Win the September Issue! (4 are up for grabs!) #CoffeeTime

If you read our last blog post, we recently were nominated for the Canada Post eCommerce awards! Which is awesome! As mentioned, one way that you can help us win is through the consumer voting.

So! To help give you that extra incentive to vote for us, we decided to do a giveaway. We have The September Issue of The Roasters Pack which includes 3 packs of 4 ounces of freshly roasted coffee. 4 of them are up for grabs! Win 1 of the 4 and you'll have enough for over 35 cups of delicious coffee from small-batch Canadian coffee roasters.
September 05, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

Canada Post Award Finalist + The Roasters Pack in the Media?

Woohoo!

We recently found out that we were one of the 3 companies who were selected as Finalists for the 2014 E-Commerce Innovation awards.

It’s unbelievable to us that service that we started 6 months ago is getting recognized. Every single day we’re striving to improve, so it means a lot to us to see others feel positively about what we’re doing as well.

August 26, 2014 — Suneal Pabari
Tags: Press Updates
Cascara, the Coffee Cherry Tea with a How-To Brew Guide

Cascara, the Coffee Cherry Tea with a How-To Brew Guide

Cascara Coffee Tea - Brewing
When the coffee cherry is processed to become the coffee bean that we know and love today, one of the key processes is the removal of the skin that surrounds the bean.

That skin on the fruit of the coffee cherry, also known as the coffee husk (‘husk’ or ‘skin’ translated in Spanish is Cascara, hence the name) is usually either a wasted product of coffee production or used as a fertilizer.

However it can actually make quite a tasty beverage.

 

Kopi Luwak – 4 Reasons why it’s the Crappiest Coffee Available:

Kopi Luwak – 4 Reasons why it’s the Crappiest Coffee Available:

If you haven’t heard of Kopi Luwak, you might know it by what it’s most commonly called – “that cat poo coffee”.

It’s an Indonesian coffee product that has garnered a lot of attention specifically for the fact that a cat/raccoon like animal, the Asian Palm Civet, eats the coffee berry and digests it. From there the coffee is extracted from the excrement, roasted and brewed. Something that has been defecated ruins all preconceived notions of what should taste good - however it’s garnered the allure and the reputation of being the tastiest coffee available.

July 16, 2014 — Suneal Pabari
The Best Iced Coffee Recipes (with Hario V60/Chemex):

The Best Iced Coffee Recipes (with Hario V60/Chemex):

If you’re an avid coffee drinker there are a few options to make your joe better suited for the summer weather. You can go the cold brew route or you can make an iced coffee. Cold brewing can takes about 12 – 18 hours, and we don’t always have that much foresight when we want something caffeinated and cold... which is where a fantastic iced coffee comes into play.

So what are your iced coffee options? We have 3 delicious recipes that are a bit more unique than the rest – one from us, one from the gents over at Hale Coffee (which uses ice cream) & one from de Mello Palhetta (which uses peppermint tea!).

July 08, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

The Coffee Killer - Roya Rust Crisis:

Hemileia vastatrix has been recently covered in our Canadian media. It is bad news. In fact, it is one of the worst things to happen to our beloved coffee crops.

Michael King, owner of Bean North, explains the effect “It is basically devastating the coffee harvest in Central America right now where countries like Guatamala are down 60%. Some of the cooperatives we’ve purchased from for years – like one in El Salvador, has 0 coffee to export this year.”

May 23, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

Win the May Issue of the Roasters Pack! #CoffeeTime

Sharing is caring. We have a package of freshly roasted coffee from artisan roasters around Canada and we'd love to give it to one of you folks reading this!

How can you win?

May 06, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

What is "the Bloom" and why should you care?

If you watched one of our recent videos on how to make coffee in the Hario V60 by Gabriel de Carvalho Dias from Carvalho Coffee, you would have heard him remark this about a coffee bloom:

 

“It’s so beautiful to see this”

This is the specific bloom he was referring to was this:

April 20, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

Where did the word “Coffee” come from?

The history of the coffee plant itself is pretty wild as it meandered its way across the world – from East Africa to the Middle East to Europe and further...
March 21, 2014 — Suneal Pabari
Tags: Learn

What has everyone been saying about The Roasters Pack?

It's been just over 3 weeks since we went live at The Roasters Pack and the last 21 days have been absolutely amazing. The response has been fantastic and it's only motivated us to continue to raise the bar for coffee lovers. We're not one to toot our own horn, so what exactly has everyone else been saying about The Roasters Pack? 

  • BlogTO said that The Roasters Pack is "the subscription club for coffee geeks".
  • Food blogger, Jess of WhereJessAte says "let them do the heavy lifting and every month you’ll be sent a sample of coffee beans you’d never otherwise try."
  • Andrew Youderian says on his podcast that "It's really great coffee, I can vouch first hand it's really great quality coffee, I was drinking it this morning, thoroughly enjoyed it. But what's really cool about them is they provide the stories of those independent roasters... so you can get a sense of where that coffee is coming from"
  • Meshell in your City writes "I love being introduced to things that are completely new to me, so in that sense The Roasters Pack is perfect."
March 12, 2014 — Suneal Pabari
Tags: Press Updates

If the Roasts were Songs... (March Edition)

We recently mailed out the March Issue of the Roasters Pack, which featured Diesel House, Carvalho Coffee & Bean North Coffee. Each one of the roasts had diverse flavors and...
March 07, 2014 — Suneal Pabari

How to Brew a Great cup of Coffee

Gabriel de Carvalho Dias owns a farm in Brazil and is the head roaster at Carvalho Coffee in Oakville, Ontario. His coffee has won awards at the Cup of Excellence and in this article, he shows us how to brew a great cup of coffee.
February 24, 2014 — Suneal Pabari