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Classic Gourmet Coffee

Posted by Staff / Posted on December 22, 2010

Classic Gourmet CoffeeClassic Gourmet isn't a cafe, rather it's one of the GTA's top coffee roasters. John Rufino's engineering background inspired him to create the most nearly perfect roasting process imaginable - an all-stainless steel plant in Concord that recycles the heat from its roasters to increase energy efficiency. Since coffee's footprint is hardly small - as long as we can't grow it here, transportation will always be a factor - Classic tries to make what goes on here as low-emission as possible, while maximizing pure flavour. It's worked, and customers include Bulldog Coffee, Cava, Woodlot, George and the Gladstone.



felix / November 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm
This is by far the cleanest tasting coffee roaster. Consistently the same taste no matter who carries it in the city. If the Barista is doing his job of serving it ground to perfection then you can not go wrong with this brand and technique. Thorough thorough all the way through!
Joe replying to a comment from felix / August 1, 2012 at 03:02 pm
This simply the best coffee in the city, I've know John since the 90's, this man has not stopped perfecting roasting coffee.
I stumbled into his Concord coffee shop about 20 yrs ago, what made me appreciate his coffee was the fact that he would not serve you an espresso unless it was perfect, he would make coffee and often it would wind up being thrown out because it wasn't right.
The stuff that would wind in the drain is coffee that anyone in Toronto would be proud to serve, but not John.
Anyway this is what made me appreciate what the man makes and serves and the quality of his coffee.
Michelle / August 20, 2012 at 03:07 pm
I love this coffee at Outhouse cafe in Jane, love it at Locomotive in the Junction.
Peacock tea and Coffee / August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am
Gourmet coffee is expensive; it’s not always easy to find quality coffee at affordable prices
Organo Gold / October 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm
Are any of this coffee available in any stores in the United States?
andy / August 9, 2013 at 07:48 am
For home use, buy their espresso and Incontri roasts at Fiesta Farms grocery on Christie. I like Incontri using Merchants of Green cloth filter method...having one right now, in fact. Yummy!
unclebuck001 replying to a comment from Joe / May 10, 2015 at 07:56 pm
I worked for him. Yes he truly is a perfectionist when it comes to his roasting technics. I here he's also perfecting wine now...

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