Sometimes you're at home without access to good quality coffee. Whether that be you don't normally make coffee at home, you're just out of beans right now or any other reason you might think of. Maybe specialty coffee is intimidating to you, and that's fine! I want to try and fill a bit of a gap here. I want specialty coffee to be less intimidating and more accessible to everybody. I like to think of The Coffee Service (also seen as THE CFE SVC) as being for the community, by the community.
My goal with The Coffee Service is to keep it approachable, and affordable. Previously I had said that it was going to be a pay-what-you-can system unless the service cannot sustain itself on that. Rather than shutting down The Coffee Service all together, I'm just going to do a restructuring when it re-opens!
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I'm offering to brew you a cup of coffee at an affordable rate. At this time I will be serving all coffee in paper cups with lids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do you offer The Coffee Service?
A: The Coffee Service will run on Saturdays from 9am-3pm
Q: How long can I stay for?
A: You are under no obligation to stay and chat. I'm more than happy to hand you the cup and have you on your merry way. Depending on time restrictions, I may not be available to chat! I understand that we all lead busy lives and that's part of the reason that we're here drinking coffee in the first place!
Q: How do I request a cup?
A: Your request for a coffee should be a minimum of 10 minutes before you want to pick it up (the sooner the better). Send me a message via text, Facebook, Instagram or the form at the bottom of this page to arrange this. The more time you give me, the better! I will not always be available to brew coffee for you, so I reserve the right to kindly decline/reschedule your coffee request. I do my best to have your coffee ready for handoff within 1-2 minutes from the time you requested to pick it up. The reservation slots for pick up are every 15 minutes from the top of the hour.
Q: Where do I pick it up?
A: The pick-up location is located in the St. Boniface neighborhood of Winnipeg. Once you reserve a cup the address will be provided.
Q: How much does a cup cost?
A: Depending on the style of drink you are after, a suggested donation will be set. If you choose to pay more for your drink, the additional will go into a "pay-it-forward" fund that can be redeemed by someone that doesn't have the means to pay for a cup that day. I kindly ask everyone to consider paying something forward but understand it's not possible for everyone! The suggested donation is enough to cover the bare minimum cost of making the coffee.
Q: How do I pay for my drink?
A: At this time I will be accepting either cash or e-transfer. E-transfer is suggested to be sent before you arrive to pick-up your coffee.
Q: What kind of coffee are you serving?
A: A cup of filter coffee will be 12oz and will be brewed by-the-cup via pour-over technique using a Hario V60. Espresso based drinks are hand pulled shots with the Flair and can be used to make an Americano. All coffee being brewed is classified as "specialty" coffee and is sustainably sourced. The coffee served from weekend to weekend will normally rotate through different roasters/different coffee origins. If you have questions about what any of this means, let's chat!
I hope for this to be a casual interacation that helps get specialty coffee into your hands a little bit easier! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! I hope I see you this week!
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