Te Aro Coffee Roasters - News 2013-01-16T11:37:42-05:00 Te Aro Coffee Roasters 2013-01-16T11:37:42-05:00 2013-01-16T11:37:42-05:00 Visit to El Salvador + Honduras Andy Wilkin Visited some farms we buy coffee from in El Salvador and created some new relationships in Honduras.  Check out the pictures on our facebook page.

]]> 2012-12-06T10:30:27-05:00 2012-12-06T10:30:27-05:00 Holiday Blend Andy Wilkin Our holiday blend is here!  A blend of Guatemala La Bolsa. Panama Villa Donia. Ethiopia Sidama Natural ARDI - a spicy, smooth, chocolatey and fruity good cheer-bomb.  Limited supply available.

]]> 2012-10-20T14:10:19-04:00 2012-10-20T14:10:19-04:00 Coffee Cup 2012 Andy Wilkin  The Ultimate Barista Challenge

]]> 2012-06-09T09:27:53-04:00 2012-06-10T08:58:20-04:00 Cold Brew Recipes Andy Wilkin Our Cold Brew Concentrate is now available!  Check out our blog for recipes.

]]> 2012-06-06T08:34:24-04:00 2012-06-06T08:34:24-04:00 Summerlust Andy Wilkin Join us for Summerlust in Leslieville on June 21st, 6pm - 10pm.  Check out our blog for more info

]]> 2012-02-18T09:25:51-05:00 2012-03-23T21:18:15-04:00 Espresso Throwdown - March 31st Andy Wilkin Mark your calendars for March 31st.  Espresso Throwdown using coffee from some of the best roasters in Europe.  Follow us on Twitter @TeAroCoffee for more details.

]]> 2012-02-04T16:05:59-05:00 2012-02-05T09:47:34-05:00 New! Brew Methods Demo. Andy Wilkin Join our baristas for a brew methods demo every other Thursday at 12:30pm.  One coffee brewed 4 different ways.  For more info, visit our blog here

]]> 2012-01-01T18:51:06-05:00 2012-01-01T18:51:06-05:00 Feature - Fahrenheit Coffee Andy Wilkin  Great article in the National Post on one of Te Aro's wholesale accounts/partners, Fahrenheit Coffee.

]]> 2011-12-23T07:07:30-05:00 2011-12-23T07:07:30-05:00 Happy Holidays! Cafe Hours.... Andy Wilkin  Te Aro:  Dec 24th, 7:30am - 3pm, Dec 25th-27, closed, Dec 28th-Dec 30th, 7am - 6pm, Dec 31st, 7:30am - 3pm, Jan 1st, closed, Jan 2nd, back to regular hours.

Crafted:  Dec 24th, 9:30am - 4:30pm, Dec 25th - Jan 1st, Closed, Jan 2nd, back to regular hrs.

]]> 2011-11-28T10:38:34-05:00 2011-11-28T10:38:34-05:00 Te Aro Gift Cards Andy Wilkin Offering you a more convenient way to buy your coffee and also a great gift idea.  Minimum $10.  Available for purchase at Te Aro, 983 Queen St East.

]]> 2011-09-26T18:39:10-04:00 2011-09-26T18:39:10-04:00 Introducing Te Aro Teas Andy Wilkin Te Aro's own line of premium loose leaf teas have just been released! Look out for them online, at the cafes, and through our wholesale partners.

]]> 2011-09-07T09:54:32-04:00 2011-09-18T09:19:54-04:00 Cup of Excellence Colombia – Lot #1 Andy Wilkin Cup of Excellence Colombia – Lot #1 Arnulfo Leguizamo – Primavera on sale now!! Pre-sales only. Roast date scheduled for 21st of September 2011. Either drop in to Te Aro or Crafted and pre-purchase, or make order online. 

]]> 2011-07-07T14:37:50-04:00 2011-07-07T14:37:50-04:00 Regional Barista Comp Results Andy Wilkin Well done to Te Aro barista, Tyler Mastantuono, for placing 3rd in the barista comp.  There was some tough competition this year, and we are looking forward to the Nationals in Vancouver October 2nd and 3rd.

]]> 2011-06-29T09:56:33-04:00 2011-06-29T10:09:12-04:00 Regional Barista Competition Andy Wilkin  

Central Canadian Barista Competition

Tuesday/Wednesday July 5th & 6th  
St. Lawrence Market – North Building – 92 Front Street East

Coffee professionals, enthusiasts and novices alike are all invited to attend the Central Canadian Barista Competition & Coffee Expo. This  event will be hosted at the historic St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto and will feature the region’s best baristas demonstrating the art of making the perfect espresso.
Each competitor will compete for both the regional barista championship title and one of three spots at the nationals in Vancouver this October.  The two-day competition and expo will feature coffee and tea samples from local coffee roasters and distributors of coffee products, baked goods and equipment, as well as a coffee cupping demonstration, cup tasters’ challenge and a latte art throw-down.

Each competitor must prepare and serve 12 separate espresso beverages: 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos, and 4 "signature" drinks of their own creation. Competitors have only fifteen minutes to prepare all twelve drinks and are judged by a distinguished panel of local food and coffee experts.  The judges will assess various elements of the competitors performance, including station cleanliness, taste, beverage presentation, technical skills and total impression.

The eventual winner of the Canadian National Championship will represent Canada at the 2012 World Barista Championship in Vienna. The events are open to the public with free admission. A portion of the proceeds from the show, as well as collected donations, will be sent to Coffee Kids, a registered charity, helping families build a better life in coffee growing countries

For any press inquiries, feel free to contact Adam Pesce or Andy Wilkin at [email protected] 


]]> 2011-04-25T12:02:13-04:00 2011-05-26T13:17:41-04:00 Free Shipping Andy Wilkin It's true!  We're offering free shipping (Canada Post Expedited) on any orders over $40!  Get ordering....

]]> 2011-03-15T08:31:28-04:00 2011-05-26T13:17:41-04:00 New Crop Andy Wilkin New micro-lots have arrived, Columbia Huila Finca La Triuna & Kenya Kandara freshly roasted and in the shelf. Come and try.

]]> 2011-02-08T17:45:03-05:00 2011-05-26T13:17:41-04:00 Cupping Sessions Andy Wilkin Come down to Te Aro every Friday @ 12.30 and cup with our roasting team. Bean up and be there!