‘Sounds like Coffee’ Sounds Good

Sounds Like Coffee Bulletin Board, originally uploaded by andai. Sounds like Coffee is a small interesting coffee shop I checked out yesterday morning. I had seen the shop a couple of days earlier and had planned to visit the place on my last morning in Victoria. The first thing I noticed about the place was…

Dolce Vita Coffee Art… Well Not Quite

Dolce Vita Coffee Art, originally uploaded by andai. Updated to change the tone of the language… I was on my way back from having high tea at the White Heather Tea Room when I drove by Dolce Vita Coffee Art. Even though I had drunk quite a bit of caffeine today, I decided to stop…

Salt Spring Coffee Company Stands Out

Salt Spring Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by andai. This past Sunday, while I was on my way to Victoria BC I was hanging out at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal waiting for the next ferry to come in so I popped into the Tsawwassen Quay Market complex area. There I discovered Sea Spring Coffee kiosk. The…

Super Alert and All Caffeined Out

I am sitting here completely alert and buzzing after having drunk more than my daily share of caffeine for the day. It started out with breakfast where I had, in addition to my breakfast, a good cup of English breakfast tea. From there, my wife and I went downtown Victoria to a Japanese restaurant called…

Super Alert and All Caffeined Out

Coffee at the Murchies Tea Salon, originally uploaded by andai. I am sitting here completely alert and buzzing after having drunk more than my daily share of caffeine for the day. It started out with breakfast where I had, in addition to my breakfast, a good cup of English breakfast tea. From there, my wife…

Serious Coffee in Victoria BC

Serious Coffee Sign, originally uploaded by andai. I stopped by Serious Coffee this morning to get a latte while en route to Butchart Gardens. I remember seeing their sign the night before as we were coming into Victoria BC and at that time I was a little skeptical. My feeling was that a coffee shop…

The Children of Torrefazione

Torrefazione Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. One of the best business decisions Starbucks made a couple of years back was to buy Torrefazione, Seattle’s gourmet coffee chain. Right after this, the company then turned around and made one of the worst business moves… shutting down the Torrefazione stores. I was not excited when I heard…

The Essential Espresso

Essential Bakery Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by andai. The Essential Bakery store on Madison is one of the coffee shops I tend to frequent. In part because it is on my way to work so this turns out to be rather convenient. I am not implying that the coffee is not great and the only…

The Lighter Side of Life…

As the song that goes, always look on the bright side of life… I feel like this blog is becoming such a ‘debbie downer’… I think its about time that I started doing posts what were a little light hearted and uplifting…

Ballard’s Sip & Ship

Mail, Shipping and Coffee…, originally uploaded by andai. Ballard Mail & Dispatch (located at 1752 NW Market St) also known as Sip & Ship is a fun place! Where else can you get your 100% fair trade latte while shipping your packages or picking up some stationary? I don’t normally hang out in Ballard but…

Arosa Coffee and Golden Waffles

Arosa Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. Arosa coffee is located down the street from where I live, right on Madison. I was told about this place by a work mate would swear by their waffles. Supposedly they are known for having some pretty awesome waffles, but me not really being a waffle sort of a…

Dilettante’s Hot Chocolate… Ready to take off!

Dilettante’s Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by andai. Ahhh yes… who doesn’t like Hot Chocolate! When done right, it makes for a wonderful refreshing drink. But when done wrong, can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Whenever I am at SeaTac airport, especially in the morning, I will go to the Dilettante espresso stand to…