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Love Potion will warm the heart of all coffee lovers

Love Potion will warm the heart of all coffee lovers

Love Potion is the perfect brew for coffee lovers

Love Potion. Grown in the Peruvian Andes. Roasted and blended with love in Toronto. You’ll love it whether made as a filter coffee or espresso. Share it with other coffee lovers for maximum enjoyment.

French Press: Brew With The Best

French Press: Brew With The Best

Keep Calm & Press On

French press is beloved because it can make a delicious, rich, full-bodied, wonderful coffee.

It can also be bitter, full of sediment or sour, if not done well. But with these tips, every pot you press will be delicious! Read on, coffee lover…

Pour Over Coffee: Brew With The Best

Pour Over Coffee: Brew With The Best

Rules of Thumb for an Amazing Pour Over

Why do we love the pour over coffee method?

1. it's really easy and quick

2. you can pretty much guarantee a good cup of coffee every time

IF you're looking to brew with the best, we have a few rules of thumb to share. Not only will your coffee breaks be better, but you can show these tips to your friends and prove your coffee cred. 😉

Check out this video and make sure you have your tools ready so you can brew-it-yourself along with Christina!

Fresh? Or Not?!

Fresh? Or Not?!

Fresh… or not? How to tell?

When you’re buying coffee – or wondering if that bag of beans you’ve found in the back of the cupboard is still any good – there are a couple ways you can figure out if it’s fresh or not even before you taste it.

Read on to find out how to tell if your coffee is FRESH… or NOT.