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BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: AUTUMN MEDINA

BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: AUTUMN MEDINA

Barista Spotlight was born out of the need to give baristas a platform to share their stories and recognize their often overlooked hard work. Our aim is to amplify the voices of marginalized baristas including but not limited to Black and Indigenous people, LGBTQ+, as well as Persons with Disabilities. For the month of September, we shine the light on Autumn Medina from Monogram Coffee.

Tell us the story of how your relationship with specialty coffee began.
I worked for the big siren chain and I thought I knew a lot haha. Five years into it, I felt a hunger to learn more about coffee after exploring other cafés.
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BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: TIM DEVRIES

BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: TIM DEVRIES

When we launched Barista Spotlight last month, we asked you to nominate some of your favourite baristas who deserve to be celebrated. This initiative was born out of the need to give baristas a platform to share their stories and recognize...

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How To: Catnip Tea!

How To: Catnip Tea!

It’s International Cat Day and we want to make sure your kitty is getting the recognition they deserve. That’s why we’ve created a recipe for the perfect summer treat, catnip iced tea!   Catnip tea is a safe and refreshing...

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We revisit an old fave, The Clever Coffee Dripper

We revisit an old fave, The Clever Coffee Dripper

Almost 5 months to the day since the first Covid-19 case hit Canadian shores in B.C., we’ve seen a lot of change in coffee habits. Last Sunday, The Toronto Sun reported, “Pre-pandemic, 91% of Canadians regularly consumed coffee purchased outside...

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BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: DANIELLE PITTERMAN

BARISTA SPOTLIGHT: DANIELLE PITTERMAN

Eight Ounce Coffee is putting the spotlight on marginalized baristas to amplify their voices and recognize their often overlooked hard work. Great baristas power cafés and the communities they serve with a mastery of their craft, excitement to keep learning, and...

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Don't Buy The New April Brewer Pour Over Kit!

Don't Buy The New April Brewer Pour Over Kit!

Don’t buy the new April Brewer Pour-Over Kit. Just don’t. Unless you are, like me, willing to become even more obsessed with making filter coffee at home. If you are wanting to take the next steps down the coffee rabbit...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

​In light of the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the many Black lives lost as a result of police brutality, we refuse to remain complacent. It is our responsibility to use our platform to not speak on behalf of, but...

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