June 2012

The Stories of Bolivia’s Cafe Femenino Coffee Farmers

Want to learn more about our featured Bolivian coffee, sourced through our partnership with Cafe Femenino? We’ve obtained some stories behind these special coffee beans from the great people behind Cafe Femenino, Connie Kolosvary and Dustin Johnson:

Supporting Fair Trade Organic Coffee in Bolivia

In the mountains of the Caranavi region in Bolivia, Bolivian Cafe Femenino grows. Since 2008 the women’s group has been meeting and working hard to find solutions to the problems their families face. With few economic resources to improve their lives, the women’s group decided to focus on coffee quality and improving the processing of the picked cherry in order to increase yields. Also, as more women took charge of their coffee production, they realized the need to consistently produce the highest quality of their coffee in order to be able to call it Cafe Femenino. (more…)

New Bolivia Cafe Femenino. Fair Trade Coffee Empowering Women Farmers

Trees Organic fair trade coffee in Vancouver sells Bolivian coffee from Cafe Femenino

Photo Credit: Cafe Femenino

We are spreading the love and introducing you to a coffee that supports the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project. Make your coffee purchase matter!

What is Café Femenino?

The Café Femenino Coffee Project began in Peru in 2004, enhancing the lives of women coffee producers in developing communities around the world.

We pay an additional premium above the Fair Trade price that goes directly back to the women farmers, empowering them as entrepreneurs and giving them the ability to support their families and their communities. (more…)

June brings Strawberry Cheesecake and More Cheesecake Choices

What goes better with one of our special coffee drinks than a slice of our rich, delicious cheesecake? More cheesecake, of course. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve expanded our cheesecake menu to include all of our regular cheesecake favorites, plus a few seasonal items that are back by popular demand — including our feature flavor for June, Strawberry!

More Choices. More Cheesecake

  • Strawberry. It’s berry-picking season and we’re taking the best strawberries we can find to throw into our special cheesecake recipe. This is our feature for the month of June. Limited time only!
  • Maple Walnut. Maple syrup. Walnuts. Cheesecake. It’s a Canadian dessert sensation.
  • Key Lime. Consistently one of our most popular seasonal cheesecakes, we’ve brought back this refreshing citrus-laden masterpiece.
  • Raspberry White Chocolate.  Sweet, rich white chocolate balanced by tart raspberries. Incredible.
  • Chocoholic. Layers of dark and milk chocolate make for an over-the-top dessert sensation. (more…)

Trees Organic Coffee and Gourmet Chocolate Tasting

Photo Credit: Urge Chocolates

(Note: This event is being rescheduled! Sorry for the inconvenience — we will update you as soon as we have a new date selected!)

We love coffee. Everybody loves chocolate. We got together with our friends at Urge Chocolates and decided to do something about that – and you’re invited!

Join us for a gourmet tasting experience of Trees organic coffee paired with local artisan chocolates.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House in our Yaletown location at 1391 Richards Street (Richards & Pacific)

It will be a fun journey of discovery where you will learn how coffee and cocoa beans are sourced and selected, what influences the flavors and what goes into the finished coffee and chocolate.

Tickets are just $10 per person.
We’ve only got 20 spots, so get yours now to avoid disappointment.

Get your ticket for our Organic Coffee and Gourmet Chocolate Tasting on EventBrite

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Trees Music Nights Now in Gastown and Granville Cafes

Many of our cafe customers of our flagship cafe on Granville Street know that Trees has Live Music Nights every Thursday and Friday evening, starting at 8 pm, featuring some of the most talented singers and musicians this city has to offer. Every week, we see incredible performances that liven up our nights and put that extra zing in our lattes.

We’re excited to announce that our Live Music Nights are also happening at Trees’ Gastown location at 321 Water Street in downtown Vancouver. Shows are coming every Saturday night during the summer (June 2nd – September 29th) from 7:00-9:00 pm at our Gastown café. (more…)