NEW! Tanzani: Insani
From Tanzani to Toronto!
We've got a brand new roasted coffee to offer you. We've only had a few from Tanzania over the years and this one is quite special.
TASTES LIKE: RHUBARB, GRAPE + BLACK CURRANT
Region: Mboji, Itaka, Hamwelo + Isela Villages
Farm: Various Smallholder Farms
Altitude: 1448 m.a.s.l
NEW! Ethiopia: ARSOSALA
TASTES LIKE: PEACHES & CREAM + S'MORES
Region: Arsosala Village, Gugi, Uraga
Farm: Smallholder farmer members
Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
Altitude: 1800 m.a.s.l
Twelve years ago, I had the vision to address the needs of the average specialty coffee drinker who wanted sweet, chocolatey, medium roast coffee. I realized what they were craving was quality and consistency daily.
About The Roasts
We think coffee should be sweet, not sour, earthy, smoky, or grassy. We have a simple menu and roast in small batches, so we can promise that the bag of beans you enjoyed last time will taste the same as the bag you just ordered.
150 King St. West
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30pm
Cash + all cards accepted
What they Say
“The secret to a great espresso is freshly roasted beans. It all starts with the beans, local, Toronto...thank you Sam James.”
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“I’ve been going to Sam James Coffee bar for 12 years! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, they are funny and extremely skilled."
"Between the coffee, baked goods and staff that feel like family, SJCB will always be my daily go-to."
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