The Dark Side?

Ah yes, the never ending story of tea vs. coffee. Being a tea shop, we might be just a liiiittle one sided, but with no harsh feelings (of course). Nevertheless, we still get quite a few requests for a cup of coffee throughout the day.

Donald's Market is located in such a great neighbourhood with an amazing community that we always feel honoured to be a part of. With that honour we want to give the community the best tea experience along with the best product!

We already having a great ongoing relationship with 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, so we figured to give the people what they wanted and start selling coffee! Don't worry, our focus won't stray from our tea. You tea drinkers will just have to get along and play nice with our new coffee drinking friends.

For those of you who don't know the who's and what's about this 49th Parallel bunch we'd like to introduce you.

49th Parallel roasts their batches right here in Vancouver, BC. They operate two cafes in the city, one in Kitsilano and one in Mount Pleasant. If you've ever had your eye's caught by beautiful blue bags in the coffee aisle of your local grocery store there's a 97.5% chance that gorgeous labelling belongs to them. As much as their labelling is fawned over, so if their coffee. The quality of the roasts produced are just as unquestionable as the relationships they have with their suppliers. Just when you thought these guys couldn't get any better, right?! All this and more was enough for us to happily oblige to the public's demand and start brewing the dark stuff. Well, medium to be exact. From open to close Steam will be brewing 49th Parallel's medium roast, Longitude 123. This roast is known for it's sweet caramel notes with a clean finish. Just for the occasion Steam is now offering 8oz. cup sizes for coffee specifically.

So need I say more? Convenience and quality has met it's perfect match!
Yours Truly,
Steam Tea House

Posted on March 3, 2016 .