Colin Hansen knows what’s good

Former BC Finance Minister Colin Hansen was asked by BC Business magazine where he likes to get his caffeine fix and he gave the perfect answer.

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New Year’s Day Breakfast and Brunch

Just a reminder that the Grazing House will be open for Brunch on New Year’s Day at 9 am sharp.  Come on down for a hearty Breakfast after all that partying the night before.  Don’t even bother to get dressed just come on down in your pajamas!

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Van Lemon’s BlaQ Sheep Video introduction

In addition to our magazine profile Van Lemon also did this short intro to our shop. Get a quick tour of our Dunbar store and meet the BlaQ Sheep himself!

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Our Profile in Van Walker Magazine

Van Walker Magazine did a profile of us in their latest issue. You can read it here and check out their magazine at lots of places around town. They are published by Van Lemon Creative Studios.

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Check out the Luxury and Supercar Weekend and see us there!

We’re representing the best coffee in Vancouver at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend at Van Dusen Gardens September 6 and 7! 8000 guests will be attending the show, which showcases the most incredible cars from both manufacturers and private collectors, both modern and classic. So visit their website and check out the show. We’ll bring the coffee!

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The science of coffee advances

Some cool news today. Scientists have now fully sequenced the coffee genome and made some amazing discoveries. For example, coffee has 23 genes involved in the production of caffeine that are unique compared to all other known caffeine producing plants. Check it out here:
Coffee Genome Sequenced, Caffeine Genes Abound

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Ever wonder why we are facing food shortages?

Here is why.

Please be mind full of what you want and what you really need.
Feed your tummy not your eyes!

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Coffee is good for you and your Liver….

The Coffee Association of Canada posted this on March 28th, 2014.

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Drink Coffee and you won’t have to squint to read the newspaper

A new study shows that coffee may combat deteriorating eyesight and may even help prevent blindness:

“Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study describes how coffee contains a chemical compound called chlorogenic acid (CLA makes up 7%-9% of the average beverage, compared to 1% caffeine). CLA, in turn, is an antioxidant that has shown it can prevent retinal degeneration in mice.”

Read all about it here

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11 Health Benefits of Coffee

Feeling Stressed? Apparently just the smell of coffee can help relieve it.

Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Note, this aroma study doesn’t relate to stress by itself, only to the stress felt as a result of sleep deprivation. Now, we’re not entirely sure if this means you should keep a bag of roasted coffee beans on your nightstand every night, but feel free to try!

Read up on the 11 health benefits of Coffee here.

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