OUR FRIENDS

BEYOND BREAD, LOCATED IN KITSILANO VANCOUVER, IS THE REASON SOCIAL COFFEE EXISTS. WE STARTED OFF ROASTING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THEM IN 2011 AND CONTINUE TO BE THEIR COFFEE ROASTER OF CHOICE. OUR BEANS ARE AS MUCH A PART OF THE BAKERY AS THE FLOUR IN THEIR BEAUTIFUL, HANDSHAPED, ORGANIC BREAD. 

WE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR COLLECTIVE COFFEE HABIT HAS A CONSIDERABLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. AS SUCH, WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT TAKING ROOT TO OFFSET OUR CARBON EMISSIONS. TAKING ROOT WORKS WITH SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN NICARAGUA TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE, RESTORE ECOSYSTEMS, AND IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS. WE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF EXPERIENCING WHAT THEY DO FIRST HAND AND CAN SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT THEY ARE DOING TRULY REMARKABLE AND MEANINGFUL WORK.

 LIKE ANY FOOD RELATED BUSINESS, A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE COFFEE WE ROAST ENDS UP AS WASTAGE. THAT, HOWEVER, NEVER SAT WELL WITH US, SO EVERY SINGLE BEAN THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO IN THE COMPOST GETS BAGGED AND PICKED UP BY FOOD STASH. FOOD STASH IS A BRILLIANT LOCAL FOUNDATION THAT TAKES DELICIOUS 'WASTE' FOOD AND DISTRIBUTES IT TO HOMELESS SHELTERS, YOUTH CENTRES, SOUP KITCHENS, ETC.

SECRET SIP COFFEE CLUB IS AN AMAZING COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM RUN BY AMAZING PEOPLE. EACH MONTH THEY FIND A NEW "SECRET" MICRO-ROASTER FROM SOMEWHERE IN CANADA. THEIR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY FIND OUR WHAT DELICIOUS COFFEE THEY WILL BE RECEIVING WHEN IT ARRIVES ON THEIR DOORSTEP. SOCIAL COFFEE ROASTERS HAD THE HONOUR OF BEING THEIR MAY 2017 SELECTION. 

 GREEN COAST COFFEE IS A LOCAL VANCOUVER ROASTER AND COLD BREW PURVEYOR THAT SLINGS THIER ICY BREWS FROM THE SEAT OF THEIR "COLD BREW BIKE". YOU'LL LIKELY FIND THEIR SMILING FACES AT ONE OF THE VANCOUVER FARMER'S MARKETS SHOULD YOU HAPPEN TO VENTURE BY.

GROUNDSWELL IS AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS WITH EVERYDAY PEOPLE TO TURN IDEAS INTO SOCIAL VENTURES. THEIR SOCIAL VENTURE TRAINING AND MENTORING PROGRAMS PUT THE EMPHASIS ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY, HELPING PEOPLE BUILD SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS WITH LITTLE MONEY AND A LOT OF COMMUNITY.