This is not a Holiday Gift Guide.
While I have nothing against holiday gift guides, this is something slightly different. If you happened to watch the “A Coffee Gift Guide for 2020“ from James Hoffmann towards the end of the video he shared about a few coffee roasters that in his opinion are offering some incredible merchandise. (see below)
His comment was, during these difficult times, one of the best ways we can effectively support coffee roasters is to not just purchase their coffee, but also buy their merch!
And that got me and my buddy Daryl Grunau thinking about what were some of our favourite coffee roasters, and what is one item of their merch we felt was worthy of highlighting. So here are a number of great Canadian Coffee Roasters and companies whose gear you should consider picking up if you happen to still be looking for some last-minute holiday shopping…or you just want to treat yourself!
And just remember, many of these roasters have more for merch than just what I have shared here. So take a few minutes to look more closely at their site to see if there is something else you might also like.
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
49th Parallel Roasters: Emily Sheppard Ceramic Mug – These cups are handmade in Vancouver and thoughtfully designed with Emily with coffee drinkers in mind. (LINK) note: currently sold out, but they are anticipating more.
Anchored Coffee: Stoked on Christmas Long Sleeve Tee (LINK)
Analog Coffee: Branded KeepCup (LINK) – Get rid of paper cups forever. The Analog KeepCup is the ultimate reusable takeaway coffee cup, perfect for work, home and everywhere in between.
Bright Jenny: Logo Tee (LINK) – Screen Printed by those guys with wonderful smiles at Cool Hand Print Co, these T-Shirts are outrageously comfy and will make it known to the world that you have fantastic taste in both coffee and style.
Detour Coffee: Canvas Tote Bag (LINK) – Their large silkscreened canvas tote highlights some of our favourite seasonal label artwork from our Single Origin releases.
Eight Ounce Coffee: Cycling Jersey (LINK) – The Eight Ounce cycling jersey is perfect for hanging out at the coffee shop, whether you’re into cycling – or you just want people to think that you are! Oh yeah, and this beauty is made of UPF 50 rated fabric, to help keep you protected from the effects of sun exposure.
House of Funk Roasting: Vinyl Jacket (LINK) – Their symbol logo is printed in white vinyl on the back, and “House of Funk” is printed in white vinyl across the left side of the chest.
Monogram Coffee: Loveramics Diner Mug (LINK) – Discover your new go-to diner mug. The specifically designed round continuous curve interior profile allows our coffee’s aroma to develop to its fullest. The mug has a noticeably heavy and durable weight, making each lift and sip a pleasure.
Phil & Sebastian Coffee: Community Wise Pin Set (LINK) – All the proceeds will go to Calgary-based CommunityWise. CommunityWise has been around for over 40 years and they are a hub and resource centre for many local charities – they provide space, resources, coaching and fundraising support to many organizations in Calgary.
Pilot Coffee Roasters: Miir Travel Tumbler (LINK) – The Travel Tumbler keeps your morning coffee or tea hot or cold longer with a leak proof lid that prevents you from spilling your drink. Featuring double wall vacuum insulated design, this stainless steel Travel Tumbler will fit in both your cup holder and daily routine.
Rabbit Hole Roasters: Enamel Mug (LINK) – Just a little rabbit cup to follow you in your camping or travelling adventures. More of an indoor person? You can still use it to dive deep down the coffee rabbit hole!
Revolver Coffee: Coffee T-Shirt (LINK) – T-Shirt with ‘Coffee’ in the Revolver font.
Roasti Coffee: Cuffed Toque (LINK) – Knit Touque with Turn Up Cuff.
Rogue Wave + Niche Create: Pour Over Enamel Pins (LINK) – Created by Niche Create – one of our customers who has now made several coffee project for many other roasters in Canada.
Rooftop Coffee Roasters: Mount Fernie Mesh Hat (LINK) – Step out of our coffee bar onto Main Street, and the first thing you see is Mount Fernie, this trucker hat lets you rep the mountain views that surround us here at Rooftop HQ. Nylon front panel and black mesh back panels. Snapback so it’s fully adjustable.
Rosso Coffee Roasters: Rosso Coffee Cap (LINK) – Rosso Coffee Roasters black baseball cap. Under-brim coffee cherries illustrated by Calgary based Em Hen Art.
Sought x Found: Caffeinated Cat Tote (LINK) – Sturdy tote to bring with you shopping – for your favourite coffee beans, brewing gear, or everyday grocery! Designed and illustrated in-house with a healthy dose of poor poetry.
Thom Bargen: Enamel Mug (LINK) – Strong and durable, Enamel Co has been making mugs by hand in Poland for over 100 years. Perfect for camping or the kitchen, TBCR.
Transcend Coffee: Coffee Tee (LINK) – The Edmonton Skyline made of brewing equipment was designed by former Transcend Barista, and now well established artist Justina Smith.
LOOKING FOR COFFEE GEAR?
If you are looking for coffee gear this holiday season, then my suggestion as it always is, would be to check out the amazing people at EIGHT OUNCE COFFEE SUPPLY. Or you can check out some other great gear options by checking out my GEAR tab.
The reality is, that the choices we make this holiday season will have a HUGE impact on the amazing coffee roasters, business, and cafes that we all love so much.
And so if you have the ability to support any of these great roasters I know they would be greatly appreciative of it, and it will make a significant impact
But did I miss any great coffee roasters here in Canada that have some incredible merch? Let me know in the comments below and I will add them to this list.