I have heard it said many times that the American equivalent to Calgary, Alberta is Denver, Colorado. Two cities located in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, two cities situated at a higher elevation, and if I am going to add my own comparison to this list…two cities with absolutely incredible specialty coffee communities. I … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Little Owl Coffee
“You can have whatever you want.” These were the words spoken by the team at Dose Coffee on a warm summer morning when I stopped in the town of Revelstoke, BC to grab a coffee as I continued the long drive from Vancouver to Calgary. But these words weren’t directed to me, but rather to … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Dose Coffee
Years ago my wife and I were down in Southern California on holidays and we both agreed if we ever moved to the USA, there’s no question the San Diego/Encinitas/Oceanside area would be where we’d want to end up. Beautiful beaches, rolling hills, and near perfect weather all year ’round…there’s few other places on earth … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Necessity Coffee
If one month’s feature on a specialty coffee roaster showed how much I am impressed with the coffee culture in Quebec, how about two month’s straight?! I mean it when I say that the province of Quebec, here in Canada, is doing game-changing work to grow the specialty coffee culture not only in their province, … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Saint Henri
Known for its incredible French culture, exciting cuisine, and historical architecture, the province of Quebec is a sought-after destination for many in the USA & Canada who desire all the allure of Europe without the time and cost that it requires to fly half-way across the world. But beyond their penchant for poutine lies another … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Canal
While coffee competitions certainly seek to advance the credibility of specialty coffee, they most certainly also seek to connect its community. And it is exactly this second aspect that I have truly come to appreciate. It was this past summer at Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver where I had the pleasure of meeting Conor Conway. … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Epoch Chemistry
It was just over a year ago now when I began to see some posts from other friends in specialty coffee sharing about a roaster I had never heard of before. This is why I continue to love the specialty coffee community, because in as much as I feel like I have a keen awareness … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Theodore’s Coffee
Believe it or not, I used to live in Saskatchewan. About an hour away from Regina–the home of Amends Coffee Co. Sadly, back in those days (we’re talking early 2000’s) there was NO specialty coffee culture, at least not that I knew of. Thankfully, as the old adage goes, the only constant is change. And … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Amends Coffee Co.
I’m not shy in my love for the city of Phoenix, AZ. It truly feels like a second home for me. And there are few other cities that continue to impress me with the level of growth for specialty coffee roasters than that of here in the Valley of the Sun! And it only seemed … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Moxie Coffee Co.
When you think of the Fraser Valley, and and the city of Chilliwack, there are a number of things that one might think of that begin with the letter “C”… – COWS– CORN– COUNTRY MUSIC …but what about COFFEE? In a city far removed from the world renowned coffee-culture of Vancouver (honestly it feels like … More Coffee Roaster of the Month – Smoking Gun