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2021
2022

Republica Coffee Roasters

Rooted in the traditions of a coffee-oriented community, Republica Coffee Roasters strives to provide ethically sourced, fair-trade coffee to consumers across the Greater Vancouver area.

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Firebat Coffee Roasters

Firebat coffee roasters is a family-owned and operated, small-batch specialty coffee roaster based in Oakville, ON. Their journey began in El Salvador with a dream to provide ethically sourced, sustainably grown, and direct-trade coffee to consumers in Canada. Co-founder Gustavo Castelar tells us more.

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Kapé Philippine Coffee

Kapé ('coffee' in Filipino) is Vancouver's first Philippine specialty coffee brand. 
Co-founders Iona and Paola Fresnoza started Kapé as a social venture with a dream to 
connect cultures through coffee.  
We chat with Iona to learn more about Kapé and trace her journey into the world of 
specialty coffee.

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Motherlode Coffee Roasters

Calgary's only female and LGBTQ+ roasting team founded Motherlode coffee to make a difference by donating to charities that support gender equality.  Meet the women behind Motherlode Coffee Roasters - Frieda Cornejo and Karissa Savage.

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East Van Roasters

Located at the historic Rainier Hotel building, East Van Roasters was conceived as a social enterprise program by the PHS Community Services Society. They make one of the finest coffee and bean to bar chocolate using single-origin, direct and fair trade beans. We chat with Olivia Suddaby – Head Roaster.

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Emily Lehnen & Tim Knutton - Counterpart Coffee

Squamish-based entrepreneurs Emily Lehnen and Tim Knutton have created a local favorite brand with Counterpart Coffee. We caught up with the co-owners to give us an insight into their roasting journey, the seasonal blends and what makes Counterpart so special.

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Matt Johnson - Prototype Coffee

Meet Matt Johnson from Prototype Coffee. He tells us about his roasting journey, experimenting with innovative processing techniques and gives us some grinding tips.

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