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  • Our B Corp Story

    Our B Corp Story

    There are so many things we could blog about when it comes to B Corps. What is a B Corp? Why is the B Corp movement important? How does a company become a B Corp? Who is a B Corp? How do I find out which of my favourite companies are B Corps?  The list of questions and great blog topics is endless. But a lot of that you can read about anywhere. (If you’re looking for a good primer on B-Corps, check out this great article from the B Lab itself. When it comes down to it - there’s...

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  • Food 4 Farmers

    Food 4 Farmers

    This month, Propeller Coffee is highlighting Food 4 Farmers to continue to raise awareness for the incredible work they are doing. Here is an update from Food 4 Farmers on their progress and challenges from the last year and plans for the year ahead. Guest Blog Post Written By Food 4 Farmers Food 4 Farmers grew out of alarming findings from a study led by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the International Center For Tropical Agriculture (also known as CIAT) that uncovered high levels of seasonal hunger faced by coffee-farming families in Latin America. They found that nearly 70% of...

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  • #BehindTheGift

    #BehindTheGift

    As part of the B-Corp holiday campaign - #BehindTheGift - we sat down with Losel Tethong - the founder of Propeller Coffee - for a quick Q&A to talk about the story behind the gift. Q. Tell us a bit about Propeller Coffee. A. Propeller Coffee Co. is a purpose-driven, award-winning, specialty coffee roaster. We are Canada's first B-Corp certified micro-roaster and everything we do is guided by sourcing and roasting some of the world's best coffee's in the most sustainable way possible and building community at every step. Q. What are you excited about in coffee? A. We're most...

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  • Specialty Coffee vs Commodity Coffee

    Specialty Coffee vs Commodity Coffee

    Coffee fans - let’s talk coffee bags for home brewing! Have you ever spotted a bag of Propeller Coffee at your favourite local cafe or specialty grocery store? Ever been curious about brewing specialty coffee at home, but ultimately took a pass because of the price tag?  Or, maybe you are currently committed to a cheaper coffee from a macro-roaster? Let’s cover some of the most common questions about specialty coffee pricing, and let’s talk about how you can support your community, buy local, AND treat yourself to the sweet, flavourful, and rich coffee that you deserve! For seasoned home...

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  • Life on the Slow Bar (A Crash Course in Pourovers and Pourover Accessories)

    Life on the Slow Bar (A Crash Course in Pourovers and Pourover Accessories)

    As a coffee fan, you probably have the mental image of a barista using a kettle to pour hot water over a funnel-looking coffee brewer. If you’ve ever wondered exactly - what - is happening, chances are your barista is making a pourover coffee! There are many styles, makes, and models of pourover brewers - check out our online shop for our favourites! But regardless of specific equipment, the technique is the same. Pour very gently and precisely, prevent agitation and turbulence in your brewer, and make sure all of your grinds are being evenly extracted.  Once you master your technique...

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  • Why (You Think) Americanos Suck

    Why (You Think) Americanos Suck

    Americanos have a bad rap. They are the bane of busy baristas, who would so much rather pour a quick medium drip and keep the line moving. In truth, many an Americano orderer might well be better served getting a decent cup of batch brew, if what they’re after is just a large cup of something warm and coffee-flavoured without a load of milk. But is this always true? Could there be such a thing as a good Americano. A drink that offers all that while being its own thing, with a touch of that espresso magic left in it?...

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