Maple Syrup Festival 2013

Maple Syrup Festival 2013

If you missed last weekend, you can make the drive this weekend to the Annual Maple Syrup Festival here on St. Joseph Island. Always the first two full weekends of April (this year that’s April 6, 7 & 13, 14) the St. Joseph Island Maple Syrup Festival is...
The Mountains and the Trees

The Mountains and the Trees

The Mountain and the Trees (Jon Janes) is coming to the Old Town Hall on April 24th @ 7:30 p.m.  Admission is by donation (suggested amount is $10.00).  We will be supplying fairtrade coffee for the event and people are encouraged to bring desserts to the show. The...
In the Media

In the Media

Pauline Clark spent an afternoon with us in our Roasting Shack last month learning all about what we do here at St. Joseph Island Coffee Roasters. She furiously scratched down notes as we chatted about the virtues of Fair Trade,  coffee farmers, green coffee,...
Fairtrade Coffee Wedding Favours

Fairtrade Coffee Wedding Favours

We had a family wedding last month, and of course they used sample packs of Fairtrade Certified coffee as their party favours. This is the third or fourth (and biggest) wedding that we have provided with fairtrade coffee wedding favours. 200 samples packaged and...
New Peruvian Label!

New Peruvian Label!

Our Peruvian Pangoa coffee has been one of our best sellers from the start, and today we have sent it out with a new label. Alpacas, native to the South American Andes, but no strangers to this neck of the woods, are irresistible to me with their punk...
Full Moon Decaf Released Today

Full Moon Decaf Released Today

Look for our new “Full Moon Decaf” officially released today. This newly named coffee will replace our Decaf Peruvian. It is the lighter roast of the two water processed decaf coffees that we offer. Our darker roast, Decaf Honduras, will soon be replaced...
New! Bio-Fresh Packaging

New! Bio-Fresh Packaging

Our new 454 g bio-fresh packaging has been on the shelves at our  retail locations since last November. Unlike our last bag, this new packaging is vacuum sealed and equipped with a one-way valve that helps the coffee stay fresher for longer on the shelf, and the bag...
Snowy Seedy Saturday

Snowy Seedy Saturday

When I look out our windows, it’s hard to imagine that Seedy Saturday has already come and gone for 2013. Shane attended last Saturday with our coffee and tea, serving our fairtrade coffee and tea by the cup to all the seed swappers and shoppers. There are so...
Cara Luft is Coming Back November 13!!

Cara Luft is Coming Back November 13!!

Cara Luft was such a hit at our House Concert last November that we have decided to host her at the Town Hall in Richards Landing this year. With a bigger venue, we`re hoping to draw a bigger crowd . . . so . . . “Come on out to the island, come one, come all!...
Sylvan Circle Tour

Sylvan Circle Tour

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a scenic drive in the country? Saturday promises to be a cool crisp autumn day for the annual Sylvan Circle Tour. This year there are 54 participating artists and artisans at 14 stops along the 100 km circle. From...
An Inspirational Tour of Higher Grounds

An Inspirational Tour of Higher Grounds

When we planned our tour of Higher Grounds’ Roastery and Coffee Bar in Traverse City, MI this past weekend we had no idea that this year marked their 10th Anniversary in business. Coincidentally, Shane and I were away for the weekend to celebrate our 10th...