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Indie Coffee Passport returns for year two

Posted by Derek Flack / September 13, 2011

Indie Coffee Passport TorontoCafé wanderers rejoice — the Indie Coffee Passport is back for a second year. In fact, the new Passport went on sale September 1st. Although the concept remains basically the same — $25 gets you one espresso-based beverage/coffee/tea (up to $4 on the menu) at each coffee shop — the list of participating cafés has witnessed significant turnover. Far from a bad thing, the new inclusions should encourage further exploration of Toronto's many independent coffee shops, which is the whole point of the program. Here's a breakdown of who's in and who's out for 2011.

New for Passport #2:

Returning for Passport #2:

In last year but out this year:

And, as we mentioned last year, there are some other notable absences, most of which make up members of the so called Toronto Coffee Conspiracy will also remain absent for 2011 (e.g. Lit, Dark Horse, White Squirrel, Mercury, Sam James).

Indie Coffee Passports can be purchased online or from some of the participating cafés. For more info, check here.

Map of locations for Indie Passport #2

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Scott Cameron / September 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Love the Indie Coffee Passport. Glad to see it return.
mike in parkdale / September 13, 2011 at 01:01 pm
this is a great promotional idea. Plus I'm very happy to see The Abbot is involved this year.
mat / September 13, 2011 at 01:20 pm
Loved Red Rocket last year. I finished the card last year as well. The fact that a lot aren't coming back doesn't seem to look good on the business sense behind the idea...

Make sure when you go in that you tip a buck and hopefully buy something else.
Isaac / September 13, 2011 at 01:36 pm
Quaff Cafe was renamed to R-Squared. That pair can be removed from the new-this-year and last-year-and-not-this-year and be added to the last-year-and-this-year list.
Derek replying to a comment from Isaac / September 13, 2011 at 01:49 pm
Good point. It has been taken off the "in last year but out this year" list. I've left it on the new list because of the name/ownership change.
bikeroo replying to a comment from Isaac / September 13, 2011 at 03:40 pm
R Square isn't a rename of Quaff, everything changed from owners, to the baristas, machines, food menu, beans and of course the name.
Eric / September 13, 2011 at 06:48 pm
I'm pretty sure White Squirrel, Jet Fuel, and Bulldog were not part of the Toronto Coffee Conspiracy disloyalty card. It was: Dark Horse, Crema, Sam James, Blondie's, Manic, Mercury, and Lit.
Derek / September 13, 2011 at 07:45 pm
Indeed. That was some sloppy linking.
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