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Keep Calm and Drink Organic Decaf Coffee

Do you want the pleasure of drinking organic coffee without the caffeine pick-me-up or buzz? Don’t lose any more sleep over it and opt for Trees Organic SWISS WATER® Decaf coffee! The caffeine is removed with the only globally branded 100% chemical-free water decaffeination process, and surprise, surprise, the water is not from Switzerland but comes from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia! Here’s the scoop.

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Carry On Enjoying Coffee without Caffeine

Swiss_Water_Primary_Blue_72Some people are more sensitive than others to caffeine and experience variable side effects, such as sleep disruption. With the SWISS WATER® Decaf coffee beans that we offer, you get the best of both worlds. You can carry on enjoying great coffee without caffeine and without compromising the aroma, taste, body, health benefits and organic quality. No decaf coffee is caffeine free, however SWISS WATER® Decaf coffee is 99.9% caffeine free, which is as close as you can get!

Why 100% Chemical-Free Decaf Matters

Unlike most commercial methods that use chemical solvents to extract caffeine from the beans, SWISS WATER® Process only uses pure water and GCE (described below); therefore, ensuring that decaf organic coffee stay free of chemicals. Better for you and the environment! And, in line with Trees Organic’s coffee standards, the process is certified organic and their decaf coffees that we get are Fairtrade certified.

SWISS WATER® Process was pioneered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1933; hence, the name’s origin. In 1989, the SWISS WATER® Method was developed and introduced to consumers by the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company, based in our own backyard of Burnaby, British Columbia. Their decaffeination process (illustrated below) removes caffeine from the green coffee beans using four elements (coffee, water, time, and temperature) and based on the concepts of solubility and osmosis. More uber-details about the method are available here.

Preserving Benefits, Flavours and Aromas

With the SWISS WATER® Decaf coffee, you can still enjoy coffee to the fullest because the nutritional value and range of health benefits of decaf coffee are considered the same as regular coffee. Similarly, the distinct aromatic and flavour qualities of a coffee bean varietal are largely preserved by the unique, chemical free water process.

Embrace your coffee experience any time of the day at our coffeehouses or at home. You can reach for our regular organic coffees when you need a boost of caffeine and switch over to our organic decaf coffee when you want to keep calm and carry on!

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Open Mic Night Thursdays with Marq DeSouza

Thursday evenings come alive with aspiring performers and supportive spectators enjoying the weekly Trees Organic Vancouver Open Mic night at our Granville Street coffeehouse! Marq DeSouza has been successfully hosting the event for several years. We recently caught up with him to hear the latest about the Open Mic nights and his music career.

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Vancouver Open Mic night at Trees Organic

As one of the more popular venues for Open Mic in Vancouver, the Trees Organic event attracts everyone from musicians, singers, poets, comedians to magicians! According to DeSouza, “Each time is different and entertaining, but it’s always a great showcase of local and aspiring talent. Trees Organic and I are happy to provide a stage for the performing arts community in a fun, laid-back setting”.

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Italian Cream Soda. What’s All The Fizz About?

Italian Cream Soda from Trees Organic Vancouver

frosty fruit flavours to quench your thirst, pronto!

On hot summer days, our icy-cold Italian Cream Sodas have plenty of sip appeal. Their fizzy or effervescent character offers a refreshing change of pace when you need to quench your thirst, pronto! And, there are four core frosty fruit flavours to try – Watermelon, Peach-Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry. If you’ve not indulged yet, drop in soon to any of our five coffeehouses to see what the fizz is all about! (more…)

New Virgin Mojito Smoothie

Virgin Mojito Smoothie from Trees Organic

Summer just got better with our newest, thirst quenching fruit smoothie – Virgin Mojito! This crisp minty-lime mocktail is a refreshing take on the popular Cuban-inspired cocktail. When you’re in the mood for a cool taste escape, the Virgin Mojito Smoothie from Trees Organic is ideal for chillaxing on hot summer days and nights! (more…)

Dive into a Mango Splash Cheesecake this Summer

Mango Splash Cheesecake from Treescoffee.com

Summer in Vancouver is in full swing with sizzling sunny conditions and record breaking temperatures. Keep your cool by staying hydrated and dip into something refreshing with a Mango Splash Cheesecake at Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House.

Infusion of Real Mangoes

Nothing says summer treat like a cool tropical dessert! It’s no wonder our tropical-style cheesecake – Mango Splash – is a fan favourite and hugely popular in the summertime. Returning for July and August, this tantalizing cheesecake is infused with the exotic flavour and aroma of real mangoes. It combines juicy mango fruit purée with our fluffy cheesecake ingredients. Ripe mango chunks float throughout the cheesecake, posed on a graham crumb crust and topped with mango swirls like the warm glow of a summer sunset. (more…)

Single Origin Coffee Profile. Nicaragua

At Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House, our goal is to provide the best and freshest coffee flavours from single origin beans that are organic, natural shade grown, bird friendly and fair trade. We now offer 11 distinct single origin coffees. In our series of coffee profiles, we last focused on the country of Peru. This time, the spotlight is on the newest addition to our coffee collection, that is – Nicaraguan Coffee. Here is a glimpse of the country and its coffee, from crop to cup.

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Coffeehouse Musician Profile. Friday Night Live Music With John Pippus

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Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House is committed to supporting the local music scene as much as it is to serving the best fresh roast organic coffee and hand-crafted cheesecake! For over 10+ years, our café on Granville Street has been the only independent coffee shop serving up Friday night live music on a regular, year-round basis in downtown Vancouver. The coffeehouse music event has become a mainstay for people wanting to enjoy live music in an intimate setting and for singers, songwriters or musicians to perform. The host of our successful Friday evenings is blues-folk-rock artist John Pippus. We caught up with John to get an update on the live music nights and his musical career. (more…)

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