Cars and coffee is a global movement where automotive enthusiasts get together to show off their prized machines and shoot the breeze over a cup of coffee. They’re the kind of open-to-anybody events that bring car lovers together, whether they’re driving million-dollar exotics or just a beloved old beater. With that being said, there seems to be a strong correlation between caffeine and petrol. BMW Laval, one of Canada’s largest BMW retailers, was quick to capitalize on this by introducing the Autogrill; an integrated coffee bar where customers can enjoy a quality cup of coffee while they visit the dealership.
The fashion industry moves way too fast. One day you walk out the door wearing a deep v-neck t-shirt, looking like a total stud, and the next day people are calling you a douchebag. In today’s society it can be quite difficult to keep up with current fashion trends as they are continually evolving. What might have been the coolest thing to wear a few seasons ago can now be totally outdated. This social phenomenon can also be seen in the food industry. “Organic”, “vegan”, “clean eating” and “healthy” are words we commonly see on television and read in social media. Celebrity chefs often remind us that using locally sourced produce not only encourages small businesses, but can also have certain health benefits. One of the most talked about trends at the moment is farm-to-table; a movement which promotes acquiring food directly from the producer. In coffee circles, this movement is often referred to as “third wave coffee”. Last week we paid a visit to Café Névé Laval, one of the top players in Montreal’s third wave coffee scene. Going in skeptical but intrigued, we left with a growing interest in this popular trend.