Yes, yes, yes… we know we are a tea room, but we’re not just about tea all the time. Dare we say; we’re big fans of coffee too! In fact we have quite the dedicated following of organic coffee lovers whom frequent our shop for really good coffee! As you can imagine, we always dreamed of offering the best coffee at the cafe, for everybody who wanted something other than tea. After all, coffee is one of Canada’s most favorite beverages (although tea is catching up rather quickly these days!). Oso Negro Organic & Fair-trade Coffee from Nelson. B.C. was able to deliver that gorgeous bold coffee flavour we were after… full bodied, rich, velvety … ahhh, really good coffee!
In 2011, they helped us create our unique house blend – the Venus Sophia blend. The result is a delicious, velvety, firm, and colourful tasting cup of coffee. Our proud creation is medium-dark roast; made with part Central-American beans, and smooth Indonesian beans, representing two of the largest coffee growing regions in the world. Our coffee is 100% certified organic and fairly traded, roasted with love right here in B.C.
We have the sweetest baristas, and they’ll prepare for you a freshly ground cup of coffee at any time. Try our Americanos with exceptional crema, and not too much water, ever. Try our Italian style espresso, cappuccino, mocha, lattes and more!
Other blends** (whole bean) we carry in-house include:
Prince of Darkness – Very dark and loud with a hint of spiciness. Full-bodied Central American, a handful of spicy Ethiopian, and a snicker of crisp, light, Centrals. 100% organic and fairly traded.
Princess of Darkness – Very dark, but sweeter and smoother than the Prince. Full-bodied Colombian Supremo and sweet, yummy Sulawesi. Fairly traded.
Royal Select Decaf – So good it’s hard to believe you’re drinking decaf. Royal Select is decaffeinated through a water process that has the highest possible flavour retention available in decaf beans. Our newest type of decaf.
Pricing: 1lb / $19.50 1/2lb / 10.60
We are currently the only cafe carrying Oso Negro cafe in Victoria, B.C. Drop in-store to pick up your favourite coffee during our opening hours. Give us a call at 250.590.3953 before you come in to check for stock availability. The coffee is a big hit and is usually sold out a few days before our next shipment – you’ve been warned!
** Coffee blend descriptions taken from the Oso Negro website, check them out at www.osonegrocoffee.com