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2017 Golden Plates Winner

 

Trees Organic Coffee

We are pleased to share our latest Vancouver recognition, and are honoured to have placed in the winner circle amongst the best Vancouver coffee shops in the Georgia Straight Golden Plates 2017 reader’s choice awards.

 

Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting House is proud to have been voted as one of the top 3 Vancouver coffee shops in two categories – Best Fair Trade Coffee shop and Best Coffee Shop (Local Chain). Thank you to all our Vancouver fans and friends for your support! We love what we do because of you.  Your enjoyment of our organic (single-origin and fair trade) coffee, cheesecakes, service, and more, means a lot to all of us at Trees Organic Coffee.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you to the Georgia Straight!

 

Celebrating 2 years in Kitsilano!

Trees Organic Coffee KitsilanoOn Friday January 23, treat yourself to 1/2-price cheesecake slices at our Kitsilano coffeehouse!

We’re celebrating our 2-year anniversary of opening our location at 2655 Arbutus Street near Broadway, in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood.

Get a slice of your favourite: New York, Mocha, Maple Walnut, Key Lime or any of our other classic cheesecakes in store, for as long as supplies last! Better yet, get two slices for the price of one!

We’re especially grateful to our neighbours in Kitsilano who have shown so much hospitality and loyalty to our cafe. This is an amazing place, where every day we can see young families, friends, students and tourists from all over the world come in our doors. The vibe here is always mellow and friendly. In our 2 years in the neighbourhood, we can really say we felt like we belonged from day 1 — and we’re happy to return that hospitality.VAN_2721KM

Come in and enjoy a coffee and cheesecake in our cafe, or take it to go to enjoy after a relaxing walk down to Kitsilano Beach. Celebrate the anniversary with a tasty treat!

Trees Organic Coffee Kitsilano

Coffeehouse Musician Profile. Winsome Kind

Winsome Kind performs at Trees Organic this monthContinuing this fall, Trees Organic’s flagship Granville Street cafe offers more musical entertainment for you to enjoy with a slice of cheesecake and your favourite coffeehouse drink. One of our upcoming acts on Friday, September 19 is Winsome Kind, including the local multi-talented musician Scott Perrie performing and the formidable singer Leora Joy, a member of the Juno-nominated Vancouver Chamber Choir. This husband-wife duo is making quite a splash on the Indie folk/pop scene. We caught up with Scott this week for our latest coffeehouse musician profile:

TO. You’re not just a musician — you’re also a talented theatre performer. How has that affected your musical performances?

Scott. It’s certainly a part of who I am, and I think they compliment each other. Being on stage as a theatre performer requires a lot of discipline and hard work and I think that motivates me and carries over into being a musician and getting my music out there.

That’s the really cool thing about Winsome Kind, because my wife Leora Joy has also been performing in the theatre for the last ten years, and is currently a member of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. We both have a wealth of experience and are very comfortable onstage, sharing our stories and our music with our audiences.

TO. You’ve performed at Canadian Music Week, Pop Okanagan, SummerFest, The Harmony Arts Festival, Khatsalano, toured around… what’s next for you, tour-wise? And are you working on new material?

Scott. I have been very fortunate to perform at those festivals, but one of my favourite experiences was performing on VIA Rail last fall with my wife, travelling from Vancouver to Halifax. That trip resulted in us creating Winsome Kind, and we’re really excited to be releasing our album this October. We’ve got plans right now for a cd release party in Vancouver, and a small Western Canada tour, with shows in Regina and Winnipeg. Then we get to ride back home from Winnipeg on VIA Rail, performing along the way.

TO. What influenced your “crooner” music style?

Scott. Well, I’ve always been a singer first. I started singing in choir when I was 9 years old, and it’s just something I love to do. The crooner style is what comes out naturally, I always try to sing from my most authentic self. It brings me so much joy, and being able to sing with my wife and share our music with the world is something I’ve never experienced before. It really feels like our voices are meant for each other, and every time we sing together, I love it.

TO. In a Georgia Straight review of Everything Gives, they said your music “resembles an intimate coffee-shop set, with Perrie utilizing a traditional folk setup of acoustic guitar, harmonica, and stomp box”. Seems like a perfect fit for our coffeehouse scene!

Scott. You bet. I love the intimate setting, and I’ve been honing my craft in this type of environment for years. With Winsome Kind, we’re totally comfortable playing with a full band or just as a duo. I play guitar and mandolin, and instead of a stomp box these days I’ve got a small tambourine on my foot. Leora Joy plays the melodica, and sometimes the ukulele, and everything we sing is filled with harmony. Sometimes I sing the lead part and sometimes she does, we take turns and we have a lot of fun together.

Listen to Winsome Kind’s debut album on Soundcloud! Trees Organic’s Granville Street cafe features live music every Friday. See the full schedule of talented musicians performing at our cafe this month

Coffeehouse Musician Profile. Tessa Mouzourakis

Vancouver Coffeehouse Musician Tessa MouzourakisAs usual, we’ve got some amazing musical lineups at our music nights at our flagship Granville Street cafe. This Friday, the talented Tessa Mouzourakis performs at our coffeehouse stage. Winner of the international musical competition, Your Voice in the Park for her video, The Kid in Me, this local singer-songwriter has garnered plenty of radio play and presence at local venues like the Mix and the Cellar night club. She’s our latest coffeehouse musician profile.

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Reviewers on TripAdvisor Love Us!

TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of ExcellenceRecently Tripadvisor bestowed upon us a great award: the “Certificate of Excellence.” This award is presented to businesses that consistently achieve high review ratings on the Tripadvisor website.  So many folks have written nice things about Trees Organic in their many reviews. Thanks!

We have always paid close attention to feedback from our customers, including online reviews. We’re very honoured to know that reviewers from all around the world have given us so much positive feedback that it has culminated into this great achievement.

Check out these sweet reviews:

VandMarion gave us 5 stars for the “Best cheesecake I’ve ever had”

“I love cheesecake and was just passing by Trees Organic when I saw they had a Maple one. It was actually a Walnut Maple Cheesecake and the best I’ve ever had in my life! That’s all I had and would go back in a heartbeat!”

Tagen85 says our “Cheesecakes are awesome”

“We came to Trees for the first time in January 2013 on the recommendation of our friend. We loved it! The coffee was great and the cheesecakes absolutely divine! We ended up moving away from Vancouver but we returned in August 2013 along with my parents and we returned here to show them just how good the cheesecakes are and they were still as good as I remember! Great job!”

Then there’s Worldwidelens, who checked out our Gastown cafe to enjoy “Great cheesecake and good coffee”

“Trees organic makes really good coffee, that is for sure. Their speciality is cheesecake though, on this, they are experts. The cheesecake is soft, sweet and delicious. You get a pretty big piece too, so be aware of that. A coffee and a cheesecake at Trees is a great treat. The shop on Water street is my favourite, it has big windows that open out onto the street and is in an old wood beam building…lovely! Go and enjoy!”

Thanks so much to our customers who aren’t shy about sharing their positive experiences. We love hearing from you. Feel free to leave more reviews — or let us know how we’re doing while you’re in one of our cafes!

Coffeehouse Musician Profile. Emma Plant

Emma Plant performs at Trees Coffee in VancouverLooking for a fresh sound and a fun time as you get out and about in the Spring weather? Every Thursday and Friday, we feature some of the most talented musicians around at our flagship Granville Street cafe at our open mic and live music nights. Experience some great tunes in our cozy coffeehouse as you sip a latte with a slice of our fan-favourite cheesecake.

This April, our coffeehouse hosts a free-spirited singer, songwriter and musician from Vancouver Island, Emma Plant. We asked this young and soulful entertainer about her music and what’s it like performing for the coffeehouse crowd. (more…)

Our Tasty Fair Trade Coffee Reflected in Golden Plates

Roasting Trees Organic CoffeeOnce again, we’re pleased to report that our Fair Trade Coffee has been recognized in the Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates listings based on a survey of readers’ choices. We’re proud of our organic, fair trade coffee — which we roast ourselves in our Granville Street location (in case you were wondering why we have a big roasting machine in the middle of our flagship coffee shop).

As always, we’re also grateful to the organic coffee farmers who we work with using fair trade practices for ensuring that the coffee beans we get are of the highest taste and quality we can get. We’re always looking for the next golden opportunity to serve up a unique coffee flavour that your palette will appreciate at any of our coffee houses. Enjoy!

Trees Organic in Yaletown. Designed for a Vibrant Neighborhood

Trees Organic Coffee Yaletown VancouverYaletown in downtown Vancouver is a popular urban community featuring some of the most trendy shops, restaurants and of course, our cafe at 1391 Richards St. (right near the corner of Pacific Street). Trees Organic moved in here just as Vancouver’s focus on livability really hit its stride, becoming part of the Yaletown neighbourhood as more and more residential buildings going in to revitalize what had once been an historic warehouse district. Now it’s not just a great place for locals and tourists to enjoy a latte as they wander past the old brick buildings and cobblestone pathways — it’s a great place to live, too!

Our Yaletown Trees Organic cafe Manager Michael Bergenheim has been giving out great coffee and service with a smile there for 3 years; he has seen this area transform up close! We chatted with him recently about what makes this spot special: (more…)

Coffee for a Good Cause. Cafe Femenino and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center

Trees Cafe's DEWC Fundraiser 2013

$1 donated to a good cause for every coffee purchased!

As a Vancouver cafe serving up organic fair-trade coffee since day one, we’ve always been fans of the motto, “think globally, act locally”. Once again, Trees Organic cafes are partnering with Cafe Femenino and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. On Thursday, September 19, Trees Organic cafes will donate $1 from every coffee, latte, cappuccino or other espresso-based beverage you purchase.

BUY a CUP OF COFFEE and FEEL GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED! 

Funds raised will go to the DEWC, helping them to provide meals for more than 300 women and children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (more…)

A Neighborly Roundup of August Events Around Our Cafes

Events around Trees Organic cafes

Photo Credit: namealus

We’re lucky that all of our cafes are pretty much in the hearts of Vancouver’s diverse communities. From fireworks to festivals and pedestrian-only streets on weekends, events keep the neighborhoods bustling from Granville to Gastown, Kitsilano and beyond. After you drop by for a cup of your favorite coffee, here’s what you can see and do in the neighborhood:

Events Around Our Downtown Granville and Gastown Cafés

VIVA Vancouver. As you’ve probably already seen if you’re in downtown Vancouver on weekends, the street just outside our flagship location at 450 Granville Street turns into a pedestrian paradise. Enjoy a coffee on dainty tables in the street from a perfect people-watching vantage point, or take part in weekend activities. From hula hoops to salsa dancing and more, the fun continues until early September. Check out their calendar of events! (more…)

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