Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from around 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 10 – February 3, 2019.

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.

Origo Club

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

Price: $6

Description: It’s a cappuccino! We use phantom from moving coffee to make this drink. It’s a single origin guatemala espresso. Nutty and fruity!  Its sweetness other than the blueberry pure, comes from condense milk, and to finish the drink we shave dark chocolate and cinnamon. The drink is served not super hot since the acidity of the blueberry will split the milk if it’s done too high. The foam is quite thick due to this as well.

Created by: Karen Lim

Offered: It’s offered only from 11 am until 5pm.

Origo Club

110-6888 River Road, Richmond

Phone: (604) 285-8889

Web: https://origoclub.ca/

Instagram @origoclub

 

Storm City Coffee

The Tempest

The Tempest

Price: $5.70

Description: The Tempest is inspired by Storm City’s favourite pastry and the  wintery weather in Vancouver. We have created a black sesame and white  chocolate mocha and topped it with whipped cream and a miniature version  of our famous matcha cream puffs, which we make fresh in house every morning.

Created by: the team

Offered: all the time

Storm City Coffee

3403 West Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 428-9585

Web: https://stormcitycoffee.com/

Instagram: @stormcitycoffee

 

Kings Café

Kings Mocha Madness

Kings Mocha Madness

Price: 12oz – $5, 16oz – $5.5

Created by: Kings Team

Description: “Like dessert in a mug!” This Chocolate & Espresso concoction is elevated with Salted Caramel and Cinnamon.

Kings Cafe

2223 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604.434.5764

Web:

Instagram: @kingscafe.winebar

 

Sweet Somethings

Cupids Coffee

Cupids Coffee

Price: $6.95

Created by: Emma Irvine

Description: Rose milk latte served in a coffee infused eatable waffle cup that has been filled with 70% Callebaut dark chocolate.

Available: all the time

Sweet Somethings

4321 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 842-0261

Web: https://www.sweetsomethingsvancouver.com/

Instagram @sweetsomethingsvancouver

 

Angus T

Purple Rush

Purple Rush

Price: $4 small; $4.75 medium

Created by: Eric

Description: It’s a single shot of medium roast espresso with taro flavoured steam milk.

Offered: All the time

Angus T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604) 559-5989

Web:

Instagram: @angust_vancouver

 

The Garden Strathcona

The Garden Cookies and Cream Affogato

The Garden Cookies and Cream Affogato

Price: $6.50

Created by: The team

Description: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream by Say Hello Sweets served with a double shot of Agro Roasters Equinox Espresso and topped with our signature Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie and an espresso cocoa drizzle. Made with organic ingredients and 100% Vegan.

Offered: All the time

The Garden Strathcona

868 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 255-2299

Web:https://thegardenstrathcona.com/

Instagram: @thegardenstrathcona

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Andrew Chan

Blogger and Photographer

Twitter: @eatwithmao

Instagram: @eatwithmao

 

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

 

Regina Ip

Food Blogger

Instagram @pigoutyvr