Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge January 10 – February 2

Welcome to the 6th annual  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 2, 2020.

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

Etude d’Hiver, the “Winter Study”

Etude d’Hiver, the “Winter Study”

Price: $6

Description: The houjijcha flavour comes as a lone leafless tree gathering its sap before the spring, overlooking a white expanse of fresh snow represented by the creaminess of the steamed milk. The heart of this drink resides in the strength of our ristretto espresso and the complexity of the sweetened houjicha infusion, which alludes to the feeling of sitting by a fireplace and gazing out into a wintry landscape.

Created by: Barista Michel Roman

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

 

Shipyards Coffee

Shipwreck Cortado

Shipwreck Cortado

Price: $4.25

Created by: Barista Katerina Vitousova

Description: The first drink you would want after being rescued off a desert Isle, the next would be whisky. A single shot of espresso, timed for twelve seconds. With steamed creamy barista soy. Ending with a signature floreta. Served in our crystal 5 ounce Gibraltar glass. Single origin Ethiopian Sidamo espresso. Pacific Barista soy milk.

Offered: Daily

Shipyards Coffee

123 Carrie Cates Ct #156, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 987-1200

Web: https://www.shipyardscoffee.com/

Instagram @shipyardscoffee

 

Caritas 9 Coffee Roasters

Lava Moka

Lava Moka

Price: $5.95

Created by: Diana R. Ancheta

Description: Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice. A refined mocha made with the #Caritas9team Spirit (lots of Passion, Heart, and Love) Using our signature dark roast Takengon (Sumatra), single origin espresso as base, with in-house refined spicy chocolate syrup, and your choice of whole milk or oat milk, the Lava Moka has a rich & sweet dark chocolate taste with subtle creaminess accompanied by a pop of spice in each sip, pleasingly seductive yet not too overwhelmingly naughty, a perfect comfort & cheer-up drink during the colder days.

Offered: All day

Caritas 9 Coffee Roasters

7655 Edmonds St #104, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 553-0316

Web: https://www.facebook.com/caritas9coffee/

Instagram @caritas9coffee

 

Incognito Coffee

The Bounty Mocha

The Bounty Mocha

Price: $5.99

Created by: Robert Kardos

Description: Semi sweet, velvety coconut sensation

Offered: All day

Incognito Coffee

843 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-3888

Web: https://www.incognitocoffee.ca/

Instagram @incognitocoffee.ca

 

The Belgian Chocolate Cafe

Ruby-Blossom Cappuccino

Ruby-Blossom Cappuccino

Price: $6.50

Created by: Sharine Woo

Description: A perfect way to be reminded of the beautiful weather in spring, A Ruby-Blossom Cappuccino using the Belgian chocolate cafés famous Australian coffee beans, the aroma itself is truly breathtaking. Topped off with the most unique ruby chocolate, and a classic Belgian chocolate square on the side to perfectly complement the Cappuccino.

Offered: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Belgian Chocolate Cafe

38 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 951-8828

Web: http://thebelgianchocolate.cafe/

Instagram @thebelgianchocolatecafe

 

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

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

 

Brenda Yim

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram: @pistachiopicks

 

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi