Category: Canada

Coming from Canada: The Precision-Focused Lapera DS Espresso Machine

A Montreal-based boutique machine startup called Lapera is soon to release its debut product, the Lapera DS, a high-quality, direct-plumb manual lever espresso machine. The single-group machine is built...

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Aegis Sells Canadian Coffee Giant Second Cup to Foodtastic for US$11 Million

Ontario, Canada-based Aegis Brands is selling 45-year-old Canadian coffee retail giant Second Cup Coffee Co. for $14 million CAD (approximately $11 million USD) to Quebec-based restaurant franchising specialist Foodtastic....

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With Experts and Prizes, Leaderboard Makes a Game of Coffee Subscriptions

Putting the “fun” back into “coffee education is fundamental,” a new Canadian-born game called “Leaderboard: The Coffee Game” is encouraging coffee connoisseurship while offering a bevy of prizes. Leaderboard...

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Kathleen Edwards on Music, Quitters Coffee and Cafe Culture

Throughout celebrated musician Kathleen Edwards‘ catalogue are sympathetic narrators teetering above vast emotional precipices, looking for soft landing spots or threatening to fly away altogether. In 2014, Edwards famously...

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Canadian Office Coffee Supplier Suggests Employers Buy Home Coffee

As offices everywhere have slowed dramatically or shut down entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, office coffee suppliers everywhere have felt the pinch. Canadian coffee company Van Houtte Coffee...

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Montreal Roaster Dispatch Coffee Raises Nearly $1 Million USD to Expand

Montreal, Quebec-based roasting and retail company Dispatch Coffee has raised $1.26 million (approximately $960,000 USD) in seed funding to support growth plans throughout Canada. Founded by Chrissy Durcak in...

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Cafe Pista Pedals Through with New Roastery Cafe in Montreal

It’s been an invigorating ride since the bicycle cart beginnings of Montreal’s six-year-old Cafe Pista, which recently opened its third retail coffee bar with a roastery all its own....

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Harken Coffee Calls in Vancouver BC’s Japantown Neighborhood

Lauded barista and former Audabe Coffee proprietor Eldric Stuart has opened a new shop in the Japantown neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, called Harken Coffee, with house-roasted coffees a...

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COVID-19 Has Dramatically Reshaped Coffee Retail, According to New SCA/Square Report

Major shifts in specialty coffee retail have taken place during the course of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States, including exponential upticks in curbside and pickup orders,...

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Gustavo Castelar of Firebat Coffee Roasters on the Joys of Salvadoran Specialty Coffee

Of all the small roasteries to open throughout Southern Ontario in recent years, few are able to offer as direct a connection to coffee’s origin than Firebat Coffee Roasters....

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