I’d be really surprised if you’ve not seen the 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters bags in your coffee shop visits in Vancouver.

Their trademark teal coloured bags seem to be springing up all over the place these days, with specialty coffee shops itching to have them on their shelves and Whole Foods stocking them as well.

Why is this? It’s because 49th Parallel beans are so bloody good! Probably one of the most accessible beans in Vancouver to the newbie and veteran alike, there’s a good reason why their reach is all the way down to LA and all the way over to the UK.

What you’ll get in their West 4th location is some consistently amazing coffee drinks, served up by some really friendly baristas, in a bright and airy venue, accompanied by some face meltingly delicious donuts.

Vancouver Coffee Snob Recommendation: Start with a cappuccino and a lemon meringue donut. Immediately photograph for Instagram and watch the imaginary internet points flood in. Follow up by channeling your inner hipster with a single origin filter coffee and apple fritter. So help me, that better end up on Instagram too. #skinnyjeans

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, 2198 West 4th Avenue, 604-420-4901, www.49thcoffee.com

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Last modified: January 8, 2017

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