Coffee Beans in Returnable Bottles from Balluchon


Coffee is one of the early foods to have got the green buzz, and so many places now sell fair trade, shade grown, solar dried, bird friendly and organic beans that we rarely even write about it any more. However, Raymond of Toronto's Balluchon café adds another feature to the green mix: he packs his beans in mason jars and sells them with a two dollar deposit. And we love deposit systems!

On the right is Michael Schmidt of Glencolton Farms, who was busted for illegally selling raw milk, and is defending himself in court next month. The pair of them served me a fabulous raw milk latté at the Brewers Plate Dinner.

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