January 20, 2015
Thanks to Miranda for the media invite and to Cheryl (co-owner) and Johna (pastry chef) for the yummy samples and explaining their food wares. Re the coffee, Cheryl selects the coffee that Bump N Grind sells and each week she rotates one select bean for all their coffees. Pastry-wise there weren't any gluten-free or something-or-the-other-free options at the event, but I was advised Bump N Grind will offer some on their regular menu, please ask.
Anyhoos, without further ado, my thoughts on the goodies:
|Peanut butter cups - 2+|
Gingerbread cookie - 2
J's comment > yup, the fourth pb cup was still as awesome as the first! cookie was definitely firm, almost too hard, but the gingerbread flavor shone through
The coffees sampled (♥ to Emily for whipping these up)
|Almond chocolate gibraltar - 2|
J's comment > the coffee bean du jour was a slightly acdic bean, hence not my fav kind of coffee; coffee was smooth however
|Cortado - 2|
J's comment > same bean, slightly different preparation, this wasn't as acidic as the gibraltar above but I think the coffee cup cardboard-iness kinda tainted the coffee a bit as I tasted quite a bit of cardboard later on in the hour
|Duetto: Macchiato & maple whisky - 2|
J's comment > not convinced that these worked together seamlessly but separately they were OK; again, the acidity of the bean du jour just wasn't up my alley
From Bump & Grind's Jan 2015 press release:
BUMP N GRIND CAFÉ was founded in 2006 on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. Since owning the cafe from 2011, Cheryl and Kyle Wright have turned it into one of Vancouver’s top 10 best cafes (Vancouver Sun, 2013). Prior to owning the business, in 2010 Cheryl Wright competed in the National Canadian Barista Championship and placed 5th overall. The second location on South Granville officially opened its doors on December 18, 2014.
BUMP N GRIND is a multi-roaster cafe, where the Wrights search tirelessly to bring in the best handcrafted coffee beans roasted from across Canada, including Fernwood Coffee from Victoria, BC to Phil & Sebastian Coffee from Calgary, Alberta. “We rotate our coffees on a weekly basis so you get to try something new and fresh each time you visit,” says Cheryl Wright.
The new South Granville location features a minimalist design with wood accents designed by Dallas Matson of Tetherstone Construction. Treated shiplap wood dresses the walls, dramatic reclaimed fir beams lighting fixtures suspend from the ceiling, while polished ash and walnut top off for the tabletops and the customized shelving display that spells out the café’s name.
In an effort to maintain exceptional quality, BUMP N GRIND offers alternative brewing methods, such as Pour-over coffee, Aeropress, and French press coffee. The cafe is also known for its in-house creations from its dietary-friendly sauces (vegan chocolate sauce, Madagascar vanilla bean reduction used in espresso drinks) to delectable baked goods (Earl Grey shortbread and the famous Mookie). By offering quality products over mass-market ones, BUMP N GRIND ensures a unique handcrafted coffee experience in every single cup.
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