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For 20 years and since the Spring of 1995, Canada's original online resource for all things coffee and espresso, brewing methods, best practices, equipment reviews, consumer reports and more!
Since the mid-90's we have proudly served the coffee lovers of the World and make it our quest to stay current and fresh!
Photo at right - Roasting my weight in coffee at Everyday Gourmet Coffee and Tea - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We have happily been one of Canada's most beloved authorities on the subject of coffee culture in the home and office. Your editor, Colin, has been drinking coffee since 1975 and talking about the subject of coffee since the mid-1980's. We try to review new products as often as possible. If you see something that would benefit from a review from 'the crew' send us an e-mail. We answer all e-mail in less than 24 hours.
One of our most popular articles, The Guide to Victoria Cafes, will soon be completely revised with a week long walk about of ALL the cafes as we approach the Spring of 2016. Watch for us. If we have left someone out of our list, please let me know via our e-mail. Meantime, check out a sample of a mini-eBook were working on several years ago about "the coffee of Vancouver Island... link
Talk is cheap. Talk to Canada's most recognized and friendly Coffee Expert!
The Coffeecrew team have been on the CBC radio network coast to coast, CTV NewsWorld Express, CBS, CNN, The Oprah Network, WTN and virtually every large metropolitan newspaper talking on the subject of cafe culture and trends in specialty coffee. If you need a knowledgeable person to yack on the subject of Java, we might be for you.
We do lots of interviews; radio, TV, newspapers, public appearances - call or e-mail us if you need us! We are generally available on a moments notice! Here are some examples of our on-air persona...
CFRB 1010 Toronto interview -
About the CoffeeCrew.Com experience.
Since 1996, Coffeecrew.com has been a non-commercial resource, a learning place, for lovers of great coffee and those people wishing to make a better cup of coffee at home or in the office - Or how to better understand the coffee marketplace.
We also freely give advice to those thinking about building their own cafe - We review lots of commercial and home products for the consumer and this means we make commercial recommendations but we do not sell anything.
We have been testing and playing with virtually every coffee maker and espresso machine and grinder since the mid-90's! Want us to test and review something? Let us know via the e-mail tab. If we review your product, it gets a permanent place on this website - your product loan is available for return shipping or we will give it away to a lucky reader. It's up to you.
Reviews on coffeecrew.com are permanent. How is that for great marketing? Have a burning question that you would like to share with the group? Pop by our forum and bring your thoughts - we have been answering questions on the subject of coffee since 1996 and we haven't been stumped yet!
Introducing you to new and classic methods of brewing coffee, espresso and other specialty coffee beverages and, at the same time, raising your level of awareness on how this marvelous bean makes its way from the farmers field to your cup. It's what we do!
This website is an educational resource for consumers of specialty coffee it features active forums and free consultations with actual coffee professionals - looking to build your own bricks and mortar cafe or roaster - we are here with some free advice.