Who are we?
We are longtime Cowichan Valley residents who have delighted in all that the community has to offer an active family of four. After over 20 years in the retail coffee industry in Vancouver, most recently with Bean Around the World - Main & 20th, we craved more autonomy over the coffees we serve and decided to dedicate our full energy to the art of roasting. As much as ever, we are a family-run business. On either side of the counter and at both ends of the shipments, we like that these are neighbourly endeavours.
What are we doing?
Buoyed by both innovative producers tending generations-old farms and processing mills as well as seasoned, meticulous coffee importers crisscrossing the globe, we work to bring you their finest coffees roasted in the style we prefer and hope you will enjoy.
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BEAN AROUND THE WORLD - MAIN & 20TH - 2001 - 2017 and returning in 2019 as Foglifter - Vancouver, Canada
ROYAL COFFEE - Since 1978 - Emeryville, California
WEST COAST COFFEE TRADERS - Since 1992 - Sunshine Coast, Canada
What's in there?
We roast on Diedrich IR-12 and tinker on a Huky 500T. We grind coffee on Mahlkonig, Baratza, and Porlex grinders, make espresso on a Rocket Mozzafiato and wander between a Moccamaster, a Chemex, an Aeropress, a Hario V60 and a Bialetti Mokapot at home. All served in cheery Acme & Co. mugs, Dudson standbys or keepsakes picked up on our travels.
WHERE WE SHOP:
ECM Espresso Cappuccino Machines - Burnaby, BC
ESPRESSOTEC - Vancouver, BC
EIGHT OUNCE COFFEE - Calgary, AB
ESPRESSO SUPPLY - Seattle, Washington
TRANSCEND COFFEE - Edmonton, AB
GOURMET WAREHOUSE - Vancouver, BC
RUSSELL FOOD EQUIPMENT - Victoria and Vancouver, BC
Who did that?
Our logo was designed and illustrated by a bastion of creativity and calm, illustrator, letterer and graphic designer, Vancouver-based Ben Didier of Pretty/Ugly Design. Check out his portfolio on Dribble, it's a wonderland of linework, typography and unanticipated wit.