Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Java Blend


One day last week I treated myself to a stop here. I was in Dartmouth picking up some permits and on the way home, just after crossing the bridge, on North Street, I could smell coffee roasting. Heaven.

Java Blend Coffee has been in business since 1938. A small family operation that has managed to hang in there through hard work, great coffee and lovely personalities. They even have a blog (check the bottom of their page). A neighborhood favourite, Java Blend has been licensed by TransFair Canada since 1999 to roast and distribute Fair Trade Certified Coffees. Many of the restaurants around town get their coffee here.

It was a gorgeous late sunny afternoon. People were even sitting outside at a few tables sipping and reading, in late November! I popped in for an Americano, my current fave.

Ha, this pic makes my coffee look like a giant cup of Joe but it was really just a regular:) It is not a place I get to very often because it is out of my normal path but everytime I visit I think, must do this more often:)


Thanks to everyone who has purchased calendars:) I've been wanting to do one for ages.
I only have a few left in this order so if you are interested....act soon.

Getting the flu shot today.

8 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks like a great place!

BessyN said...

hey girl - I love this spot! Did you take the pictures? The photography is amazing!
I love their Fog City for espresso in the AM and their baristas make great caps.
I'm lucky - I get to pass it everyday on my way to work - and LOVE the smell of fresh roasted coffee beans (although some people find it a bit overwhelming).
Anyway - perhaps an espresso tweetup soon?

Tasso said...

I saw your blog post about Java Blend and thought I would send you this pic. My family has owned Java Blend since 1970 but it has existed since 1938, as you know. This picture was taken the day after the Halifax Riot in 1945. Rioters smashed windows all over the downtown of Halifax and Java Blend was not spared. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4255640&id=684655378

leendadll said...

too bad that cuppa joe wasn't as big as it looks - that really would be heaven!

this Croc drawing by Stephen Pastis is currently hanging in my office cube:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=787516&id=1068971233

ps: Just sent you a thank you via FB

Sara said...

Sounds like some place I would love to visit...

Went by the post office today - and got the International Money order - so, I'll post it in tomorrows mail...

¶ M said...

awww looks so peaceful & wonderful!

Life, Health & Fitness said...

Thanks for the recommending the Java Blend, I've drive been several times but never stopped it. Will definitely at it to my list of places to check out soon!

Tammi (Hayne's Her Weigh) said...

Java Blend sounds lovely. I adore cafes. Sadly my tummy does not love coffee or I think I'd be an addict...the smell alone transports you, doesn't it?