13 Years of Consistency
"I realized what people wanted was quality and consistency daily."
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Highly accessible medium roasts that are easy to brew and, most importantly, delicious to drink.
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- Region: Sidama
- Farm: Various Smallholder
- Varietal: Heirloom Varieties
- Altitude: 1900 - 2200 m.a.s.l
- Processing: Washed
Thirteen 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.
About our Service
A major component of our success, and authority on quality comes from our experience and expertise with coffee equipment.
150 King St. West
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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