August 09, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Dining
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I must confess, I have a terrible addiction…to coffee. Before functioning in the morning, I must have at least one cup of liquid gold. I thoroughly love fresh roasted coffee, although I will settle for a quick instant coffee if there is no other option. This summer, a new coffee shop opened up in Fort St. John so I just had to check it out. The Canadian Grind is located downtown inside the local scrapbooking store, Unforgettable Memories. Although a drive through is available to grab a cup of joe and go, I opted for walking in so I could look through the scrapbooking supplies while waiting for my latte to be made. The small, but cozy section of the store surprised me in how large of a selection they have to offer. I decided on a skinny brown sugar latte with half the syrup and extra hot (yes, I know I’m a bit picky). After one sip, I knew that The Canadian Grind was going to be a hot spot I would visit frequently for the rest of the summer. Mmm did it ever taste good! I also liked the fact that they use Salt Spring coffee. Why not support an organic, fair trade, and local BC company? The countless varieties of loose tea also caught my eye, so I just had to purchase a few small bags to take home. The loose tea undoubtedly has much more delicious flavors than a boring old tea bag. If you’re craving a specialty latte, tea, or cold drink, treat yourself to The Canadian Grind.