@geh Myriade is good, Pikolo is my favourite.
@geh the Santropol coffee at the kiosk is my crack. That's what I meant by the stuff sold in the arts building. SO GOOD AND YOU CAN BRING THE BIGGEST MUG YOU WANT.
THIS ISSUE IS CLOSE TO MY HEART.
I live in Montreal, which is also a coffee snob city. Recently, a coffee shop which filled me with great hope for a good brew opened across from my university. Note that it is almost impossible to get good coffee on my campus - even the closest Starbucks is several blocks away. What do we have? Tim Horton's. Tim Horton's, while crack-like in its addictive capabilities, is not coffee.
So! This new shop opened up. It had all the qualifications: cute decor, an obscure name that doesn't make much sense, lots of blonde wood and beards and tattoos. After it opened, I dropped off my CV and the weirdly intense barista said, "Would you say you LOVE coffee?" and I was like, "Um, yeah, I love coffee," and he was like "But are you PASSIONATE about coffee?" and I was like "Yes?" and I didn't get the job. But a few months later, I went for a cup of coffee and was given a cup of swill.
All of their coffee is outrageously acidic. It's like they don't even believe in fully roasting the beans. And I don't think it's on purpose. I asked for a café au lait and had to tell them how to make it. Guys. This is Montreal. You speak French. Café au lait LITERALLY MEANS "COFFEE WITH MILK". You should at least be able to figure this out. Also, they claim that everyone on the staff has to approve a blend before they will sell it, which leads me to believe that everyone on the staff also has to love sucking lemons.
So this year, I guess it's back to the $1 coffees sold in the arts building. They're not fancy, but damn, they're good.
@Jenn Kriscunas See, I crushed hard on Gwen Stefani, ands still kinda resent Gavin Rossdale.
@The Lady of Shalott I'm in a lecture on "the Lady of Shalott" right now. But it's also a lecture on "Mariana in the Moated Grange", and I hate Mariana. Lady of Shalott is a BAMF; Mariana is a whiny wimp.