SJICR – A Certified Organic Operation

SJICR – A Certified Organic Operation

Have you heard? Our operation is now certified organic. Since we started up over nine years ago we’ve only roasted organic coffee because we care about organic farming. Organic farming protects the farmers and workers, wildlife, water systems, you, and us, from...
Cold Brew Iced Tea

Cold Brew Iced Tea

Cold Brew Iced Tea Simple Refreshing Thirst-quenching Affordable Customizable Looks great in Outspoken Brewing pint glass! Ingredients Loose leaf tea (our teas) Filtered water Equipment Glass pitcher and/or jar (we use a big mason jar for the brewing, then strain into...
Thumbs Rule

Thumbs Rule

Nearly-sawed-off thumb, thumbs up, green thumb, not-so-green thumb, and rules of thumb. This month’s update definitely has a thumb theme, with a few other noteworthy tidbits thrown in for good measure. What’s up in the Shack? It all started with a...
Coffee Stout Chili Recipe

Coffee Stout Chili Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day has been special for us from the start. If you’ve read our story on our website, you know that this is the day we met back when we lived in Calgary, AB: Shane spotted Heather one sunny St. Paddy’s afternoon in the line-up for the Ship and...
New! For a Limited Time

New! For a Limited Time

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural Available for a limited time by special order: The bean is unwashed or natural, meaning the fruit (coffee cherry) is left to dry on the bean before being removed. This process imparts a unique flavour profile. It’s our new favourite!...
Coffee Equipment – Great Gift Ideas!

Coffee Equipment – Great Gift Ideas!

New to our Coffee Equipment Collection Kinto 4 cup Carafe Set Kinto 2 cup Carafe to 4 cup Carafe size comparison Kinto Stainless Steel Filter Hario Pour Over Ceramic V60 Dripper Hario Pour Over Plastic The Kinto Slow Coffee Style Series and the Hario...
Coffee Trees on St. Joseph Island!

Coffee Trees on St. Joseph Island!

I kid you not! We have 5 coffee trees growing right here on St. Joseph Island! Inside our house of course. Last year a woman we met while homeschooling our son surprised us with a gift of coffee trees. Her husband was in Toronto last spring at the Green Living Show...
Getting Crafty for the Artisan Market

Getting Crafty for the Artisan Market

Cold Brew? Maybe not. Taya Mara and Kit Purnis had a vision to bring together the community “through local talent, artistic expression and satisfying food”. This will be a semi-regular event that will happen (generally) on the Friday before long weekends....
Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Spring Morning Breakfast Blend French Roast! Look at last year’s dried up fall leaves replaced by fresh spring daffodils. I love it! Three long years ago we (note the “we” . . . I shall not point fingers!) cut off the daffodils a wee bit too soon....
Birds do it, and Monarch Butterflies do it . . .

Birds do it, and Monarch Butterflies do it . . .

. . . Head south for the winter that is. We’ve got a bit of a bird/butterfly theme going on in our Central and South American coffees. Since we moved to St. Joseph Island in August 2008, we have really enjoyed watching the birds. We love the chickadees and other...