I'm sometimes still in a black coffee or cold brew mood of course, but this winter my go-to is really what I mentioned above! If I'm being perfectly honest, sometimes, on weekends, I spoil myself by adding vanilla syrup to my latte. Now that you know everything, I decided to tell you about my three favorite coffees of the moment!
1- K2 ESPRESSO, JAVA BLEND, HALIFAX, NOVA-SCOTIA
I have tried maybe 1500000000000 different coffees here in Halifax and this one is definitely my favorite. With its notes of strawberries, milk chocolate and roasted Brazil nuts, it is, in my opinion, the perfect blend. The crema on top after the extraction is absolutely stunning. I'm clearly not a coffee connoisseur, more of a wannabe barista, but for what it's worth, I think everyone should try it! I like it in a latte or a single OR double espresso.
2- LA SÈVE, NEKTAR, MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
I'm not a fan of bitter coffee and this blend from Nektar Roaster is definitely perfect on that end! I have never had a bitter extraction. As they say so well on their website, it's an everyday coffee that allows you to start the day pleasantly boosted. It’s not the kind of coffee that makes my heart race 800 miles an hour, making me wonder if it might come out of my chest. This blend is really great in a latte! Its tasting notes are nuts, caramel, chocolate, creamy; YUM! It's also the blend that is available in the Flambette soft morning gift box.
3- BALZAC’S ESPRESSO, STRATFORD, ONTARIO
Inoffensive is the first word that comes to mind. I don't think any coffee roaster dreams of their coffee being called inoffensive, but I mean I could serve it to my mom, who's been a drip and instant coffee fan forever and she wouldn't make a squinty face like Shaina in the second season of Love is Blind. This is the coffee version of your Thursday night red wine, not the one you save for the weekend, but still does the trick. Do you catch my drift? It is also available in a lot of grocery stores, making it also very accessible.
Photo: Julie Faucher Bourgault