Thanks for all the love

Neighbourhood Coffee

We’re pleased as punch to be featured in David Cinelli’s 12 days in your neighbourhood this holiday season.  Thanks for all the love To watch the video click here      

How Coffee is Processed

How Coffee is Processed

by Direct Trade farmer Katia Duke Honduras San Isidro coffee, November 2021 Microorganisms Process, How coffee is processed One of the fascinating things about coffee is how versatile it turns out to be, it allows us to experiment from an early stage on the farm to the different options served by a cup and that … Read more

The Rising Cost of Container Shipping

Rising Cost of Container Shipping

The rampant rise of sea freight prices is about to reach consumers July 15, 2021, adapted from an article by BEAN BELT COFFEES It’s here, the Rising Cost of Container Shipping is hitting home. We’ve been waiting all summer for new crop coffees to land at port and be off loaded.  Containers, filled with Amazon … Read more

2021 Coffee Crisis in Colombia – Coffee Protests

2021 Coffee Crisis in Colombia

By Robin Sagi With the COVID-19 crisis reaching its 15th month, countries are feeling the financial pressure. The 2021 Coffee crisis in Colombia is one such country. With such turmoil and uncertainty, countries that are already unsteady are at their most vulnerable. Citizens are reaching a breaking point and change is being demanded. We are … Read more

Organic Farming in Peru

Organic Farming in Peru

Organic Farming in Peru This short article highlights why these coffee producers are turning to Organic Farming in Peru to cope with the climate crisis.  Below is the transcript from Segundo Guerrero and his son Hugo on some of  the current challenges facing Organic Farming in Peru.   See video link below. Segundo Guerrero with son … Read more

Burundi Coffee Industry – Coffee Talks

burundi coffee industry

March 8th, 2021 Attendees Robin, Host and Rae, Host Deborah Ntawigirira, Co-Founder & Managing Director Introductions Rae: Hey, welcome to Burundi Coffee Industry Coffee Talks all about Burundi Izere with Rae and Robin. We’re going to be having a few conversations with different people that work in the coffee industry and we will be posting … Read more

Coffee reduces risk of Heart Failure

Coffee and Health

Drinking coffee reduces risk of heart failure—but not if it’s decaf Everyday we learn new things about coffee that surprise us.  This article speaks to me – I love my morning caffeine ritual and while I have reduced how many cups of coffee I drink a day (2 large cups these days), it is worthwhile … Read more


Coffee Roasters Toronto's Top 14

BREWED AWAKENING We’re drinking more coffee at home than ever before. Here’s how to make the most of every cup with top beans from local roasters.  Adapted from an article by Alex Baldinger  Photography by Vicky Lam December 2020 Brewed Awakening with Coffee Roasters Toronto’s Top 14 Thank you Toronto.  Thank you Toronto Life. We … Read more

Burundi Izere Coffee

Burundi Izere coffee

Burundi Izere Coffee Direct Trade by Deborah Ntawigirira Izere coffee is a company I co-founded with my mother in order to bring in specialty coffee (Burundi Izere) from coffee coops.  Like me, it’s a Canadian and Burundian company. As reflected in the brand’s name, Izere is founded on the values of hope and faith, traits … Read more