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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!).

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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.”

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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?

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