Recipes and How To Tips

DIY Organic Coffee Popsicles at Home

Trees Organic Coffee - Coffee Popsicles

Iced coffee in the summer is delicious on its own, but it can be extra refreshing as a frozen treat. For those scorching summer days at home, why not satisfy your java craving with a coffee popsicle? Yes, please….just when you thought coffee couldn’t get any better this summer! Popsicles aren’t just for kids, so turn your favourite home brew of our single origin, organic coffee into a grown-up, buzzworthy ice pop. To give you some inspiration, here’s our easy-to-make and versatile DIY how-to suggestions. (more…)

8 Coffee Shop Life Hacks

Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting HouseMake your end-of-summer-holiday transition easier with 8 coffee shop life hacks from Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House! As the fall approaches, so does your normal busy work or school filled lives. Getting back into the swing of things after the summer wanderlust can be a bit uneventful, but we’ve got some fun, practical life hacks to help your coffee life stay on track and get you jumping for soy…lattes! (more…)

Celebrate Xmas with our Single Origin Ethiopian Sidamo Coffee

Ethiopian Sidamo Coffee beans Trees Organic Granville Gastown Yaletown RichmondThis year we wanted to get you something special for Christmas. We’re excited, because we got our hands on some beautiful Sidamo coffee beans from Ethiopia, where coffee was first discovered by a 9th-century Ethiopian goat herder.

The beans came in on Tuesday and we roasted our first five-kilo batch on Wednesday in our Granville Street Roasting House Thursday we had our first coffee cupping. We fell in love. It has medium body with some subtle brightness and chocolaty tones. It’s got great balance and nice length. Our Ethiopian Sidamo beans create a cup that is hard to put down.

What does single origin coffee mean?

Coffee is like wine, origin matters. These beans are from Sidamo in Southwest Ethiopia. Of the Arabica varietal.

How did we roast the Ethiopian Sidamo coffee beans?

This batch was roasted medium dark to make sure we don’t cover up some of the beautiful fruity notes or the chocolaty notes. The beauty of small batch roasting is that we can make a slightly different roast in our next batch a few days later. Variety is the spice of live. Roasting is an art.

Why are we highlighting Ethiopia Sidamo beans for the holidays?

Christmas is a time of giving and Ethiopia sure needs some help. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. When we buy fair trade organic coffee from Ethiopia, we support local growers and their families.

Where is Sidamo?

Sidamo was a province in the southern part of Ethiopia. It was named after an ethnic group native to Ethiopia, called Sidama, who are located in the south-central part of that country. Their major political state was the ancient Kingdom of Kaffa.

How can I try some of the Sidamo coffee?

We’re selling the beans in our Granville, Richmond, Gastown and Yaletown stores. (This is a premium bean so it is a bit more expensive). One little secret. Load the Clip Mobile App on your phone and enjoy a great coupon deal. Our gift to you.

You may also see the Sidamo as one of the two coffees of the day. Keep and eye on it and give it a try.