Coffee Factoids

Flavour

  1. Coffee likes to rest after being roasted.  Flavours develop over 1 to 5 days after roasting and then fade slowly over the next 4-6 weeks.
  2. The oils in coffee are not oils… they are soluble and flavourful organic compounds.  
  3. Delicious coffee flavours turn rancid and taste bitter after between 8 and 12 weeks.  That is why we have always roast dated our coffee!  We were the first roaster in Canada to roast date our coffee back in 2003. 
  4. Bold coffee is not necessarily Dark.  Roasting coffee very dark can destroy the delicious flavour compounds and render them all towards charcoal.  Why use specialty grade coffee only to char the interest out of it?
  5. Coffee absorbs aromas! It should be stored away from other “smelly” things like onions and perfumed soap.  The fridge and freezer are full of random smells that can ruin your coffee.

Espresso

  1. There is no X in espresso 🙂
  2. Espresso is not a roast level, nor a kind of coffee.  Espresso is a method of preparation in which the hot water is pushed through the grounds under pressure.
  3. Crema in espresso decreases as coffee stales.  Robusta species of coffee creates more crema.  
  4. Espresso crema often has different taste and aroma characteristics than does the liquid.

Coffee Growing

  1. Commercially grown coffee is either Robusta or Arabica.  Robusta coffee is low quality and is bitter and unpalatable.  Quality coffee does not contain robusta coffee.
  2. Arabica coffee grows in equatorial mountainous regions.
  3. Specialty coffee is a technical term used in grading green beans.  
  4. Coffee is a shade loving understory tree.
Shade Grown Coffee at Gaia

REUSEit Travel Mug

Enjoy our great new reusable ceramic travel mug.  They are handsome and practical.  They hold a 16 oz beverage. The double insulating wall protects your hand from burns and insulates both hot and cold drinks.  
 
They are dishwasher safe.   And we have a pool of REUSEit travellers at the café so you can swap the used one in your car for a clean one in the cafe!  Or not.  
 
Birds and Beans writes the REUSEit Equation like this:
 

Wholesale Ordering Guidelines

We give all of our customers the Royal Treatment!  For you to benefit from our amazing service, here is the way we work:

We roast and package to order.  Your coffee is not sitting on our shelf staling while we wait for order.  Instead, when we receive your order, it goes into the next available production cycle.  We guarantee that up to 2 cases of retail coffee and up to 20lb of foodservice coffee for any customer will be serviced in the next production cycle.  

We reserve production slots each week for larger weekly orders.

Production cycles begin at 2PM on regular business days.  Orders received before 2PM will be shipped the next business day.

If you missed your deadline and you will face a business impact, call us to negotiate a solution.   We have never let a customer run out of our coffee!


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Introducing our New Organic-Fruit Smoothie!

Introducing our new smoothie made with certified organic fresh fruit.

We have developed the recipe and WOW is it fabulous!  

Made with organic blueberries, strawberries and banana, we add only certified non-GMO coconut milk, water and ice. $6.95/20oz

Enjoy this great summer offering made with quality ingredients that exemplify our values:

100% organic fresh-frozen* fruit, sugar-free, vegan, non-GMO.

Oh! …and in case you haven’t heard, all of our cups, lids and straws are biodegradable. 

* Fresh Certified Organic fruit portioned and frozen on-site

Ottawa Valley Blend

While enjoying your next cup of coffee, why not support the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre?  We donate $1.50 from each bag sold to OVWBCC  who care for ill, injured and orphaned wild birds found within the community and releases them back into the wild.  Of course the coffee is certified Bird Friendly, because caring for the birds extends to conserving their habitat in Central and South America.

Enjoy this coffee at full or 3/4 strength.  It has a lovely sweet aroma, with tropical fruit and chocolate in the cup. It is a lovely smooth coffee with a long sweet aftertaste that rings pleasantly in the pallet after the cup is gone.

Great For Nature
Great for Farmers
Great for You

Brew this 3/4 or full strength for best effect.

Regular Coffees

Decaffeinated Coffees

Gift Note

Grown in natural forest.
Expertly roasted to reveal hidden flavours.

Strength without bitterness,
Mellow without weakness.
 
~ Birds and Beans

  

Look, See the Bird!

Look, See The Bird!

 
$16.50

by Bill Wilson (Author and Birds & Beans USA Founder), Katie Fallon  (Author), Leigh Anne Carter (Illustrator).

Look, See the Bird! is a beautifully illustrated children’s book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature.

Look, See the Bird! follows children in a variety of locations, all of whom are learning about local birds and their habits.  One of them is nearby our café in Toronto.