April 2015

Baking It Right Daily!

In the early morning hours of every Vancouver day, it’s a busy time behind the scenes at the in-house bakeries of Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House. Few patrons realize that a range of our baked goods are made fresh, from scratch, daily in the back of our cafes. We take you backstage for an up-close look at how our dedicated baking team, particularly at the Arbutus Street cafe (Kitsilano), rises to the occasion each morning, baking it right to give you the freshest products for the start of your day!

Fresh Baked Goods at Trees Organic

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Single Origin Coffee Profile. Peru

Trees Organic, as a boutique coffeehouse and roaster, champions single origin beans for our collection of coffees because we are passionate about offering distinct flavour experiences.  The appreciation of single origin vs blended beans for coffee, similar to that of single varietal vs blended grapes for wine, come down to personal preference.  However, the buzz around single origin coffees continues to grow, especially among coffee connoisseurs.

Single origin coffee typically refers to coffee from one country, but it can also represent a region or farm.  In our quest to provide the best coffee experience for our clients, we serve 10 single origin, organic, and natural shade grown coffees, under fair trade conditions.  Each country has its own unique coffee story to share and a glimpse of their coffee producing culture can provide a better appreciation for the coffee.  On this occasion, we’re highlighting our coffee from Peru.

Freshly roasted Peruvian Coffee from Trees Organic Vancouver

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Coffeehouse Musician Profile. Kristina Lao

Kristina Lao performing at Trees Organic

Friday nights at Trees Organic Coffeehouse (Granville Street) come alive with music to accompany our popular organic coffee and famous cheesecakes!  For years, the weekly lineup of musical entertainment has been carefully curated and hosted by music legend, John Pippus.  The list of upcoming acts in April is sure to impress.  One artist that stands out is Kristina Lao, a Hong-Kong born singer-songwriter-actor that recently relocated to Vancouver from London, UK, where she graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre.  Kristina will perform live on April 17, along with Travis Ree and David Paterson.  We caught up with Kristina to learn more about her and her music. (more…)