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This June 26, 2019, photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh. Starbucks customers in Canada will soon be able to down fake meat with their Frappuccinos. The coffee chain said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that it will soon start selling a sandwich featuring a meat-free patty from Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based company whose patties are already found at other fast food chains. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Fake meat and a latte? Starbucks adds Beyond Meat in Canada

The Seattle roaster has talked about introducing plant-based patties in the U.S., but has yet to do so

This June 26, 2019, photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh. Starbucks customers in Canada will soon be able to down fake meat with their Frappuccinos. The coffee chain said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that it will soon start selling a sandwich featuring a meat-free patty from Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based company whose patties are already found at other fast food chains. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Heartwood, a folk-roots duo, will be the featured performers at the Java Jive, located at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entrance is by donation ($7 suggested). (Facebook/Heartwood)

Folk-roots duo play Metchosin’s music coffee house

Event takes place at 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22

Heartwood, a folk-roots duo, will be the featured performers at the Java Jive, located at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entrance is by donation ($7 suggested). (Facebook/Heartwood)
Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)

Colwood approves pop-up coffee shop made of shipping containers

Sequoia Coastal Coffee to open in Royal Bay neighbourhood by summer

Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)
Discovery coffee will host the 2020 National Barista Championships this spring. (Wikimedia Commons)

Victoria coffee shop hosts national barista championships

Discovery Coffee will host the 2020 National Barista Championships March 13-15

Discovery coffee will host the 2020 National Barista Championships this spring. (Wikimedia Commons)
A new company in Victoria is hoping to offer a reusable option for coffee drinkers. (Facebook/The Nulla Project)

Victoria residents launch reusable coffee cup exchange program in downtown area

The Nulla Cup project is available at several downtown businesses

A new company in Victoria is hoping to offer a reusable option for coffee drinkers. (Facebook/The Nulla Project)
The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria tea shop switches to plastic tea bags

Murchie’s Tea and Coffee says the transition is temporary

The loose-leaf tea has traditionally been sold in paper bags, but in the past two months, customers noticed a transition to plastic, Ziploc-style bags instead. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria woman Ashley Deiter owns Mask and Mantle Cat Cafe, a project she hopes to open soon in Victoria (Screenshot/Kickstarter)

Victoria woman one step closer to opening region’s first cat cafe

Ashley Deiter’s Kickstarter page surpassed its goal, making the Mask and Mantle Cafe a possibility

Victoria woman Ashley Deiter owns Mask and Mantle Cat Cafe, a project she hopes to open soon in Victoria (Screenshot/Kickstarter)
The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Local food banks get surprise call from Starbucks

The Oak Bay Ave. location will be donating baked goods to two groups in Greater Victoria

The Oak Bay Ave. Starbucks, pictured Jan. 28. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)