Coffee Shops in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

I’m not a regular at any cafe’, but I like to hangout with a friend at cafes, or sometimes, to work from a cafe, and of course enjoy a properly-made cup of coffee.
Here are places where I get my coffee/espresso fix in Kitchener-Waterloo area.

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Death Valley’s Little Brother (DVLB) Espresso – Waterloo, Ontario

I know what you’re thinking, this is such a late post to come as DVLB has opened in end of 2011. But I had to add DVLB to the collection of this blog!

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Latte art – Choosing a milk frother



A year ago, I posted about how to froth milk and create micro-foam without a steamer. I still do not own an espresso machine, and still use a milk-frother to create micro-foam. If you are like me, and want to use a milk-frother to practice latte art, this post may be of your interest. There are many milk frothers out there, they vary in shapes, weights, and prices. How to choose your milk frother is what I will talk about in this post. Continue reading

Milan: Out of the ordinary… !

The long-waiting post is finally in. It took me so long to write about our end-of-summer trip to Europe.
The purpose of the trip: attending a conference in Geneva.
To make the best of the trip, we decided to visit other cities close to Geneva.
After much debate and searching, we visited:
– Milano, Italy,
– Bellagio, Italy,
– Lausanne, Switzerland,
– Annecy, France.

Our first stop was Milano, Italy.
Milano Sky line
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Ten Macchiatos in New York City

Early this month, we had a five-day escape to New York, it was our first visit to NYC, and hopefully not the last.
Usually, we would prepare a list of coffee shops that we want to try in the city we’re visiting, but we were too busy with school that we didn’t do our homework. However, NYC made it easy for us, we really didn’t need to search for coffee, coffee was in the air!
NYC is just full of indie coffee shops! A fast search before heading out was enough. In this post I will share with you the ten cafés we tried during our visit.
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Toronto Coffee Shops

Perhaps one of the best things that I love about Toronto, is the large number of local artisan coffee shops, which guarantees a new coffee shop to try on almost every visit!
I would love to write a separate post for each one of them, but I guess I’m just too lazy. So instead, I thought I should put all my Toronto coffee experiences in one post. It took me a while to gather photos from my old laptop and hard drive, but it was fun.
You may notice some differences in the quality of the photos and that is because the photos are at least from three different cameras.

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The Robin’s Nest Coffee – Elmira, Ontario

Whether you are in Elmira for its famous Maple Syrup Festival or you’re visiting a neighboring farm, you are exploring the area around you or you’re just passing by, and needed a shot of espresso you might want to consider to STOP at The Robin’s Nest!

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Just another gift?

What is your idea about a gift?
When is the best time to give a gift?
When you choose a gift, do you choose something you like, or something you think the recipient will like?
Who do you think is happier with the gift? the gift-giver or the recipient?

In this post, I will share my thoughts about a good gift, and a sample of such a gift! 🙂

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