Choosing a coffee roast can be a difficult decision when trying to find something similar to what you’ve enjoyed elsewhere. While artisan roasters will have relatively similar roast levels, in-store coffee brands and national coffee shops will have a darker roast than what you might get at an artisan roaster. Here are some guidelines in deciding what roast you might enjoy.


The Dominican has a unique climate that is actually close to Jamaica, with nearly-ideal conditions for growing high-quality, flavourful coffee. This tropical paradise has some of the best-developed beans in the world, with rich soil, proper sunlight and cross-winds that nourish the coffee trees. All this means the beans develop lots of flavour.

Dominican Fair Trade Organic Coffee BeansCanadians are becoming more conscientious of social and health issues as time comes on, and this Fair Trade Certified ensures that the farmer is being better compensated than typical commodity coffee, and the Organic certification ensures that the coffee has less unhealthy pesticides and herbicides. All this makes for a delicious cup of coffee, better than what you would find at most cafes in Canada.

For more varieties, see our selection of Fair Trade Coffees in Canada.

Fair Trade Products SoldWe’re proud to be a part of the Fair Trade movement, which sees millions of pounds of coffee bought at above-market-rates every year.

Brazilian Coffees have a reputation for being a lower quality Arabica bean, but over the past decade (or so) the country as a whole has improved their crops and cultivation, and created a rather good coffee bean. Combined with the huge volume being exported, Brazil coffee beans are some of the least expensive on the market. The priceImage combined with the recently improved flavour makes it a great daily drinker.

Brazil coffee beans are an all-around bean – not too strong on any quality, with a mild body and a pleasant aroma.

Priced at just $11.21 per pound (by the pound), there are also bulk discounts for more than 6 pounds ($10.00/lb) and over 10 pounds ($9.00/lb), making it one of the least expensive coffees around. We offer the option to have the coffee beans roasted to your likes (Medium or Dark) as well as ground specifically for your machine.

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hazelnutsHazelnut is one of the top flavoured coffee options – something about nuts and coffee just go so well together. This becomes particularly apparent around the holiday season (fall and winter), when the temperatures drop and we seek something to warm us up both physically and mentally. Halzenut has a creamy, warming attribute to it that’s ideal for perking you up on a chilly day.

How do you go about flavouring coffee with Hazelnut though? There are a couple options:

  • If you love the taste of hazelnut and can drink it all day, pre-infused hazelnut coffee is a simple choice
  • If you enjoy hazelnut but still want some variety, hazelnut flavoured syrups are a great way to add the flavour only when you want it
  • If convenience is your ultimate concern and you have a Keurig machine, k-cups give you a number of options for hazelnut flavoured coffee

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Cold brewed coffee has picked up in popular this year because of hte low acidity and full flavour it offers, without the heat that makes people sweat on hot summer days. Here are a few simple steps for a delicious, convenient, cold brewed coffee.

  1. Grind the beans for a drip coffee, the grinds should be just about 1mm in size.
  2. Add coffee to your 1L whipping siphon with 3 charges, then gently swirl the coffee siphon in an upright position. Make sure not to shake it however, so that grounds don’t become stuck.
  3. Place the siphon in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow for extraction.
  4. While holding it upright, slowly release pressure from the siphon by depressing the lever. Unscrew the lid and pour into a coffee filter to catch the grounds.
  5. Dilute the drink with milk and sugar as desired, or drink straight. Refrigerate unused portion.

This coffee should be concentrated enough that you can get multiple cups from it. Roughly 100g of coffee beans should be used per 500mL that will make about 400mL brew.

Despite an expired patent on their k-cups (and a slew of new competitors), Green Mountain’s earnings are expected to be up this year. With 3rd quarter revenue estimated at $0.77/share, earnings are up from $0.52/share last year. Total revenue for the year is marked at $4.35 Billion, with $981.9 Million coming from this quarter.

While growth has been strong over the past 2 years, many were expecting a decline. Analysts are seeing the company as a buy however, when comparing it with their competitors and their earnings. Their new lines with renewed patents could play an integral role in maintaining the profitability of the company.

Are you looking for a good espresso machine? You might want to consider Saeco espresso machines by Phillips.These machines bring the authentic taste of Italian espresso right to your home. These are fully automatic espresso machines and they work on the cup to cup principle for great tasting coffee every time with a touch of a button. You can enjoy espresso at any time with this amazing espresso machines. You’ll get the full aroma and taste of Canadian espresso in each cup with your Saeco.

There are many models to choose from and these machines give you first class results with yourespresso. Now you can have great espresso coffee at any time with your new espresso machine.

Brewing Espresso
To make great coffee you have to first start with the bean. Make sure you use 7 grams of the best coffee beans and ensure its coffee designed for espresso. Make sure you don’t grind the beans too coarse so the coffee gets the right amount of moisture. An espresso machine such as can help you make great tasting espresso coffee without all the hassle. There are many models to choose from and each one will make excellent coffee. Here are a few models from the current lineup and a bit more about them.

This model is always ready to make excellent coffee. With the touch of a button you’re brewing great espresso coffee. The double boiler makes the coffee instantly for you. There’s an integrated milk function and full bean to cup customization. This machine is easy to use and it has automatic cleaning with de-scaling so your machine always makes great espresso coffee.

The Intelia machines offer you one touch coffee and they are easy to clean and cleanup is a breeze. They feature an integrated milk function and there’s adjustable coffee strength as well as temperature. The grinders will preserve the aroma of your coffee and there’s a pre-brew function for flavor enhancement of your espresso. The machines have great customization and a maintenance menu. They use a simple color code user interface. The milk carafe is dishwasher safe. Thesemachinessimply make excellent coffee.

The Syntia machine offers a bean to cup system with compact design and great performance. These machines feature long coffee, espresso, and cappuccino settings. There’s a grinder with 5 preferences so you’ll always make great coffee. You can adjust the temperature, coffee length and the strength of your brew. There’s an integrated milk function and the colour coded interface makes using the machine easy. The machine features automated cleaning and descaling features.

For those that want a smaller machine there’s the XSmall Espresso Machine. This machine offer one button coffee and freshly ground beans for great flavor. The machine has adjustable grinders and it’s small as well as energy efficient. It’s perfect for those smaller kitchens. There’s a milk function for foam and there’s automatic cleaning with this machine.

The Royal machine offers great tasting coffee cup after cup. This machine gives you solid performance and has good tanks for water, beans, and your coffee grounds. This machine features a cup warmer and an insulated milk container. The machine is east cleaning stainless steel. You can vary the strength of your coffee and the intensity of the flavors when you brew with the Royal.

Enjoy Amazing Coffee at Home.

With the Saeco machines you’ll enjoy amazing coffee with each cup. These machines bring the great taste of cafe espresso right to your home. Espresso is a sensory experience and these machines will bring out the best in your beans and provide for you an excellent brew of espresso coffee to enjoy at home at any time. The machines are all fully automatic and they have great features. You can become your own barista right at home when you use the Phillip Saeco espresso machines.