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Our Coffee

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We only serve Coffeecology fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee. It is roasted locally in Hamilton at the Speakeasy Roastery.


Why Coffeecology?


Mission

To effect positive change in some of the poorest regions in the world by promoting great coffees that are traded fairly and grown sustainably

Coffees

We intentionally choose quality Arabica coffees from some of the poorest countries in the world. All of our coffees are fair-trade and organic certified. Many farmers in these regions need to sell their coffee at a fair price just to meet the basic necessities for their families.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade coffee can help farmers escape poverty. Most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and links farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality. For more information, visit www.fairtrade.ca

Organic Coffee

Coffee is the most heavily sprayed food crop in the world. Organic coffee is coffee that has been produced without the use of any pesticides or herbicides. Non-organic coffees are typically higher yielding because they are generally grown in full sun rather than under the shaded canopy. Forests are routinely cut down in favour of coffee plantations.

Coffee is also one of the largest traded commodities in the world.  One of the easiest things that a consumer can do in favour of the environment is to switch to organic (and preferably shade-grown) coffee.  As with many organic choices, there are 2 main benefits; an immediate health benefit as your body takes in less toxins; and a broader environmental benefit as less chemicals are sprayed onto the ground, and less forests are leveled to create a monoculture crop of coffee.

Buying organic also has the effect of creating more demand for organic coffee which lowers the cost and raises standards of living for growers.

Shade Grown Coffee

Shade-grown coffees are grown in jungle environments. The coffee bushes are grown under a shade canopy is made up of a variety of trees and there are often companion plantings of tropical fruit trees. This means the plantations can support great local and migrating bird populations including Ontario songbirds whose numbers have been steadily decreasing.

Beyond the benefit that shade can provide to migratory birds, shade grown coffee has a much richer flavour. The shade has a similar effect on coffee as growing it at high altitudes. Both of these factors slow down the growth of the coffee cherry which results in the production of more sugars and natural chemicals responsible for the better taste.

Speakeasy Roaster and Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong is our master roaster at Speakeasy Roaster – called one of Canada’s best roasters by Hamilton Business. Learn more about him and his expertise here: Speakeasy Roaster One of Canada’s Best.


Roasts


Espresso – “The Ambitious Macaw”

This espresso was created in collaboration with Coffeecology and a panel of local coffee lovers. A blend of Nicaraguan and Guatemalan beans roasted medium-dark; this espresso is the perfect balance of old and new profile styles, with undertones of mandarin orange and a toffee finish. It is Fair Trade, Organic and Bird-Friendly Certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.


Cafe Fem Peru Dark

By supporting women coffee growers, we support the entire community. Cafe Fem coffees are fair-trade, organic and grown by women. This Peruvian bold is one of our most popular. Enjoy!


Cafe Fem Peru Medium

This is a nice medium roast coffee from Peru. The bonus is that you are supporting women coffee growers while enjoying the great taste. Cafe Fem coffees are fair-trade, organic and grown by women.


Wilson’s Warbler Guatemala Light

A Migratory Habitat Conservation Coffee, Wilson’s Warbler is grown in volcanic soil at Finca Ceylan y Anexos in the mountains of Guatemala and is certified “bird-friendly” by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Lightly roasted, shade ripening accounts for the rich, intricate flavours.


Decaf Espresso

The same bold and dark roast you love, with the caffeine stripped out through the popular and non-chemical swiss water decaffeination process.

Image for Coffeecology

We only serve Coffeecology fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee. It is roasted locally in Hamilton at the Speakeasy Roastery.


Why Coffeecology?


Mission

To effect positive change in some of the poorest regions in the world by promoting great coffees that are traded fairly and grown sustainably

Coffees

We intentionally choose quality Arabica coffees from some of the poorest countries in the world. All of our coffees are fair-trade and organic certified. Many farmers in these regions need to sell their coffee at a fair price just to meet the basic necessities for their families.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade coffee can help farmers escape poverty. Most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and links farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality. For more information, visit www.fairtrade.ca

Organic Coffee

Coffee is the most heavily sprayed food crop in the world. Organic coffee is coffee that has been produced without the use of any pesticides or herbicides. Non-organic coffees are typically higher yielding because they are generally grown in full sun rather than under the shaded canopy. Forests are routinely cut down in favour of coffee plantations.

Coffee is also one of the largest traded commodities in the world.  One of the easiest things that a consumer can do in favour of the environment is to switch to organic (and preferably shade-grown) coffee.  As with many organic choices, there are 2 main benefits; an immediate health benefit as your body takes in less toxins; and a broader environmental benefit as less chemicals are sprayed onto the ground, and less forests are leveled to create a monoculture crop of coffee.

Buying organic also has the effect of creating more demand for organic coffee which lowers the cost and raises standards of living for growers.

Shade Grown Coffee

Shade-grown coffees are grown in jungle environments. The coffee bushes are grown under a shade canopy is made up of a variety of trees and there are often companion plantings of tropical fruit trees. This means the plantations can support great local and migrating bird populations including Ontario songbirds whose numbers have been steadily decreasing.

Beyond the benefit that shade can provide to migratory birds, shade grown coffee has a much richer flavour. The shade has a similar effect on coffee as growing it at high altitudes. Both of these factors slow down the growth of the coffee cherry which results in the production of more sugars and natural chemicals responsible for the better taste.

Speakeasy Roaster and Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong is our master roaster at Speakeasy Roaster – called one of Canada’s best roasters by Hamilton Business. Learn more about him and his expertise here: Speakeasy Roaster One of Canada’s Best.


Roasts


Espresso – “The Ambitious Macaw”

This espresso was created in collaboration with Coffeecology and a panel of local coffee lovers. A blend of Nicaraguan and Guatemalan beans roasted medium-dark; this espresso is the perfect balance of old and new profile styles, with undertones of mandarin orange and a toffee finish. It is Fair Trade, Organic and Bird-Friendly Certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.


Cafe Fem Peru Dark

By supporting women coffee growers, we support the entire community. Cafe Fem coffees are fair-trade, organic and grown by women. This Peruvian bold is one of our most popular. Enjoy!


Cafe Fem Peru Medium

This is a nice medium roast coffee from Peru. The bonus is that you are supporting women coffee growers while enjoying the great taste. Cafe Fem coffees are fair-trade, organic and grown by women.


Wilson’s Warbler Guatemala Light

A Migratory Habitat Conservation Coffee, Wilson’s Warbler is grown in volcanic soil at Finca Ceylan y Anexos in the mountains of Guatemala and is certified “bird-friendly” by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Lightly roasted, shade ripening accounts for the rich, intricate flavours.


Decaf Espresso

The same bold and dark roast you love, with the caffeine stripped out through the popular and non-chemical swiss water decaffeination process.

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More about our beans & specialty drinks

A Cup of Joe

Every Monday in 2015 a portion of our sales go to Support St. Joe’s


The Cortado


The cortado is a 6oz drink made with 2 oz of espresso, 3 oz of steamed milk, and 1 oz of microfoam, approximately. this is known as the latte's little brother because of its similar proportions, although there is a much stronger taste of espresso.

 


The Cafe Macchiato


The cafe macchiato is a 6oz drink made with 2 oz of espresso, 1 oz of steamed milk, and 3 oz of microfoam, approximately. This drink can also be made with no steamed milk and only microfoam if that's what you would prefer, let your barista know you like it "dry".

 


The Flat White


The flat white is rising in popularity. Ours is a 10 oz drink made with 2 oz of espresso, 2 oz of steamed milk, and 6 oz of microfoam. This drink is essentially the opposite of a dry cappuccino, with the milk being velvety instead of fluffy.

 


The Latte


The latte can be a 10 oz or 16 oz drink, simply made it is 1/4 espresso, 1/2 steamed milk, and 1/4 microfoam. Mulberry always makes ours with a double shot of espresso, running it short or long according to the size of drink. Try adding chocolate to this drink to make it a mochaccino.

 


The Cappuccino


The cappuccino can be a 10 oz or 16 oz drink, it is 1/3  espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 microfoam. This drink can also be made with a larger portion of foam, just let your barista know if you prefer your cappuccino "dry".