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Christmas Buying Guide - COVID-19 Edition

As with almost everything this year – the Christmas shopping season is going to be unlike any other we’ve seen. With the rise in online ordering due to the pandemic, Canada Post and all of our couriers have been processing Christmas level parcel volumes since March. So, when we add in the surge in orders during the Holiday season – one thing is clear – shipments are going to take longer to arrive.

Flatten the Parcel Curve

What can we all do about it? 

To borrow a term from the Public Health Department – we need to flatten the curve of shipments – so the peak is starts earlier and goes later.  

Order Early – Don’t be that shopper, the one that leaves everything until the last minute. Order early. It’s the perfect solution if you’re ordering non-perishable items like, for example, an Aeropress as a gift – order it now.  For roasted coffee – we recommend ordering by December 14 and the orders should have enough time to arrive by the 24th.

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Give a Coffee of the Month Subscription that starts in January. You’ll skip the pre-Christmas crush altogether. Volumes will still be high in January but nothing near what they will be in Mid-December. And who wouldn’t like a nice gift of coffee to add warmth to a cold January day?

Want to start the subscription some other time – no problem, we can do that too.

Give Online Gift Cards. They are available in any amount and you can choose to email the Gift Card on any day – like, for example, December 25th. They never expire so may be used at any time for any our products.

We will be roasting and shipping until December 24 but anything we ship that late won’t likely arrive until early January.

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COVID-19 Update

Café

  • Open 7-5 weekdays, 9-4 weekends
  • take out espresso bar (no indoor seating)
  • 9 seat patio (contact tracing in effect)
  • curated market of groceries
  • retail coffee to brew at home
  • Capacity: 2 take-out customers
  • electronic payments only (no cash)
  • one way flow: enter by the front, leave by the back

Roastery

  • Shipping Online Orders Weekdays
  • Full selection available for delivery or café pickup
  • Canada Post to Canadian addresses with tracking
  • Filling Wholesale daily
  • All Couriers including Canada Post are operating with lower service standards