brunch with @melissakoruns today at @earlybirdbrew 😍 she had the avocado toast & an americano, and I had their eggs benedict (with beet benedict sauce!!) & their pour over coffee - good food & good company 😘
Yesterday we visited Black Bear Espresso on Carlton. They brew coffee from Toronto's Pilot Coffee Roasters.
The manager, Adam and the Barista at cash, immideatly greeted me and my Boyfriend upon crossing the threshold. Adams love & passion for coffee was evident right away, and it only increased when he started making my espresso.
I was incredibly pleased to see him repull the shot, until he got it right. He simply wouldn't let the shot go out, until it was perfect.
The Spro was lovely. I believe Adam was serving Pilot Coffee Roasters, Heritage Blend. It's big-bodied, and a bit complex, with a medium acidity. I liked the fruity sweetness upfront, with a nice balance between its almost swiss chocolate, and nuttiness.
ALL ABOUT THE COFFEE:
PRODUCERS: Diogo Dias
REGION: De Grama Valley
VARIETAL: Yellow Bourbon
The interior of the café is stunning, with its wood accents, beautiful Edison bulb Chandelier over the bar, La Marzocco, Linea AV, and Mazzer Grinder.
Warm, welcoming, with a great human connection. Thanks Adam, we'll be back.
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🗣 go check out Toronto's only chai cafe, Elchi Chai Shop! I got to work with them again by illustrating and designing large prints for their cafe. They've been one of my best clients to date ❤️ I'm really happy with how my designs turned out alhamdulillah. Check out my photos and progress work through this IG gallery! Zoom in to get a look at the details 🔍