By Anne DesBrisay
I’m a serious drinker and I guess you could say I spend serious money on my habit. But here’s the thing: I take my coffee black, so the savings from not having to buy cream (crazy expensive) justifies, I figure, my forking out more for the good stuff.
And the good stuff, of late, for me, comes from Happy Goat and to my front porch. My current favourite — given I’m a double espresso in the morning addict — is the craft brewery’s Babae’s blend. It has a complicated aroma — lots going on those there beans — but the finish is clean and bittersweet and the crema Babae produces is rich and lovely.
Just the other morning, I opened my door and there, on the step, was a kilo of the stuff. I had ordered the beans online — didn’t even know that was possible — just the day before. And just look at the date stamped on the bags: these beans are so fresh, they were roasted in the future!
The fella behind Happy Goat is Pierre Richard and I don’t know what he does to get this particular blend of beans so bang on perfect, but I’d like to wish the man who’s product I most love to wake up to, the very best of the season.
Cost: A kilo costs $38
Delivery days: Wednesday and Friday
Happy Goat Coffee Company, 57 Lyndale Ave., 613-792-1309.