the secret sip blog
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Secret Sip Coffee Club is pumped to unveil our choice for October’s Secret Roaster! Absolutely rocking it out of Prévost, Quebec, KŌHĪ - Micro-torréfacteur completly owned October’s secret mail out with another amazing single origin!
The team at Secret Sip Coffee Club could not be happier to unveil our choice for September’s Secret Roaster! Making some serious noise out of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Regard Coffee Roasters smashed September’s mail out with another amazing single origin!
Karl (Chronicle's Owner) and his wildly talented team have blinded the team at Secret Sip Coffee Club with not only their incredible coffee, but stellar service and incredible passion for all things coffee! We could not be happier to unveil our August Secret Roaster! Making some serious noise out of Rocky View County, Alberta, Chronicle Specialty Coffee Roasters!
We are pumped to share the spotlight with July’s secret roaster roasting out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Forged out of the efforts of a decade-long coffee journey by one of the founders, this roaster is rapidly attracting attention from the discerning pallets in the Vancouver area with a truly remarkable approach to the quality of coffee they roast!
It is our pleasure to introduce June’s secret roaster roasting out of Verdun, Quebec. This relatively new roaster to the rapidly developing coffee scene in greater Montreal area is making a large impact with its pure approach to roasting.
This month we were pumped to welcome Other Brothers Roasters to the Secret Sip family! Passionate about roasting specialty coffee in the heart of the prairies since 2012, Other Brother Roasters has grown to recently open their retail and roasting facility in Winkler, Manitoba. Other Brothers is the legacy of a family that has been roasting since the 1900s.
We are in love! Secret Sip Coffee Club is so pleased to present our April roasting partner roasting out of Calgary, Alberta. Everything from their website to the end product from this team is world class. Typeface Coffee Roasters is an absolute must for anyone traveling through Calgary, Alberta and has left an indelible mark in our quest for caffeinated perfection.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is so pleased to present our March roasting partner roasting out of Thunder Bay, Ontario – St Paul Roastery. What began as a project of passion from home a mere six years ago has transformed into a liquid-gold watering hole in the heart of downtown Thunder Bay for many of the city’s residents.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is beyond pumped to announce our newest roasting partner roasting out of historic Quebec City, Brûlerie Rousseau. This roaster’s history is beyond a doubt one of the oldest we have uncovered across Canada to date. Established in 1867, this 150-year-old company is a force to be reckoned with!
Secret Sip Coffee Club is thrilled to kick off 2018 with another amazing and exclusive single origin roast. This delectable secret roast is the proud output of this month’s secret roasting partners from Edmonton, Alberta. Roasti Coffee Co. is a fantastic micro-roaster which strives for excellence in roasting and direct contact with all of their suppliers. Roasti has an exclusive agreement with the farmer of the lovely roast our members have been fortunate to sample, and is the only roaster in Canada to be using them.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is so grateful to close out what has been an amazing 2017 with another truly remarkable micro-roaster, and their masterfully roasted coffee. Roasting out of the small town of Port Dalhousie, Ontario, it is our great pleasure to introduce Signal Coffee Co.The team at Signal in conjunction with their master roaster have built a strong foundation around an unwillingness to compromise on quality and craftsmanship of their micro-lot roasts.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is pumped to bring our members a phenomenal single origin coffee from a very uniquely situated micro-roaster. Roasting out of a magnificent repurposed barn with an amazing view on the picturesque edge of the Chaleur Bay in the Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, this month’s secret roaster is Brulerie Du Quai, and they have certainly outdone themselves with yet another remarkable single origin.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is beyond pleased to bring our members a phenomenal single origin coffee from one of the most distinctly branded micro-roasters across Canada. Hatched out of pure passion for coffee as well as a direct connection with the source of production, we could not be more pumped to present Firebat Coffee as October’s secret roaster, roasting out of Oakville, Ontario.
Secret Sip Coffee Club is pleased to bring our members, from the frigid north our great country, a truly remarkable roaster. Entrenched in the fringes of the arctic tundra, Bean North Coffee Roasting Company has been roasting certified organic fair trade coffee for over 20 years in the northern boreal forest of the beautiful Takhini Valley, northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
It is official! Secret Sip Coffee Club is one year old and only getting started! Our adventure in pursuit of Canada’s best coffee has allowed us to taste some phenomenal roasts from across this great nation, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share the pinnacle of this artisan craft with our beloved members! This month we partnered with a truly incredible roaster and team to help us celebrate our Birthday. Roasting out of what seems to be one of Canada’s most beautiful roasting facilities. Based out of Hudson, Quebec, we present Kaito Coffee Roasters!
In our search of Canada’s best coffee, Secret Sip Coffee Club identified a beautiful Secret Single Origin which just needed to be shared! Fortunately, the timing of this month’s roast which has been curated by an inspiring roaster based in Charlottetown, PEI worked well with the larger celebration occurring around Canada this July. We thought we would jump on the Canada 150 train and thus partnered with a roaster who indubitably has a peculiar proximity to the location of Canada’s Confederation. It is with great pleasure that we present Receiver Coffee Roasters.
In search of Canada’s best coffee, Secret Sip Coffee Club is kicking off the summer in hipster fashion. To explain, we identified a fantastic and dedicated small-batch specialty coffee roaster located in Wakefield, Quebec. Bluebarn Coffee Roasters derives its unique name from the idyllic blue barn the company’s founders built to serve as its fully-equipped roaster! The space looks absolutely phenomenal (see below), and the team at Bluebarn are even more exceptional!
For the month of May, Secret Sip Coffee Club decided it was time for 2017’s second single origin to be released. We could not be more thrilled to present a truly incredible roaster located in Burnaby, BC – Social Coffee Roasters. As the name indicates, the team at Social really stuck out in our search to highlight the embodiment of a true passion for the artisan craft, love for community and sustainability, and critical focus on ethically sourced, organic and fair trade beans.
For the month of April, Secret Sip Coffee Club is proud to present a very unique micro-roaster operating out of Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sheepdog Coffee Co. We were once again at their commitment to freshness and quality of their small batches. In fact on their website, they indicate that “We hardly ever keep stock on hand, ensuring our product is how we'd want it.” - in reference to their roasting philosophy. Sheepdog’s pursuit of knowledgeable, ethical and committed source partners was a real draw for us.
It is with the utmost pleasure that Secret Sip Coffee Club introduces March’s secret roaster operating out of Regina, Saskatchewan. This roaster caught our eye primarily due to their testament to small batch artisanship and meticulous attention to detail.
Secret Sip Coffee Club takes great pleasure in introducing February’s secret roaster operating out of Canmore, Alberta. This Rocky Mountain town might seem like an unlikely place to find an elaborate third wave roaster, however, after stumbling upon the team via a referral from a friend in the area, we were pleasantly surprised.
We could not be happier to reveal December’s secret roaster from the far east of our lovely country. Residing in St. John’s Newfoundland, we present to you Jumping Bean, a true East Coast gem which has developed a quasi “cult” following.
For November’s issue, we reached out to a lovely micro-roaster located in Kelowna, BC, the heart of the Okanagan Valley. After several hours of passion driven discussion with their team, we decided to sample their product offering. We could not have been happier with our choice.
For October’s secret roast, we decided to select a unique roaster located in the heart of Waterloo, Ontario after being tipped off by one of our coffee connoisseurs traveling through the area.
For the release of our September shipment, we have selected a dynamic independent roaster located in the “hip” North end of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was approximately four years ago that we stumbled upon Java Blend during one of several visits to the East Coast. The passion and joy exhibited by all of the team at Java Blend perpetuated a seemingly stereotypical vibe common across various cities in Nova Scotia.