Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu from January 11 – February 4, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the coffee drink creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CoffeeDrinkChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite coffee creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different coffee creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Coffee creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Beyond Coffee

Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet Latte

Price: $4.00

Description: It’s a vanilla latte with a hint of chocolate, whipping cream and sprinkles on top.

Created by: all the staff

Offered: Daily, all the time.

Beyond Coffee

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.century-plaza.com/beyond-coffee/

Twitter @dine_at_beyond

Instagram: @beyond_coffee_vancouver

 

Dalina

Mi-Tiro-Su Latte

Mi-Tiro-Su Latte

Price: $7

Description: It is a take on our favourite dessert and it is comprised of: espresso, baileys, cream, milk, dark chocolate and topped with lady fingers

Created by: Mark De Jesus

Offered: Daily between 9am-9pm

Dalina

687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-4364

Web: www.dalina.ca

Instagram @dalinavancouver

 

Spade

Perché No! (Why Not!)

Perché No! (Why Not!)

(AKA “why not!” in Italian)

Price: $7.50

Created by: Kathleen Pearce and Chloe Wood

Description: Spade’s offering to this year’s Signature Coffee Drink Challenge is a reflection of what we strive and stand for here at Spade; creativity, innovation, quality and fun! Our “Perche No (Why Not!) consists of a 6oz latte made with ginger spiked whole milk, our Settebello espresso, a dreamy layer of sweet chantilly cream flushed with beetroot, and finally topped with a spiced pistachio and orange sugar tuille – which we make in house, every day. You can crack the top of the tuille with a spoon (think crème brulee!) – or dip the tuille into the sweet cream and coffee. Here at Spade we scale and measure every shot of espresso to create balance and perfection in every cup of coffee. Come in today and indulge with us – Why not!

Times offered: 8AM-6PM, 7 days a week

Spade

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-4092

Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/

Instagram @spadevancouver

 

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

Aztec Mocha

Aztec Mocha

Price: $5.50 small (12oz); $6.25 large (16oz)

Description: This spicy mocha is our take on the classic Chilly-Chocolate combination. The spicy flavour of chili combined with aromatic dark chocolate makes for an exhilarating taste experience. Our Aztec Mocha gets you into a chocolaty bliss before BOOM! The taste of the chili bursts through the chocolate and sets your mouth on fire with the explosion of taste.

Created by: the team

Offered: all the time

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

321 West Pender Street, Vancouver

And

9203 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Twitter @RepublicaCR

Instagram @republicaroasters

 

Panidor Bakery Café

The New Year’s Resolution

The New Year’s Resolution

Price: $4.00

Created by: Layla Osberg

Description: Hot Coconut Buttered Latte with spices

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday

Panidor Bakery Café

3080 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 877-3588

Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/

Instagram @panidor_bakery

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Coffee Challenge postcards available at each of the participating cafes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

Coffee Drink Challenge

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Nick Ng

Instagrammer/Influencer/Blogger and Photographer

Twitter: @nickngsocial

Instagram: @_phaneron

 

Andrew Chan

Blogger and Photographer

Twitter: @eatwithmao

Instagram: @eatwithmao

 

Jacky Chui

Instagrammer, influencer and Photographer

Instagram: @jackymchui