CoffeeCrew.Com 2020

COVID-19 is here - The World (very)slowly returns to normal.

IsMG 1219As one of Canada's original resources for lovers of the caffeinated bean, we have offered no strings attached free advice on the subject of coffee since 1995!

That makes us pretty old in internet time! is a library of coffee equipment reviews, opinions, and best practice techniques for getting the best of your brew.

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Regardless of whether you are an espresso hound, or love your daily double-double, cappuccino, latte or flate white, there is something here for anyone wanting to improve their game.

COVID 19 - 2020 Update! Victoria's best cafes! Take a gander over to this list - now almost 25 years in print online! There is a variety of services currently available - knock me over an e-mail if any of you great people have some updated intel!

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Tom Heemskerk - Street Scene editor appointment! has been the go-to website for media enquiries, talking heads on the subject of coffee culture and trends or a good friendly newspaper story on the medical wonders of black coffee. We are here for all of you.

New Staff assignment! Photo Right - Victoria Carpenter-Rigger-Raconteur and man about town - Tom Heemskerk joins us as the new "Eyes on the street" Coffee Scene editor - Tom has years of experience in the Victoria coffee and food scene and is a welcome addition to the CoffeeCrew group of associates!

Tom has been a senior staff member at the Royal and Macpherson theatres as well as an event staging specialist at the Save On Memorial Centre. Tom can be seen downtown daily with his fluffy Chow chow  "Tuva".

The Downtown Scene - Snapshot - from Tom Heemskerk


Dispatch from Olde Towne Victoria BC
Things are looking up for the coffee lovers of Victoria BC – the downtown cafe scene is showing some encouraging signs of life after the near-total shutdown caused by the pandemic.
Here’s what’s currently happening with a few of the establishments this reporter walks past regularly on his dog-walks through Olde Towne and vicinity. There are many more to come, so stay tuned!
Things can change quickly, so do check with your favourite places for updates to business hours etc.

Bean Around the World, Chinatown
0730-1400 daily
Take-out, outdoor seating
Habit, Pandora St
0900-1600 daily
Take-out only
Habit, Atrium
0900-1600 daily
Take-out only
Hey Happy, Market Square
1000-1500 Wed-Sun
Take-out only
2% Jazz, Hudson
0730-1530 Mon-Fri
Take-out only
Shatterbox, Hudson
0730-2000 daily
Take-out only
Discovery, Broughton St
0900-1500 daily
Take out only
La Roux, Chinatown
0900-1700 daily
Indoor & outdoor seating
Murchie’s, Government St
0830-1600 Mon-Fri
Indoor & outdoor seating


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Here are some on-air samples of us talking coffee culture!

CFRB 1010 Toronto interview
-  Interview One

CKNW 980 Vancouver Interview
- Interview Two

CJAD 800 NewsTalk Montreal
- Interview Three