Forth Coffee – Dogwood Roaster

There’s a lot of buzz around the coffee scene in Winnipeg, and it’s not all caused by excess caffeine. Thom Bargen is soon to be part of a new space on Graham Avenue. Twist Cafe has new owners, and Nils Vik of Parlour and his partners are working with Dogwood Coffee to bring small batch roasting …

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Joe and Lily – East Exchange

Winnipeg’s specialty coffee shops continue to boom. Two of the most recent additions are in the Exchange district. On the west side is Bronuts, which is right next door to King + Bannatyne. On the eastside is Joe and Lily. While I like both places, I’m more excited by the arrival of Joe and Lily. …

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MAKE Coffee + Stuff

Make Coffee Sign

Last weekend I was at the Prairie Regional Barista Championships. Winnipeg serving as host of the event shows how far coffee culture in Manitoba has come. I’ve had the chance to try many of the new places. One that I visited last year but haven’t been back to is MAKE Coffee + Stuff on Corydon. …

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Prairie Regional Barista Championships

This past weekend Winnipeg hosted the Prairie Regional Barista Championships. It’s hard to believe how much the coffee culture in Winnipeg has changed in about three years. 2011 was when Parlour coffee opened on Main Street. Parlour was also one of my early reviews.  Since then Little Sister, Thom Bargen, Cafe Postal, and Make have …

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Little Sister Coffee Maker

Yesterday I headed out to the Forks for Canada Day. When I got there just before noon most of the outdoor food vendors were still setting up. So I decided to see what was happening on Osborne. Despite having a smaller crowd, most of the food vendors were in full swing. I stopped for lunch …

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Thom Bargen Coffee – Tea

Thom Bargen is another place where I have done shorter reviews on multiple locations. Again, I’m going to combine them into one to make them more google-worthy. In addition to putting the reviews together, I’ve also included my thoughts from when I attended a lecture at St. Margaret’s, given by co-owner TJ Hiebert, on the …

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