(Earlier in the year, I entered the CBC Nonfiction Competition. I didn't win, so I am allowed to post my entry here now.) It is Tuesday morning, it is sunny, and we are downtown. We are sitting in Gusto Italiano, at the bottom of the street from our end of campus. Our server carefully hands … Continue reading A hands-on experience
Most of my coffee adventures so far have been in South or Central America, but I've always known that coffee is native to Ethiopia. The worrying lack of genetic diversity in arabica coffee stems from the fact that virtually all the world's crops were cultivated from the same sources in Ethiopia, and then spread via … Continue reading Ethiopian Coffee – reading and roasting.
Local folks may now have heard the news that our market hall is threatened with closure. Centennial Market sprang up nearly three years ago when the Sears Outlet Store closed down. The market manager formed an agreement with the property managers so that the market could exist in the huge empty space while they tried … Continue reading Losing our home?
We have NEWS: we finally decided to say goodbye to our Wheelie coffee cart. I'll admit that I am unlikely to tow it about any more on the bike now that I have a roof and permanent digs at Centennial Markets, and after 5 summers, the poor cart is a little worse for wear anyway. … Continue reading Bye bye bike cart
It has taken me two weeks to get a chance to write this blog - and it's going to be a long one because we had such an amazing time! A long time ago, Wheelie Good Coffee was randomly invited to the Producer and Roaster Forum in Guatemala City. The event was organised in part … Continue reading Coffee Producer and Roaster Forum
I’m sharing Dr. Coffee's Books and Beans' page from the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Your votes could help us win a $30,000 grant! Go to the FedEx site HERE to vote and please share our page! Thanks!
We have moved again! Wheelie Good Coffee now supplies the Beans part of Books and Beans. Same delicious pourover coffee, and the fresh roasted Wheelie Good beans are available in the store too, but now much more space for the books! We are still in Centennial Market, that is, the old Sears outlet building, but … Continue reading Books and Beans has taken over
I posted a huge Thank You to everyone who came down to Centennial Market at the weekend, as we had an exceptionally busy day! Lots of changes have been happening up there, and we're very lucky to have some 'prime real estate' at the market now, right in the middle in our little wooden booth. … Continue reading Looking ahead…
I have a bookstore!! Well, sort of. For a while, I was chatting to the owners of Flip Our Pages, a little book stall on Centennial Market. Sadly, they no longer have the time to run the book business on top of their own full time jobs and looking after their small daughter (oh how … Continue reading Books and Beans combined at last!
YUK. Take a guess at how many coffee cups are discarded in Canada every year? 1.6 BILLION Or over 4.3 million PER DAY. Those 'disposable' coffee cups usually end up in landfill, because, to keep them waterproof, they are lined with plastic. This means that they can't be recycled, and take an age to break … Continue reading 5 new Green Goings On