Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 7:43am Subject: Re: Decent espresso in Ottawa?
I visited Illume this morning. I had very nice shots of 49th Epic and Phil & Sebastian decaf. I'm beyond thrilled to have a place nearby where I can pick up beans from such roasters. A wonderful addition to the city's coffee scene!
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:37am Subject: Re: Decent espresso in Ottawa?
I agree with most of your points, but I do hope they will get sorted out.
My early enthusiasm was from having a place nearby to get fresh beans from quality roasters (remember we don't have many options here in Ottawa...), but I've been frustratingly unable to get anything fresher than +2weeks (so I haven't).
Hopefully they'll get into a more regular schedule with their bean shipments, but I can appreciate how it must be difficult for a new shop to estimate how much coffee they'll go through, and new shipments might be hard to schedule during the holidays.
I do hope they'll build on their initial focus of quality.
Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013, 7:11pm Subject: Re: Decent espresso in Ottawa?
Illume this weekend - meh... Needs music :(
Coffee was'nt bad for sure. Staff friendly overall. Give it time me thinks; though honestly there r better options up and down the street (not Bridgehead though as personally the hipster crew on staff r rather boring and their coffee is just ok).
Hi - new member here (and new to espresso). FYI, the guy that I just bought my Silvia from strongly recommended La Tierra Coop over in Hull - http://www.latierracoop.ca/ I am going to try them this weekend. In return, I recommended Ministry of Coffee to him - which I found a while ago via your page :-).
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