The Canadian Coffee industry has a rich history, with new trends and innovations emerging that have helped shape the Canadian coffee culture we know today. From the rise of specialty coffee shops to the increasing demand for sustainable practices and ethical sourcing, the industry has come a long way.
As one of the leaders in this evolving industry, Spirit Bear Coffee Company is more than just a coffee brand. It's a story of passion, dedication, and community. With a commitment to fair trade and organic coffee, as well as a focus on sustainability and ethical practices, Spirit Bear Coffee Company is helping to lead the way in the Canadian coffee industry.
The History of Canadian Coffee
On Turtle Island, coffee dates back to the 1600s when it was first introduced by settlers. However, it wasn't until the 1800s that coffee production started to scale up in Canada. By the early 1900s, several coffee roasters were operating in the country.
The industry continued to grow and evolve throughout the 20th century, with new trends and innovations emerging. In the 1980s and 90s, the specialty coffee movement gained momentum. This led to the rise of independent coffee shops and cafes across the country. Today, Canada is home to a vibrant coffee industry with a diverse range of roasters and cafes.
A Shift in Coffee Trends
Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable shift in consumer preferences within the Canadian coffee industry. Specifically, there has been a growing demand for specialty coffee, sustainable practices, and ethical sourcing. This has led to a rise in independent coffee shops and cafes across the country that offer a diverse range of options for consumers.
One of the biggest changes in the industry has been a move towards single-origin and fair-trade coffee. Consumers are increasingly interested in where their coffee comes from and the conditions under which it is produced. They want to know that the coffee they are drinking is not only of high quality but also ethically sourced. This has led to a greater focus on sustainability and ethical practices throughout the coffee industry.
Another trend that has emerged in recent years is the popularity of nitro and cold brew coffee. These new and innovative ways of enjoying coffee have gained a lot of popularity among consumers.
Cold brew coffee, for example, is a type of coffee that is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for an extended period, usually 12-24 hours. This slow brewing process results in a coffee that is less acidic, smoother, and less bitter than traditional hot brewed coffee.
Enter Spirit Bear Coffee
At Spirit Bear Coffee Company, we are passionate about being an active participant in the evolving Canadian coffee industry. Our commitment to fair trade and organic coffee reflects our dedication to sustainability and ethical practices, and we are proud to be a part of a movement that is changing the way coffee is produced and consumed.
Through our partnerships with like-minded coffee farmers and producers, we can source some of the highest quality, ethically-sound coffee beans from around the world. Our focus on fair trade practices ensures that we are supporting farmers and communities in a way that is both sustainable and respectful.
We are constantly innovating and growing alongside the industry, and we look forward to continuing to offer our customers the highest quality coffee for years to come. At Spirit Bear Coffee Company, we believe in the power of coffee to bring people together, and we are excited to be a part of a community that is dedicated to making coffee a force for good in the world.
The Spirit Bear Coffee Story
Spirit Bear Coffee Company is more than just a coffee brand - it's a story of passion, dedication, and community. Our journey began with a simple idea: to create a coffee company that was truly sustainable, ethical, and delicious.
The inspiration for our brand came from the spirit bear, a rare subspecies of the North American black bear that is found only in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. Known for its striking white coat, the spirit bear is considered a symbol of hope, peace, and harmony in Indigenous cultures.
Our ties to the West Coast and Indigenous communities run deep. We are proud to be an Indigenous-owned company, and we are committed to working with Indigenous coffee producers and farmers to help build sustainable economies and communities.
Experience our unique Coffee
At Spirit Bear Coffee we offer a diverse range of coffee products, each with its unique flavour profile. We also offer gift boxes and bundles, which make great gifts for coffee lovers.
Raven Espresso is full of life and strength, our espresso has been created to deliver a ravenous flavour and a long finish. A discerning flavour for those who appreciate good times and great coffee.
Flavour: Rich, balanced with notes of dark chocolate with a nutty & earthy crema after tone.
Eagle Medium Roast
Eagle Medium Roast brings soaring flavour and superb strength to a full-bodied cup. Blended from the finest Central and South American beans, Eagle's great taste is sure to satisfy.
Flavour: Balanced perfectly for a discerning pallet.
Orca Dark Roast
Goodness is at the heart of this rich and nutty dark-roasted coffee. Orca Dark Roast has an intense, rich flavour with a subtle, yet pleasing finish.
Flavour: Rich, full-body flavour.
Frog Breakfast Blend
Jumpstart your day with this incredibly smooth and flavourful coffee. Roasted lighter, this combination of Latin American coffees is a wise choice for your early morning cup. This Frog blend has the highest caffeine content in the Spirit Bear Coffee lineup.
Flavour: Rich sweet aroma, great flavour and a very pleasant, short finish.
Thunderbird Dark French Roast
This Dark French roasted coffee combines the richness of three varietals from Latin America, to create a complex blend with a thunderous taste that is hard to match.
Flavour: Our darkest roast with bold chocolate and herbal sweetness, sharp spice intensity
Dolphin SWP Decaf
Don’t settle for a boring decaf. Our Dolphin roast is decaffeinated using the Swiss Water ® process which uses water, temperature, and time to gently remove caffeine while preserving all of the coffee’s original characteristics. This harmonious blend combines the full flavours of Asia & South America into a single, joyfully smooth cup.
Flavour: Roasted dark with a rich, full body.
At Spirit Bear Coffee Company, we are passionate about promoting social initiatives and environmental awareness. We believe in giving back to Mother Earth in various ways, and we are committed to taking meaningful action toward making a positive impact in the world.
Our company is dedicated to supporting worthwhile causes such as Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter, OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Ocean Alliance, Life Sport Canada, and Bear Clan Patrol. By purchasing our organic, fair-trade coffee, you are actively contributing to these initiatives and helping us to support and protect wildlife and their habitats, while also investing in local communities.
We recognize that taking care of our planet is a responsibility that we all share, and we believe that every little bit counts. That is why we offer donation packages and fundraising programs to support local communities as well as our social and environmental initiatives. We are committed to building strong relationships with our customers and communities, and we are always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the world.
A Part of Canadian Coffee Heritage
At Spirit Bear Coffee Company, we believe that coffee is more than just a beverage - it's a way of life and a part of Canadian heritage.
We are proud to be a part of this evolving Canadian coffee culture. Our commitment to fair trade and organic coffee reflects our dedication to sustainability and ethical practices, and we are always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the world, one cup at a time.