The Roasters Pack

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
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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
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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
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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
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