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Although Shatterbox opened more than a year ago I haven't managed to get there quite yet to blog... but I have been impressed by the level of coffee nerdery that I have experienced on every visit! The small espresso bar on Yates Street across from the Harris Green plaza serves beverages and the occasional muffin, but doesn't let its commitment to great caffeination be distracted by much else.
I sat down with owner Kalen to talk about how his journey came to owning Shatterbox, and we ended up getting quite philosophical on the role of the coffee shop in our North American coffee culture vs the cafe culture of Europe where he began his coffee journey, and how he now helps people to find their coffee heaven every day!
We also touched on the role that Shatterbox has played as a community member itself, supporting various community projects and developing their back room into a welcoming community-focused space. I also managed to get a bit of a scoop about what is coming this spring at the Shatterpod food truck spot!