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“Best Coffee Anywhere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canaltown Coffee Roasters

Canaltown Coffee Roasters
1805 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1877
585-271-6690
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Ranked #140 of 1,108 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Victor, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Coffee Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent coffee. Freshly roasted in the store. They only buy the best beans from the best sources and if they cannot get them they will not buy them. The flavored coffee is not cheap beans with flavoring but really good coffee with excellent flavoring. Their premium beans are phenomenal to take home and brew. Java Estate, Celebese, Hondouran Organic, Yemen Mocha and others are not to be missed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Painted Post, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went here for the first time to have a latte as I am considering having them cater coffee for my wedding. The girl who was working was very kind and helpful. I had the salted caramel chiller which was very good! It pretty rich and had a great blend of the coffee and caramel flavor. I cant wait to go back and try more stuff out! The only thing I would suggest if your like me I would ask for 1/2 sweet as I love more of the coffee flavor!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairport, New York
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“Fresh Coffee Roasted On Premises Daily!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Listen, I like trendy upscale coffee shops as much as anybody, but sometimes it has to be about just the coffee!

Canaltown's owner, Peter, roasts all his beans himself! He roasts his beans daily in micro batches in an old small roaster. Bags of beans are delivered weekly from an importer. You can smell the roasted beans for miles if the wind is blowing hard.

Peter selects his beans personally. He can tell you the grower/location of every bean he roasts. Since he roasts in small batches his coffee is always fresh.

The shop itself is small, homey, and tucked away in a small plaza that is located in a transitional neighborhood. More often than not there will be regulars inside drinking coffee and it's not unusual to encounter an eccentric city resident.

No gourmet food, just great coffee and a small selection of locally baked fresh goods.

If you want a trendy, yuppy like experience in a fashionable cafe go somewhere else. If you want the best coffee in Rochester (to drink at the shop or to make at home) go to Canaltown where the crowd is always an entertaining bunch!

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Rochester, NY
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“Great freshly roasted coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Canaltown is one the first small local coffee roaster to open before coffee shops like Starbucks and others opened in the Rochester area. This is still the best location in town to obtain single varietal coffee beans that are freshly roasted in small batches.

Visited May 2014
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Rochester, NY
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“Great local coffee roaster”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Canaltown Coffee Roasters freshly roasts small batches of a number of different coffee varieties. Excellent stop for anyone who wishes to purchase & try a number of different fresh roasted varieties of coffees at home. Small cafe is available where espresso drinks and treats can be ordered to eat in.

Visited October 2013
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