December 9, 2019

PIck up some Baileys, Patron Tequila, Tanqueray and Bacardi, plus ice and some fresh fruit juices, and you'll have the essentials for a party this month.

November 25, 2018

I love a morning that starts with a good cup of coffee and in Calgary, that often means stopping at Rosso Coffee Roasters.

The shops were started in Calgary a few years ago by one Cole Torode, who knows what it takes to make a great cup.

For years, I'd stop at the Ramsay location; now I'm more likely to be found at one of the downtown stops or the one on Centre Street North.

Either way, I know I'm getting a consistently great cup...

February 27, 2018

Time for a winter cocktail? Indeed. 

Cabane à Sucre

A sexy winter cocktail, with some distinctly Canadian style, from the team at NOtaBLE in Calgary, Canada.

Chef Michael Noble and the NOtaBLE team uses their own blend of coffee, from Calgary's Fratello Brothers, which they brew in-house for the cocktails.

The maple syrup comes "straight from the Appalachian forest in Quebec," according to the news release, and is diluted by hal...

January 17, 2018


How does a former speedskater become a coffee roaster? 

It's easier than you'd think. You just need a serious love for good beans, and passion for whatever you decide to do.

Just ask Tim Vangilder, one of the guys behind Troupe Racing Roastery.

Vangilder says he "spent years skating in circles, chasing Olympic-sized dreams."

A few of those years were spent in Calgary, Canada, where he trained with some of the world's best athle...

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