

The aroma of freshly ground beans, the warmth, comfort and complexity of a simple cup of perfectly brewed black coffee. I love how a good cup of coffee kick starts my day and puts me in my comfort zone each morning.

What's the most memorable coffee you've ever had?  

Together with George Brown culinary school students, I toured the Lavazza coffee factory in Turin, Italy. After an incredible coffee cupping (tasting) with Lavazza professionals, I had the pleasure of enjoying a meal in their lovely employee cafeteria. The espresso served after lunch is the most memorable I’ve had to date.
— (what an amazing experience, Dawn! Espresso was invented in Italy and many people think of Italy as the mecca of the coffee industry)
 Dawn at the Sparkplug Coffee table when we met - Underpass Park, Toronto, summer 2017

Dawn at the Sparkplug Coffee table when we met - Underpass Park, Toronto, summer 2017

How do you make your coffee?

Burr grinder and an automatic coffee maker designed for cone-shaped filters. I also just purchased an old-school, manual, cone-drip brewer that I’m hoping will make the perfect single cup.

I like to keep things simple. In my humble opinion, a simple cup of black coffee is the best way to fully experience perfectly roasted beans. Kara has a real knack for brewing up delicious blends.
— Dawn's secret to great coffee.

What's a favourite place to go out for coffee? Balzac’s in the Distillery (Toronto), Vic Café on Main St, Picton & The General on Main St, Wellington (Prince Edward County)

And what's your usual order? Skim milk latte, extra hot.

How did you first hear about Sparkplug Coffee?  At the Underpass Park Farmers Market in Corktown, Toronto

What do you love about Sparkplug Coffee? (We just met) I'm looking forward to finding out!

 Check out Dawn's website to learn about her communications services and her very cool art!

Check out Dawn's website to learn about her communications services and her very cool art!

Is there anything you'd like to spread the word about?  There’s so much to see, do and, most importantly, savour in Prince Edward County. Follow my travels here: dawnayer.com

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