With how much Canadians love their coffee, it’s no wonder that some of the best craft coffees are roasted here in Canada! Here is a list of 5 unique Canadian roasters, who offer some of our favourite whole bean coffees.
1. Propeller Coffee Co. – Toronto, Ontario
Propeller Coffee Co. is a small batch, specialty roaster that has been providing Toronto with high quality beans since 2013. Their perfectly roasted beans are sourced from experienced farmers worldwide. Not only are they recognized locally for their amazing coffee, they have also won many awards, most recently recognized with the “2016 Micro Roaster of the Year” award from Roast Magazine!
Ace Espresso Whole Bean – Seasonal blend of premium coffees with incredible acidity, sweetness and body.
Turbo Espresso Whole Bean – Central and South American Coffee blend with a rich body and sweet flavours of molasses and chocolate.
Ethiopian Sidama Guji Whole Bean – Medium Roast, Ethiopian Coffee with flavours of lemon, orange and brown sugar.
2. Balzac’s Coffee Roasters – Stoney Creek, Ontario
Balzac’s is an ECS Coffee office favourite! This coffee roaster is french inspired and named after the 19th century French novelist and consummate coffee aficionado, Honoré de Balzac. Balzac’s Coffee Roasters focuses on creating artisanal, sustainable, local and natural coffee. Balzac’s has been offering Fair Trade Organic coffee since 1997 and prides themselves on their fine quality and preparation techniques.
Balzac’s Atwood Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Medium roast South & Central American blend coffee with flavours of caramel and cocoa. Certified Bird Friendly!
Balzac’s Farmer’s Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Medium roast 100% arabica coffee with a clean acidity.
Balzac’s Espresso Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Dark roast 100% arabica coffee with a deep, rich crema.
Balzac’s La Nuit Tranquille SWP Decaf Whole Bean Coffee – Medium roast/stout roast Swiss Water Processed decaf coffee with a blend of Columbian and Sumatran 100% arabica coffee.
Balzac’s Celebes Kalossi Whole Bean Coffee – Medium roast / stout roast 100% arabica coffee from Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a rich, smooth, full-bodied and vibrant taste.
Balzac’s Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Medium roast / marble roast 100% arabica coffee with a bold, rounded and generous taste.
3. 49th Parallel – Vancouver, British Columbia
49th Parallel is a micro brewery that believes each cup of coffee should be a delicious representation of the region it is from. They pay close attention to every step in their roasting process – right down to where the beans are grown and who is growing them. They even work directly with their farmers to ensure the beans are growing in the right conditions. With such attention to detail, it is easy to see how their coffees and espressos are considered to be high end specialty roasts.
Epic Espresso Whole Bean -Light roast espresso with floral, clean and sweet tasting notes.
Old School Espresso Whole Bean -Medium / dark roast espresso, with cocoa, caramel and sweet molasses tasting notes.
Longitude 123ºW Blend Whole Bean – Medium roast coffee with sweet, dried fruit, and nut tasting notes.
4. Reunion Island Coffee Roasters – Oakville, Ontario
Founded in 1995, Reunion Island Coffee offers coffee and espresso that is not only Certified Fair Trade and Organic, but also Rainforest Alliance Certified*. Reunion Island is Canada’s largest roaster that is completely powered by renewable energy.
Firefly SWP Decaf Whole Bean– Swiss Water Processed medium roast decaf coffee with flavours of caramelized sugar, dark chocolate and a clean finish.
Bullet Espresso Whole Bean – A Heavy, full bodied Medium roast 100% arabica coffee with flavours of black currant, milk chocolate, and an easy finish.
Columbia Las Hermosas Whole Bean – Medium Roast 100% arabica coffee from South Tolima, Columbia. A creamy coffee with flavours of orange, milk chocolate and almond.
Privateer Dark Whole Bean– Dark Roast 100% arabica coffee from Columbia & Peru. A smoky and balanced coffee with flavours of chocolate, pepper and toasted marshmallow.
Donut Shop Blend Whole Bean – Medium Roast 100% arabica coffee with a smooth taste and full aroma.
5. Planet Bean Coffee – Guelph, Ontario
Originating in Guelph in 1997, Planet Bean Coffee roasts certified fair trade and organic gourmet arabica coffee. They roast with sustainability in mind, aiming to reduce their ecological footprint, and to advance organic production.
Peruvian Cafe Femenino Whole Bean – A full bodied, medium roast single origin coffee from Northern Peru.
Mexican Dark Chiapas Whole Bean – A well balanced, dark roast single origin coffee with smokey and spicy flavours.
Freedom Fighter Whole Bean – A rich and flavourful full bodied dark roast coffee.
Morning Glory Whole Bean – A medium roast with a touch of dark beans.
*Rainforest Alliance Certified – Products with this seal use ingredients from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests. These farms and forests are managed according to rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria designed to conserve wildlife; safeguard soils and waterways; protect workers, their families and local communities; and increase livelihoods in order to achieve true, long-term sustainability.