|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop|
|Amenities |||Parking, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
Profile Last Updated: August 20, 2008
From the name, any Vancouver native might be able to guess that this coffee shop started back in 1996 on small and simple Salt Spring Island. Without a clue about the hit it would turn into, the owners opened their doors to a flood of customers only to close a few days later to add staff and space before re-opening later that week. From that humble start with one small roasting café, this coffee shop has boomed into one of Canada's largest and most respected micro-roasters of certified organic, fair-trade, shade-grown, and carbon-neutral coffees – now in four locations on the Island and off. Despite the growth in business, the freshness, quality, and commitment to people and the planet have never wavered.
Salt Spring Coffee has been voted "Best Fair Trade Coffee" for two years in a row in the “Georgia Straight's” Best of Vancouver and, to no surprise, is touted as having some of the most exceptionally tasty coffee choices by employees and customers alike. From dark, medium and light roasts to specially chosen reserve roasts, every bean is cultivated by overseas co-op farmers who take pride in their sustainable and organic methods and then paid a fair wage for their labour. Known for their freshness, quality beans and great attitude – the people at Salt Spring Coffee shops call their coffee "exceptional in taste, backed up by exceptional values."
In the Community
Located along a trendy part of Main Street (as well as on the Island, at UBC, and at Tsawassen Ferry Terminal), the downtown Salt Spring Coffee shop is located in a funky area filled with great shopping, and yummy eateries. Fitting perfectly along this eclectic street and all of its original designs and personalities, Salt Spring Coffee is also a great lover of the community at large.
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