Matchstick Coffee Shop

July 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

This morning I met a friend at one of my favourite coffee shops, Matchstick on East 15th Avenue at Fraser Street and Kingsway. Matchstick Coffee shop serves single origin coffees and if you are a coffee snob like me, you will thoroughly enjoy their americanos. For those of you who like drip coffee, you will love their pour-over selection of beans that are freshly ground and brewed per cup.

An hourglass shaped carafe sits on a digital scale and near the top rests a stainless steel filter which does not impart taste from previous use. The coffee is ground fresh when you order a cup and is place in the filter. They measure the amount of water used by weight and set  a timer to the brewing time. The result is a beautiful cup of drip coffee. In general the pour-over coffees taste, light and clean and this style of brewing allows the characters of the coffee to shine on the palate.

Matchstick is also known for their pastries which are baked on site and my favourites being their muffins and croissants. This morning I tried their banana coconut muffin which was delicious and not too sweet. I love everything coconut and the flavours of the banana and coconut complimented each other beautifully. Their almond croissants are to die for and probably the best that I’ve tried.

For an americano and muffin, I paid $6.50 with tip. Matchstick is located on 639 E 15 Avenue in Vancouver, BC. They are open from  7 am – 6 pm, every day.

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