Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ethiopian Coffee Canada

Ethiopian coffees seem to be gaining in quality every year, and this year is no exception. We have some fantastic Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Ethiopian Limu in stock that our customers have been enjoying.

Ethiopia is the "birthplace" of coffee, with it's name supposedly originating from the Kaffa forests. Despite being one of the original places for coffee beans, the culture isn't well established enough or as advanced as some other countries and the bean quality varies tremendously from one location to another.

It's not uncommon to see uneven roast colours from even the best quality ethiopian coffees. Some regions dry process their coffees, some regions wash theirs, and the Sidamo region does both!

The Yirgacheffe and and Limu have a lighter body and less earthy and wild tastes in their cup compared to the dry processed varieties. Much like fresh produce, when harvested at the peak of the season the coffees are some of the best in the world.

Friday, September 28, 2012

What Are Umpqua Oats?

Umpqua Oats have rolled on to the scene and are now available at a number of retailers. Touted as being all-natural, the oats are minimally processed rolled-oats, which makes it more like a proper bowl of Oatmeal rather than mush. With a number of different mixes that include dried fruits and nuts, there's a flavour for everyone.

Umpqua oats are available in single serving 12-oz containers. Simply open the top, add hot water to it, put the lid back on for 2-3 minutes and it's ready to eat! Because it's steamed and pressed instead of mills, you get thick, full oats instead of a soup.

Oatmeal makes a great food first thing in the morning, and is easily prepared. With a low GI score and loaded with nutrients, it will keep you fuller for longer than other alternatives and provide more nutrients. High end cafes everywhere are offering oatmeal as a point-of-sale item to go with the morning coffee their regulars pick up. With it's visually appealing package, Umpqua oats are sure to catch your customer's attention and make for a great upsell. Preparing it for them is simple and mess-free - just add the hot water as required by the instructions and send them off with it!

Umpqua Oats are available in:
R U Nutz? Indulge yourself with this unforgettably delicious nut lover's delight. Crunchy almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds make for a protein packed meal.
Kick Start Kick start your morning with this super premium blend of fruits and nuts, including anti-oxidant rich wild blueberries. It's simply oatmeal perfection.
Jackpot This blend of delicious berries and pecans will "hit the Jackpot" with a big, juicy flavour reminiscent of old fashioned cobbler. We're betting you'll love it!
Mostly Sunny This vibrant mix of Granny Smite Apples, cranberries and raisins is sure to brighten your day. This "fruit-only" blend captures a variety of Pacific Northwest Flavours.
Old School Jam-packed with tart Granny Smith Apples, this mouth watering blend also includes juicy cranberries, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Wildly delicious!
Lei'd Back Sun, sand and a cup of Lei'd back. This island-inspired blend of macadamia nuts, cashews, coconuts and papaya is truly a vacation in a cup!
Not Guilty Clean eating for a clean conscience! This all-natural unsweetened oatmeal is loaded with Granny Smith Apples, Wild Blueberries, organic flax and chia seeds.
Square One This is our "keep it simple blend". We went back to "square one" and created a basic oatmeal that is slightly sweetened with pure cane juice, but contains no mix-ins.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Torani Syrup Sale - Buy Coffee Canada

torani syrup sale
This weekend only - Buy Coffee Canada is offering a sale on Torani Syrups. Get your favourite flavous for just $9.95, so stock up and try some new flavours!

Torani has a massive lineup of over 100 syrups, including regular syrups and sugar-free versions sweetened with Splenda. This makes them perfect for anybody - from those who simply enjoy a little flavour to those looking to add some spice back into their diet. The syrups are now available right in Canada so that you don't have to pay excessive shipping fees.

Whether you're looking for Caramel or Vanilla for your daily coffee/latte, or a Peach or Raspberry to make an ice-cold Italian Soda on a hot summer day, you'll find something to tickle your fancy. With close to 90 years of flavoured syrup experience under their belt, Torani knows what customers want and people are never disappointed.

Buy Coffee Canada stocks thousands of bottles direct from Torani, holding one of the largest inventories in Canada. By cutting out the middle man, we're able to offer the best prices on Torani's huge lineup of delicious products. Taking advantage of this deal is one thing you won't have to say you're sorry about, Eh.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bodum Pavina Double Walled Glasses

bodum pavina double wall glasses
Bodum's Pavina Double Wall Glasses offer a very neat, very elegantly designed glass for cafes to serve their customer both hot and cold drinks. The contents of the glass are fully visible thanks to 2 layers of Borosilicate glass, which offers higher heat resistance and higher strength for it's weight.

Measuring a relatively tiny 3" Diameter x 3.5" Height, they are easy to hold in your hand and don't require a handle due to their heat-resistance. The air space between the double walls is ventilated at the base of the glass to allow hot air to escape and prevents a build up of pressure within the glass.

Bodum is known world-wide for high quality french presses, and is an expert in designing products meant for hot beverages. With the new double-walled glasses they are adding an additional way to present cups of coffee to patrons of your cafe, that is sure to leave an impression.

Not only meant for hot drinks, they can be used for iced drinks as well. It's recommended that the liquid be placed in the cup before the water to prevent any damage.

They can be found and purchased for coffee shops all across Canada at

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kenya AA Coffee Beans in Canada

Kenyan AA Coffee beans originate from Kenya, and are classified by their "AA" status - "AA" being the largest size beans, which deliver the fullest flavour in coffee because they contain the most of the "essential flavouring" that is present in the oils.

Kenyan AA Coffees are grown and cultivated on plateaus. They make up some of the well shaped and densest coffee beans on the market. Their preparation ensures that as much of the taste-containing oils are kept, giving the beans an amazing aroma and unique flavour by coffee experts.

The beans are wet-processed in a tank after having the skin of the coffee cherry peeled off, meaning that they are left to soak in a fermentation tank. This process allows the bean's own enzymes to loosen residue off their surface. After being removed from the soaking tank, the residue forms a paper-like layer on the outside of the bean which can then be easily removed using a mechanical huller. The beans are subsequently sorted by their size in the milling stage.

To get the best taste out of your Kenya "AA" Beans, you should be ordering from a roaster who is familiar with processing and roasting the Kenyan "AA" Beans. BuyCoffeeCanada is proud to offer the perfect roast for your coffee beans, which are only roasted and ground after your order has been placed. This ensures you get the freshest beans possible, delivering the best possible taste.

Kenyan Coffee Regulations

The national Kenyan Coffee Board works alongside the small farmers to maintain a consistency among the quality of coffee that is exported. Ranked as the 3rd largest export from Kenya, the milling and marketing of the coffees are carried out by cooperatives who maintain a base-level of quality. This ensures that the reputation of the beans is upheld by everybody in the region, benefiting the consumers as well as the growers. The Coffee Board makes sure that all its' farmers (large or small) are countinuously educated about the cultural and agricultural aspects of their roles.

The Kenyan Government is a large proponent of the coffee industry (since it accounts for a large percentage of its' exports). It reinvests constantly in the research and development of its' coffees. Development of strains of coffee that is resistant to disease have been pushed as an economically viable alternative, though the world-wide community has met the claims with doubt. The new strain - while tougher - tends to be lacking in taste and many of the distinctly Kenyan subtleties. In blind taste tests, the genetically altered strains have been completely different from traditional Kenyan beans.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cafe Supplier Canada

Being a Canadian Cafe isn't always easy, but it can be very rewarding. Often it's difficult to find suppliers for products like Syrups or Sauces which are abundantly available in the U.S., but hard to find from a Canadian supplier. Instead of paying excessive shipping fees (compounded with border taxes), consider purchasing from a Canadian Cafe Supplier like Coffee Contractor.

A huge number of different coffee beans from different origins are offered through the site, ranging from Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee to Brazil Santos Coffee. They have the ability to roast and grind them to the Cafe's specifications (if the Cafe doesn't have their own grinder), or send out the Green Beans for Cafes to roast and grind themselves.

Other Products
Cafes sell more than just coffee and tea, they're actually loved for the elaborate drinks people can't make at home. Whether it's a Caramel Macchiato or just a large Latte with Vanilla Bean Flavouring, people depend on coffee shops to add a bit of variety and life to their daily routine. You can find a nearly full selection of Torani Syrups, Sauces and Smoothie Mixes over at Coffee Contractor.

With no minimum orders and aggressive Canadian pricing, it's ideal for Cafes large and small. You'll want to register in advance to get through their approval process, which usually just requires proof of business ownership. This weeds out consumers from ordering and helps to keep prices low.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

$25 for 2lbs Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Fair Trade Coffee is coffee that is bought from growing-cooperatives in coffee-growing countries. These cooperatives are groups of farmers who grow and sell coffee beans, and are given a higher price for their product than the absolute minimal. These funds are then used to quality-of-life improvements for the farmers in the growing co-op. In short, It's a way of ensuring coffee farmers get a fair price for their product.

The coffees that are a part of the deal at are also certified Organic by OCIA, ensuring that your coffee is as healthy as possible for you - as well as being delicious of course.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Considerations for Decaf Coffee

A regular (or several times daily) drink for most Canadians is coffee. Especially those that work strange hours, have a lot going on or people who could just make use of the pick myself up. Fundamentally, this describes almost every person living in today's hectic world. The idea of going for a coffee (especially with a friend) can be comforting and also very reinvigorating. But how good is it for your health?

Caffeine can be a stimulant and thus, has certain adverse effects. Sure it provides you with energy and wakes a person up, but unneeded use might be unexpectedly damaging for you health. Meaning it may be worth it to think about switching to be able to decaf coffee - even just some of your cups.

Decaf java doesn’t give you the jittery effect that you simply from time to time feel after consuming an excessive amount of caffeinated java. This phenomenon also can turn into escalated nervousness, sending your system into battle or flight mode. This is particularly troublesome when you've got a lot going down at when and simultaneously you could already get worried or twitchy about something.

Like with a bit of good alternative substitute for coffee such as decaf coffee, you won’t have any one of that. You also won't have to have the inevitable crash in which some really feel when the caffeine from your coffee dons off.

Decaf coffee also won’t perhaps you have subjected in order to sleeplessness. Often the ones that drink huge quantities associated with coffee throughout the day have the tricky time dealing with sleep through the night because they still involve some remaining caffeine in their bodies. With lifestyles as active as must of our bait are, it’s critical to obtain the required quantity of sleep for proper performance inside the daytime.

One a lot more reason decaf espresso is better for you is because regular coffee can be habit forming. Caffeine has an addictive quality to it and this might become being difficult to deal with if you get desiring to reduce your java drinking.

You have a bit more information now to make your own decisions. It isn't an all-or-nothing decision though, try switching out your PM coffee for decaf and see how you feel in the afternoon. Observe the difference in quality of sleep, which can lead to less reliance on caffeine.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What is Organic Fair Trade Coffee?

Organic and fair trade industry coffee does appear to be a complex commodity, and in some ways it is. Before the coffee enters your cupboards and java shops, it offers undergone a selection of inspections and other globally recognized processes - from your cultivation of its beans to its marketing.

Fair trade-certified items mean each and every item offers passed the actual strict specifications set by the Fairtrade Labelling Organization International (FLO). These requirements include having fair labor practices, performing immediate trade, and putting into action other programs good to local items, industry and the farmers. For fair trade coffee, respectfully, being a good trade item connotes it is purchased straight from its local farmers. Because FLO particularly gives them the international market chance, no middlemen could be involved to deal with importers within the trade.

The respected FLO certification is given to an espresso company that provides their workers fair wages along with a secure work place. Their workers must also be allowed freedom associated with association. Aside using this, it should not permit any child labor in its farms or virtually any workplace. Social and also business development projects may also be a must for every coffee producer identified by the FLO. They should devote a percentage of time and spending budget to programs that will help improve the conditions of their workers as well as trade.

In addition to becoming certified from the FLO, organic honest trade coffee products have also been confirmed in order to contain just beans which were organically developed. They hold the stamps of a completely independent agency which their coffee beans were grown without the help of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Buy Coffee Canada offers a number of Organic and/or Fair Trade Coffee including:

There's still a continuing debate about whether organic and natural coffee grinding does supply healthier coffee for the consumers. The painstaking process starting from growing coffees to packaging them inside bags is considered enough to be able to neutralize the effects of harvesting chemicals inside the beans. Before the particular beans are roasted at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, they've been recently washed well.

One thing's for certain, though. The lack of chemicals within organic espresso farming provides a safer work environment for the actual farmers. Additionally, coffee beans that are grown naturally are mostly shade expanded. This contributes to the enviromentally friendly projects of preserving the forest and also animal environment and stopping soil erosion. These further heighten it's eligibility regarding fair industry certification.

A complex pair of things really switches into organic reasonable trade espresso products. No wonder they're higher priced than the usual beans. But if you consider the noble causes that you will get to aid if you buy this type of coffee, perhaps you may even take into account that it might be worth the additional bucks.