The trendy little community of Altadore is the place to go for upscale groceries and authentic Greek food, but by the end of the month, we’ll have one more reason to frequent this neighbourhood:
The perfect brew at Monogram Coffee.
Run by a team that collectively has over 20 years of experience with sourcing, roasting, and serving coffee, Monogram is Cafe, collaboration, and a passion project for Jeremy Ho, Benjamin Put, and Justin Eyford.
In 2014, the trio showed up on Calgary’s radar with a successful run of DaDe Gallery pop-up Cafes and the introduction of an industrial mobile espresso cart that allowed them to serve coffee in all corners of the city.
But in 2015, all the focus is on launching a community coffee shop.
Opening up in a small character space that’s designed with a communal table, a stand up bar and a row of bench seating – a look that owner Jeremy Ho describes as being very ‘clean and Scandinavian inspired” – coffee lovers will be treated to artisanal brews with beans sourced from Edmonton’s Transcend coffee company.
With the motto: “Coffee should inspire wonder and warmth,” the owners of Monogram are excited to share their passion with others through education and events that will teach customers tricks and tips to make their own great coffee.
In the months ahead, look out for a series of classes that will include instruction on how to properly brew coffee and espressos, an introduction to brand new brewing methods, and of course, a chance to sample the finished product.
Beyond selling coffee and beans, Monogram will also be the place to pick up an ever-evolving line up of artisanal goodies, like local artist Julia Schumacher’s handmade ceramics and the Polish-made Emalco’s ceramic mugs.
With limited seating and quality coffee, this is sure to be the place to get your caffeine buzz in 2015.