Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the 10th annual  Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge. Cafes from around the city were invited 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, 2024.

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: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CoffeeDrinkChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing 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.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Coffee Drink challenge posters in each of the participating cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from January 11 – February 4, 2024.

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.

Wicked Café

Tiramisu Latte

Price: $6

Created by: Joy Kim

Description: Wicked winter special: 8oz hot vanilla latte topped with tiramisu cream and served with a side of biscoff

Ingredients: Espresso, steamed milk, vanilla syrup, tiramisu cream (mascarpone, cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar), cocoa powder, biscoff. Milk substitutes are possible, but the tiramisu cream contains dairy!

Offered at both Wicked Cafe locations and through delivery apps daily.

Wicked Cafe

1399 W 7th Ave

Instagram @wicked_cafe


Wicked Cafe & Bakery

3605 W. 16th Avenue

Instagram @wicked_cafe

Chai Ghai

The Delhi Smog

Price is $6.95

Created by: Mr. Sunil Ghai

Description: The Delhi smog blankets the skies of one the world’s most densely populated cities. Our drink, the Delhi smog, features two shots of creamy and smooth espresso merging with our world famous chai concentrate brewed fresh. It is finished with steam milk and a piece of cinnamon and star anise. All the spices of Delhi, but the boldness of Italy.

Ingredients: Mummyji’s Masala Chai’s ingredients which are Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Black + White Pepper, Clove and Nutmeg, plus espresso, steam milk, topped with a cinnamon stick and a star anise.

Offered: all the time

Chai Ghai

562 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-4070


Instagram: @chai.ghai

Toloache Mexican Kitchen

Atole Affogato

Price: $7.95 (Or $10.95 if they want the Licor 43 version)

Created by: Rodrigo Vela

Description: corn base drink infuse with coffee and a hint of spice served with ice cream on top and 2 churros.

Offered: all the time

Toloache Mexican Kitchen

586 Hornby Street, Vancouver.

Tel:(604) 565-0511


Instagram @toloachemk

Bean Around the World on Granville

The Canadian Cuban!

Price: $5.95

Created by: The team

Description: It’s a fusion of Cuban and Canadian two staples. Cane sugar for Cuba and Maple syrup for Canada. Cane sugar on the espresso shot, with infused maple syrup milk for a late!

Not too sweet with a subtle hint of sweetness.

Offered: all the time

Available: dine in and takeout

Bean Around the World on Granville

2977 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 732-8273


Instagram @beanongranville

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Janzen Malabanan 


Instagram @basicwithmilk

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own Vanfoodies

Instagram: @vanfoodies

TikTok @vanfoodies

Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman