Making holiday-themed drinks at home for your loved ones is VERY simple with Torani’s holiday themed syrups!

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The perfect festive and comforting coffee house beverage for a cold and snowy day! I am once again featuring products I received from Buy Coffee Canada, including their fresh ground coffee, the Perfect Pod EZ Cup for Keurig and Torani Syrup! The results are fantastic and I am excited to have a delicious festive beverage to serve our guests over the holidays.



  1. Brew coffee on small setting to brew a strong cup of coffee (I used the small 7.25 oz setting on our Keurig).
  2. Stir in 2 tsp of syrup into the coffee.
  3. Heat milk in a milk frother in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and use the plunger to froth the milk. Pour milk into coffee and then dollop the milk…

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Choosing a coffee roast can be a difficult decision when trying to find something similar to what you’ve enjoyed elsewhere. While artisan roasters will have relatively similar roast levels, in-store coffee brands and national coffee shops will have a darker roast than what you might get at an artisan roaster. Here are some guidelines in deciding what roast you might enjoy.

While it’s sad that fall is settling in (it actually snowed in parts of Alberta!), the up-side is that those delicious fall-themed drinks that we’ve come to love from Starbucks and Second Cup are back! Whether you’re a fan of salted caramel, pumpkin spice or chai, we have options from Torani to make these all right in the comfort of your home (at a fraction of the cost!).

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Italian Sodas are simple to make right at home, with the same ingredients that high end coffee shops like Second Cup or Starbucks use. While simple to make, they’re undeniably refreshing and very versatile – they can be enjoyed at just about any time of day.

While you might end up paying $4.50 at a cafe for a glass or cup, the exact same thing can be made at home for about $0.50. If you’re from Canada, you can get Italian Soda Syrups from


Italian Soda Recipe

  • 3/4 Ice Cubes
  • 1 ounce  Flavoured Syrup (4 pumps, or 2 tablespoons)
  • Glass Club Soda or Sparkling Water

There are a couple flavoured syrup options on the market, with high end brands like Torani and Monin leading the way. The small squeeze bottles you can find in the grocery stores typically have a terrible flavour compared to the real syrups.

Lime Refresher

A refresher is simply a chilled green tea with a bit of carbonation and the same flavourings you use in the Italian Sodas. They’re similar to the Italian Soda with the exception of a bit of caffeine from the tea. Quite simple to make, they’re made from:

  1. Ice (3/4 glass)
  2. Flavoured Syrup (1 ounce)
  3. Green Tea (1/2 glass with ice)
  4. Club Soda or Sparkling Water (1/2 glass with ice)

Feeling adventurous? You can use black tea instead of green tea, which works well with flavours like Vanilla or Coconut. White teas go great with lighter, fruity flavours like Blueberry.

The Dominican has a unique climate that is actually close to Jamaica, with nearly-ideal conditions for growing high-quality, flavourful coffee. This tropical paradise has some of the best-developed beans in the world, with rich soil, proper sunlight and cross-winds that nourish the coffee trees. All this means the beans develop lots of flavour.

Dominican Fair Trade Organic Coffee BeansCanadians are becoming more conscientious of social and health issues as time comes on, and this Fair Trade Certified ensures that the farmer is being better compensated than typical commodity coffee, and the Organic certification ensures that the coffee has less unhealthy pesticides and herbicides. All this makes for a delicious cup of coffee, better than what you would find at most cafes in Canada.

For more varieties, see our selection of Fair Trade Coffees in Canada.

Fair Trade Products SoldWe’re proud to be a part of the Fair Trade movement, which sees millions of pounds of coffee bought at above-market-rates every year.