Inside Regard Coffee Roasters
Regard Coffee Roasters is on a mission to bring good coffee to Nanaimo and while there is nothing easy about opening shop in Nanaimo they're enjoying the challenge. Working with a limited budget the build out of the cafe has been constantly evolving since they opened this spring.
Brewed coffee at the cafe is prepared by the cup on Hario V60s or Aeropress while espresso drinks are made on their red La Marzocco Linea that was picked up from Commercial Drive's Little Nest when they closed in 2013. You can also find a selection of teas brought in from Victoria's Jaga Silk along with fresh baked goods from Lantzvile's Riso Foods.
Along with the cafe, Regard Coffee is also roasting their own coffee. The Probat roaster that sits in the back of the cafe is still being rebuilt so roasting currently happens off-site.
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