For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press Review

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewCalling all lovers of tea and coffee: A new coffee shop just recently opened a little under a month ago in Central Richmond, called Fresh Press, which serves delicious local and fairtrade coffee, teas, and pastries!

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewFresh Press is owned and ran by a mother and daughter team, Questa and Wendy. From what I learned, they’ve been working hard on this for about a year with tons of dedication, commitment, sweat, and tears (of happiness) to finally be able to hold a successful launch.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewI absolutely love the interior design of this cafe. Although it is quite small, the feel of it is cozy and comfortable, and the tiled walls and rustic decor makes the whole place seemingly more spacious. The coffee shop is quite bright inside as well. There are also a couple tables and chairs and a bar, as well as some outlets, for those who want to come in and study, work, or have a chat.

And now, the drinks!

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewMy friend, Carolyn, ordered their London Fog, and I ordered the Earl Grey.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewI found the Earl Grey tea to be absolutely delicious. I wouldn’t have minded a bigger cup as the tea was a bit strong, but I loved the idea of using a french press to make the tea. Nothing beats steeping loose tea leaves.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewThe Earl Grey was so good I just had to ask what kind of tea they were using; JUSTEA. I haven’t heard of it, but after just visiting their website, it appears that Justea is a fairtrade company that supports fair wages and sustainability for Kenyan tea farmers. That’s a great cause to support.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewYum yum. I didn’t get a chance to try the pastries but they look so fresh and good!

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewA cute coffee shop that also supports local coffee and ingredients, and here showing East Van Roasters! What’s not to love?

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewMy delicious cup of Earl Grey tea.

And of course, Fresh Press has plenty of other drinks and treats to offer.

The menu is as follows:
Latte: $4.00
Americano: $2.75
Cappucino: $3.25
Espresso: $2.25
Macchiato: $2.75
Pour Over Drip: $2.75

Tea: $2.50
London Fog: $3.75
Chai Tea Latte: $3.75
Hot Chocolate: $4.75
Mocha: $4.75

Butter Croissants: $2.80
Almond Croissants: $3.80
Biscotti: $1.50
Rugalech: $1.50
Scone: $3.50

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewHere I am, watching Questa and her mother working hard, happily (look at Questa’s smile!), as I sip on my hot and yummy tea.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewAnd then I walked around and explored the coffee shop a little. Here, you can see natural wooden wall-shelves with some cute decor, showcasing East Van Roasters chocolate bars and coffee beans! And the books are authentic (not fake), really old, and are available for you to read. Just be gentle with them.

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewUnfortunately the coffee shop does close a bit early compared to the major coffee chains like Starbucks, Waves, and Blenz. Nonetheless if you have some time or are driving along No.3 Road, it’s definitely worth it to drop in and get a drink, because the drinks definitely beat the ones at major coffee places.

Their availability is:
Monday to Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

For Coffee & Tea Lovers: Fresh Press ReviewYup, Fresh Press is on social media. Show the newly opened coffee shop some love and support by following them!

 

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