Donning a raccoon coat, an Issey Miyake sweater, and a suave hat, “Eddie” Creed was a man of refined taste and style. In an effort to capture that spirit, we created a big and bold exclusive coffee bean as a tribute to the legend himself.
The name “Cinque” comes from a classic retelling of Eddie’s travels to Italy. One evening, Eddie ordered a “Sanka” in hopes of receiving an instant decaffeinated coffee as this was a popular brand at the time. To his surprise and delight, the waiter misunderstood and returned with five shots of espresso. She had interpreted his request as “cinque” or five in Italian. It was from this encounter that “Cinque” was born out of humour and happenstance.
Our diligent, tried-and-true house espresso roast, has been with us from the start. This unwavering roast is designed to produce a big-bodied shot packed with flavour and complexity that can hold its own when combined with milk.
While we rotate its component parts depending on the season, its defining feature is a fine balance of dark fruit, Swiss chocolate and nutty tones with medium acidity, tailor-made to stand the test of time.