Last week was great for Vancouver, and not just because Grouse has a great base and the Canucks are on a bit of roll. Last week, TED – the iconic summit of the world’s top minds in technology, entertainment and design (TED for short) — announced it is moving its annual West Coast conference to Vancouver and Whistler, BC in 2014, after 29 years in California. This is a HUGE win […]
Quality has always been a cornerstone of Salt Spring Coffee’s values as a artisan roaster of organic coffee. The process started with our founders who in the 1980s grew a large organic garden on Salt Spring Island, and sold their fresh, high-quality produce at the local market. When they began roasting coffee in the 1990s, their taste for the best beans and their values as farmers meant introducing the first […]
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2012 was a year of refinement for Salt Spring Coffee. We continued to push the envelope on pioneering sustainable business practices, we deepened our relationships with the farmers who grow our coffee, gave back in many ways to the community, and launched new packaging. We had a ton of fun along the way connecting with our customers through great tasting coffee, shared our story at various events and rolled out […]
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When you’re given the choice between paper or plastic bags at the grocery store, what’s the best option? Neither of course, because you’ve brought your own. The same is true for coffee cups. Salt Spring Coffee has been searching for a green paper coffee cup for nearly ten years and while we haven’t yet found the ultimate solution, we’ve learned a lot along the way. The search began in 2003 […]
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Last October, just over a year since our last trip to “origin” where some of Salt Spring Coffee beans are grown, I made a quick stop in Colombia before visiting one farm and three groups in Peru to connect with the amazing coffee-growers we trade with. The first stop in Colombia was to attend Let’s Talk Coffee 2012 – a renowned conference for specialty coffee producers and roasters committed to […]
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