Airing right now at globalauthority.ca and on youtube is something called Common Grounds TV
. British Columbia natives Nik Green
and Edan Marshall
, the series hosts and creators, take a look at coffee culture across Canada. Last fall they were here in Halifax, and shot some footage.
Green is former cafe owner in Grand Forks, and he and Marshall were interested in putting together a coffee guide for road-trips around BC. "But we thought, 'why not make this thing go all the way across Canada?' So we did," reports Marshall via email. "In there somewhere, Nik went to film school and I did my masters in architecture, and after almost seven years, we found out a way to make it mostly pay for itself: by asking Krups and a few key roasters/cafe's to help us out in exchange for advertising, we were able to cover most of the major expenses of fuel, food and accommodation, which really made the whole thing possible, seeing as neither of us is independently wealthy!"
And why Halifax for a starting point? "Halifax has tremendous history and is full of great buildings and beautiful sights; there also a lot of exceptional cafes in the area, from Two if by Sea in Dartmouth, to Uncommon Grounds back in Halifax."
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