New Thing #42: The Remarkable Bean

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Don’t let the name of this place fool you. If some intrepid street artist decided to add an “un” to this coffee shop’s sign they’d be doing people a favour.

The Remarkable Bean was doing a brisk business and it’s exterior was littered with local coffee drinkers so I went in expecting something pretty, well, remarkable. Add to it that they roast their own fair trade beans on site and I thought I had lucked into something special as we explored the eastern end of the Beaches.

Unfortunately the espresso was thin, the crema was almost non-existant and I was reminded of my moments of desperation at my old office when I’d settle for a shot from the Second Cup.

I hate saying bad things about a place, and maybe I just got a bad cup, but I don’t think I’ll be going back any time soon.

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About dangaede

Creative Director and espresso lover.

One response to “New Thing #42: The Remarkable Bean

  1. Dave F.

    I actually used to live up the street from this place. If you had asked me about it I would have warned you not to expect much. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any strong coffee along the beach – it’s pretty much Tim Horton’s level of brew all the way along.

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