I like strong, full flavoured coffee. Which is what I expect from a clover press. At least that's what I think I'm being charged for given it's higher cost. I had been to Transcend before, didn't remember being wowed so gave it another visit. This time I had a large clover press Guatemalan. It tasted weak, so I mentioned it to the barista. He was pleasant and made me another cup but couldn't use more grinds because the size of the press is fixed so used less water. It still tasted weak though.
The capuccino at $3.50 was small, ie overpriced. Am I being cranky? I don't think so, I'm writing this as I enjoy a good cup of coffee made from JJ Beans roasted coffee I bought at Bumpy's in Calgary.
The place was very busy with students and hipsters on a sunny Sunday at noon, so the place does have it's supporters. Maybe I'll be third time lucky. I'll recommend trying it anyways, as I'ld like to like this place.
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August 4, 2013
I am sorry that you found our coffee on the weak side. We strive to brew the best quality beans according to industry practice (60 grams per litre). Having said that, the Clover does produce a very clean and lighter bodied cup of coffee which some may perceive as being weak.
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In terms of the price of our coffee, we feel that we are offering tremendous value given that we pay upwards of three times the market price for green coffee. In 2012 our average price per pound for green coffee was $6.40 FOB. Ensuring that our partner producers receive a sustainable price for their hard work, requires us to charge our customers a higher price. However, we are confident that our quality more than compensates for the slightly higher prices.
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