Anybody else living on a caffeine drip these days? Whether it’s my morning jolt, my afternoon boost, unseasonably cold weather warm-up or just for the taste you can find me drinking a caffeinated beverage…let’s just call it often. Personally, I gravitate towards coffee and every morning starts with the sound of my programmed coffee maker brewing the first pot. Lately, with stay at home guidelines, I’ve been expanding my palette on a more regular basis and enjoying tea in the afternoon. While I can’t call myself an expert on either and consumption is often a function of habit (or survival) for many of us, there are several businesses in town that are masters of the art of coffee and tea, and for them, it’s all about the experience.
Steve’s Tea Company | 783 Colborne St E | 519-755-0177
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Steve’s Tea Company offers a wide array of high quality loose leaf teas – black, herbal and from all over the world. Steep your favourite flavours in one of their gorgeous teapots and sip it out of one of a selection of mugs. Take your quality tea to-go in a travel mug or treat a friend or loved one with a gift certificate! Steve’s Tea Company is currently limiting to four customers in store at a time.
Personal Service Coffee | 155 Lynden Rd | 519-753-6852
One of 7 locations in Ontario, Personal Service Coffee offers the wide range capable in a larger franchise setting. Get your beans whole, ground or in single serve cups with plenty of options for every coffee preference. More of a tea drinker? They have that, too – bagged, loose leaf and single serve. Flavour your beverage with syrup or pair it with a sweet snack, follow it with a smoothie and clean it all up with one of their tailored cleaning products. While they are open to the public, they also welcome call in orders and prefer debit or credit payment at pick up. Check out their Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates.
Altitude Coffee Roasters | 519-871-5087
New to the scene in 2019, Altitude Coffee Roasters is, “Passionate about doing good locally for a global impact,” something we can get behind here at #BrantfordTogether. Perfectly suited to this stay at home climate, Altitude is all online. The owners believe in producing an organic, sustainable, fairly sourced product, roasted to perfection and shipped or delivered to you in omnidegradable packaging. Place a one-time order or sign up for a monthly subscription.
The Blue Dog Café | 199 Brant Ave | 519-512-0022
While its patrons are missing the cozy café atmosphere, a sentiment we can all appreciate, The Blue Dog Café has swiftly taken to online offerings, with a tidy and user friendly online store. Order in-house coffee beans, loose leaf teas or ciders and while you’re there take a look at their Bundles, which offer a beverage paired with a puzzle or board game.
Healthy Rabbit | 105 Brant Ave | 519-900-2912
Another great option for high quality, Healthy Rabbit is your local go-to for vegetarian and vegan options. Always organic and additive free, you can get your caffeine (or caffeine free) indulgence hot, cold, and in latte form, all with the assurance that it’s 100% plant based.