coffee culture

Coffee to-go is a North American habit we should certainly consider kicking. Europeans enjoy their coffee on patios with friends and strangers, or at the bar while watching their favourite barista perfect his craft.  Coffee drinking is an experience.  Today we decided to ditch paper for porcelain and take some time to sip our morning beverage on the sunny Yates Street patio of Shatterbox Coffee Bar.  Roasted by Drumroaster Coffee and poured by Shatterbox owner and chief barista Kalen Harris, it was coffee we’ll never forget.

On our way out we chatted with Harris about the curious name of his business. Inspired by his fiancé’s concept of a glass house, Harris named his downtown coffee bar after the private enclosure that would sit in the center of their dream home for life’s more intimate moments – a shatterbox.

Find Shatterbox Coffee Bar at 950 Yates St., Victoria BC.

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