Toronto is a unique city with a lot of awesome small businesses.
When you think of small businesses in Toronto, you probably even have a list of favorites that come to mind.
The thing about local businesses that set them apart from big box chains is that the owners are always passionate about their goods and services. Usually, local business owners are operating under a vision, so they pay attention to every detail. Franchises and chains rarely have that sort of finesse.
If you remember from our previous post, we talked about a neat local bookstore. Do you know what pairs well with a good book? A tasty cup of coffee or tea.
There are a lot of different coffee houses. When it comes to fresh and delicious coffee in Toronto, we recommend the local business Infuse Cafe. From their menu to how they source and make their coffee, Infuse Cafe is dedicated to giving you the most innovative, delicious, and responsible coffee experience.
If you’re like most people, you need a cup of coffee for an extra jolt in the morning or throughout the day. As far as their menu goes, they have a healthy list of teas, and a small list of specialty coffees.
While all of their coffee is tasty, we recommend the Signature coffee, which is their special twist on Vietnamese Coffee. You can opt for cream and sugar. If you’re a black coffee drinker, you might want to step outside of your usual order and try it with cream and sugar. It’s not overly sweet or too water down with cream, so you still get a delicious coffee flavor. This coffee tastes like it was brewed in Zeus’s own kitchen.
It’s a full flavored coffee that Infuse sources in a certified fair trade fashion. All of their coffee and teas come from direct trade sources, where there are fair wages, safe working conditions, and environmentally sustainable practice.
As a fair trade business, their mission is to build healthy trading relations between consumers and artisans and farmers that are in parts of the world, where their work is often taken advantage of for cheap labor.
Fair Trade practices are about cutting out the middleman that is taking advantage of the small farmers and artisans in developing countries. This way, the little guys are able to thrive economically and compete on a global level. Infuse pays for their teas and coffees at fair prices through direct trade, ensuring that they’re helping the communities they purchase from.
Beyond sourcing their products responsibly, they also only use the highest quality products. They only use certified organic tea and coffee. They don’t sell products that contain chemicals, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic modification, or sewage as fertilizer.
While we enjoy their coffee, their tea is also a force to be reckoned with. They brew it fresh through an “infuser,” which is an innovative brewing approach. It takes a good cup of tea and makes it EVEN better.
Infuse Cafe is not only directing positive change in our Toronto community, but they’re also investing in developing countries across the world. These small details with large impacts are what sets businesses like Infuse apart from franchises and chains.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM