Media Darlings

Once again, it has been a busy month at Dr. Coffee’s Cafe! The best news for everyone who orders coffee deliveries from us is that the bike (or trike) deliveries are back! Annabel will be negotiating the potholes loaded up with coffee canisters, with baby Theia on board too! We have got to get the practice in to do the Wheelie Good Coffee cart again on the plaza markets – the cart will be back on the Farmer’s Market in early May.

Specials:

We hope you had a lovely Easter! If you somehow didn’t get enough eggs this weekend, (the real kind, not the chocolate ones), our Sandwich Special is an egg and ham salad. It may not be the most obvious thing to toast in a panini press, but we promise it is really tasty!  For those of you who haven’t had their fill of chocolate, we also have a very decadent Chocolate Pizza from Ogema’s Solo Italia. Think oven-fired crispy Italian pizza dough, topped with hazelnuts and Nutella… so, so good!

Coffee:
Coffees this week are a light roasted Indian Monsooned Malabar (great on drip, even better as a pour over), and the dark smokey Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

Media:
Rather randomly, Annabel was invited for interview on CJTR’s Queen City Improvement Bureau show, where she got to talk coffee, the cafe, why Regina needs more bike paths, and about Procaffeinated Press books in what has to be the most surreal interview ever. Many thanks to the hosts for our official Queen City Improvement Vector certificate!

On 21st March we played host to a wonderful bunch of writers and poets on World Poetry Day. For one day only, we allowed customers to “pay with a poem”, and if they recited their work at the till, they were rewarded with coffee. The results were extremely impressive, we had far more poets than expected and we even made it on to CBC news! A small film crew arrived on our doorstep that morning, which was more than a little intimidating!

If that brush with fame wasn’t enough, later on in the week local blogger Justin Reves paid us a visit for his #AroundYQR project. He wrote us a lovely review with some beautiful photographs, available here: http://www.justinreves.com/aroundyqr-dr-coffees-cafe/

Finally, we are very honoured to have been nominated for no less than four Best of Food and Drink awards in Prairie Dog magazine; Best Barista (Annabel) Best Latte, Best plain old cup of coffee, and Best Coffee Shop to Read a Book In. Many, many thanks to everyone who nominated us; now we just have to get the votes in!! If you love our coffee shop as much as we do, please take 5 minutes and vote for us at http://prairedogmag.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Food-Regina-2016/Home We offer eternal gratitude, good karma and that warm fuzzy feeling in return!

Events:

As the kids are off school this week, we are beginning our new ‘Read a Latte’ series, featuring book readings from local authors. Join us this Wednesday 30th to hear Saskatchewan writer Tara Gereaux read from her latest book, Size of a Fist. Published in October 2015 and already nominated for two awards at the 2016 Saskatchewan book awards, this dark, gritty young adult novel is about growing up in difficult circumstances, where the suggestion of violence hovers beneath the surface of every relationship.

That’s all for now (we promise!). Have a great, coffee-fueled week!

Happy New Year!

1906_1688162231400261_167757172077466960_nIt’s 2016 already! Not sure how that has happened so soon…

We are back after a mini break over the holidays,  refreshed and ready to go. If Monday is your first day back at work and New Year’s partying has taken its toll, then rest assured you can caffeinate with us.

Coffees this week are Mexican Altura dark roast (the high grown, strong and smokey breakfasty one) and Indonesian Toraja Sulewesi light roast that tastes of sweet spices, roasted nuts and (in my opinion) black pepper. Give us a call if you would like canisters delivering to your door! Retail bags of Colombian and Nicaraguan as well as our house blends are available to buy in the cafe too.

Food:
Our lunch menu is expanding! Alongside our range of paninis, we are now offering Fully Loaded Lunch bagels. Larry of Going with the Grain bakery has been supplying our breakfast bagels (made 4 blocks away) for a while now, but we have asked him double our order. You can now get a bagel served open-faced, piled high with any of our fillings and grilled to perfection. All the fillings are locally produced via Local and Fresh. This week’s feature is Turkey, Pesto and Edam cheese.

Events:
Special thanks go to Adam Baker from the Sunday Art Market for organising the “You can’t spell Heart without Art” gig at the cafe on 20th December. We had some superb musicians playing and the art auction raised over $1000 for Regina Open Door society.
If you’d like to hold an event at the cafe, please give us a call on 306 520-4971. We can accommodate all sorts of events whether it’s during our opening hours or a private function.

Many thanks for your support in 2015, and we look forward to seeing you in the coming year!