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Climate Change Coffee is Here … Sign Up Now!

First climate change coffee sign up.

Climate Change Coffee Announcement @ Patagonia Toronto

In true spirit of environmental campaigning, we spent Saturday, August 24th, with our friends at Patagonia Toronto collecting names and support for our new Climate Change Coffee blend.

We Merchants feel lucky to be regular participants now in our local Patagonia store’s pop-up festivals alongside other great grassroots organizations, and we’re proud to know that our coffee and our cause is always appreciated by the community of like-minds.

Local Consumers Can Power Global Change

If you are a coffee drinker, this is your opportunity. And even if you don’t drink coffee, you still know someone who does …

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CBC Radio Interview w/ Merchants’ CEO

cbc podcast about coffee

In cased you missed it, we were just on CBC Radio!

Listen to the first 10 minutes of the podcast to hear our CEO and co-founder talk about Merchants’ company values, our solar-powered coffee program, and the science of coffee freshness.

–> Link to the CBC podcast page

(Special thanks to our long-time customer and supporter, Andrew Fountain, for providing a home coffee-roasting demonstration to the CBC journalist! 😁👏)

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The “Ace” of Coffee Brewers

kitchen tool

For over a decade, we’ve been developing and using this simple setup to brew our signature rich and sweet-tasting black cups of “Merchants Method” black coffee. We’ve always referred to our beloved little tool as the “coffee spring” and our process for brewing “steep & filter”—simply because we felt they were the most natural terms to describe what we were up to.

Fast-forward to now and we’re launching our coffee spring at an actual target: World domination of better coffee! To make this happen, we’ve decided to name our brewing tool “ACE Brewer”. We’ve also officially dubbed our tried and tested method for brewing as the Two-Step Steep and Filter® process.

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We’ve Named Our Cafe and We’re Expanding the Production of Cafe Solar®

  • restoring coffee toronto cafe
    Menu beginnings …

Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program.

May we now welcome you to Merchants’ Restoration Cafe! Our cafe is meant to be the place where consumers can experience the embodiment of Merchants of Green Coffee’s value-set, coffee knowledge, and alternative coffee supply chain.

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#InternationalCoffeeDay News: We’re Officially (Soft) Launching Our Cafe!

Happy #InternationalCoffeeDay

Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin. The concept has been promoted on different days in different countriesthe earliest record being Japan in 1983.

Just three years ago, the International Coffee Organization agreed to the first official recognition of the date in Milan as a way of promoting fair trade coffee and awareness of coffee growers.

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Merchants of Green Coffee (Cafe) News!

sustainable cafe

We have 2 exciting things to report:

#1 We’re naming our cafe!
(a number of years ago the cafe just sort of … happened, and it’s now time for an official recognition!)

#2 Our Mesoamerican partners are coming to visit us this month with news from Honduras!

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Today We Say Thanks to USA Today!

Today we’re thanking USA Today because they published a story about us and one of the 3 Keys to Great Tasting Coffee (freshness of the roast) in their travel section this week!

“You’ve probably been drinking stale coffee all your adult life …”, says Eat Sip Trip writer, Kae Lani … and it’s the truth!

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Our Holiday Wish? To Sell 44,000lbs of Cafe Solar as quickly as possible!

solardriedcoffee

Around here, we’re calling it a Christmas miracle! As of today, the new Cafe Solar harvest is here in our shop, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this supremely sustainable Honduran coffee to market.

The container endured one of the longest modern voyages of any coffee, and now that climate change coffee is here we need you to please buy, drink and spread the word. (By the way, 44,000lbs is approx. 1.75 million cups, just sayin’ 😉)

Click here to learn more about our sustainable Cafe Solar coffee!

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Occasional Occupational Update: Flu Season

Update by: Meagan Thibeault, Communications Director

When you’re a small brick-and-mortar business trying to establish a web presence with few resources (a.k.a one person spearheading the entire website rebuild) something as teeny and insignificant as a common flu bug can wreak havoc on progress.

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