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Trees Organic in Richmond. A Cultural Meeting Spot

Trees Organic cafe in RichmondFind a center of arts and culture just about anywhere and the pleasant scent of freshly brewed coffee won’t be far off. Our cafes started out on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, but one of the first cafes to join the family was in Richmond, at 7700 Minoru Gate, right in the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre. Combining an arts centre, museum, rooftop garden and more, this is a busy cultural thoroughfare in the heart of one of the Vancouver area’s most diverse communities.

We chatted with store owner and manager Hava Ben-Shlomo, who took over the location in 2004, about what makes this café stand out. (more…)

Tasting Plates at Our Arbutus Cafe! Try the Coffee and Cheesecake

Tasting Plates VancouverTasting Plates Vancouver is a new event to tantalize your tastebuds, presented by Vancouver Foodster (whom you may recall from the recent Cheesecake Challenge where locals once more voted us in for best cheesecake in Vancouver!). Trees Organic’s cafe at 2655 Arbutus St. in Kitsilano is proud to participate for this one-day tasting extravaganza on April 14 from 2 pm to 5:30 pm.

Try samples of our New York cheesecake, Marzipan cheesecake (April’s feature), and of course, our organic fair trade coffee sourced from around the world. If you haven’t gotten around to tasting the difference, now’s your chance! (more…)

You’ll Like Our Cheesecake-a-Day Giveaway

Raspberry-White-Chocolate-CheesecakeEvery day until Sunday March 24, Trees Organic is giving away a FREE slice of cheesecake to one of our friendly social media fans. Rich, creamy, sweet cheesecake yumminess could be yours…

How to Enter the Cheesecake-a-Day Draw:

  • Follow or RT us on Twitter!
  • Like us on Facebook, or tell us how you liked our coffee, cheesecake or other offerings on our Facebook Fan Page.

We’re choosing one winner a day! The cheesecake slice (or a voucher to be redeemed when you’re in the mood for said cheesecake slice) could be yours!

While you’re at it, don’t forget to vote in the Vancouver Foodster’s Cheesecake Challenge. If you love our Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake, tell Vancouver how you feel!

New Trees Organic Cafe Grand Opening on Arbutus

Trees Organic cafe's newest location on Arbutus in VancouverWe’re now serving up tasty organic coffee for Vancouver in more locations than ever — and you’re invited! Come one, come all to the Grand Opening of Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House’s newest location at 2655 Arbutus St. (near Broadway) on February 7.

At our new location, you’ll find the fresh-roasted, great-tasting organic coffee you already love, along with our famous cheesecake, delicious lunch menu, pastries and snacks and exotic teas.

More reasons to come to our Arbutus cafe’s Grand Opening. Prizes, samples, deals and more!

  • Coffee & cheesecake samples. Test out our flavours and see which ones you like best!
  • Prizes! You could win a gift card, coffee beans, or cheesecake just for showing up at the right time.
  • Sweet deals on our coffee drinks, cheesecake, coffee beans and more.

Bloggers, podcasters and tweeps, come talk to us at our cafe!

The beautiful interior of our new Trees Organic cafe in VancouverWant to learn more about organic coffee? Fair trade coffee beans? How we roast our coffee? Or just want to do a little taste-test review for your blog, podcast or your Twitter followers? Just come in and talk with our friendly, knowledgeable cafe staff.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new coffeehouse location. Enjoy!

Open Mic Night at Trees Organic Starts Feb. 7

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Photo Credit: Joel Bombardier

Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House’s flagship Granville cafe is proud to introduce a new Open Mic Night happening Thursday nights from 8-10 pm for Vancouver’s rising stars to perform their hearts out! (Our regularly-scheduled Live Music Nights are still happening Friday nights, continuing to be hosted talented singer/songwriter John Pippus. Check out this interview with John about what to expect at Trees’ Live Music Nights if you haven’t already stopped by for some great tunes).

New Open Mic Format. Same Great Coffeehouse Music Style

The Open Mic Nights on Thursdays will be hosted by local musician Ev, whose own repertoire is perfectly suited for the cafe music scene, with “intimate cabaret-like songs interwoven with catchy poppy/folky/soulful tunes and some darker introspective ballads.”  Tom Barker of KJSF- FM called Ev’s musical style “a mix of Tori, Joni, and Ani. Original folk with a cabaret naughtiness and sass.”  (more…)

Great Tasting Coffee from Cafe Femenino. Mexico and Guatemala

Photo Credit: Cafe Femenino

Everyone at Trees Organic is excited that our recent fundraiser with Cafe Femenino Bolivian coffee raised $800 in one day for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. It’s a big success for a great organization. The DEWC helps more than 300 local women each day.

Vancouverites, please give yourselves a pat on the back for a job well done in helping make our community a better place. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Introducing Cafe Femenino Coffee from Mexico and Guatemala

Here’s the thing: our fundraiser was so successful that we sold out of all of our Bolivian Femenino coffee beans! They’re all gone. But not to worry. We just got a shipment in of Cafe Femenino beans from Mexico and Guatemala and we’ve already started roasting them. (more…)

Join the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center Fundraiser



Join us for coffee on Thursday, September 20 2012, as all four Trees Organic cafes will donate $1 from every coffee and espresso-based beverage sold to the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Women’s Center. We are also collecting items of clothing and unused toiletries.

Funds raised will help provide daily meals to more than 300 women and children. Please support this good cause! (more…)

Trees Organic’s Yaletown Café 3rd Anniversary Aug. 30

We’re proud to be part of Yaletown’s community for 3 years and running!

Trees Organic Coffee House’s café in Yaletown at 1391 Richards Street is having its third birthday on Thursday, August 30 and you’re invited!

There’s going to be free samples of Trees’ award-winning cheesecake, prizes and more.

“Has it really been three years?” asks Trees Organic café owner Doron Levy with a smirk. “But seriously, we’re proud to be part of the thriving Yaletown community. This area has become one of Vancouver’s most historic and exciting neighborhoods and we’re just excited to be part of it. Come one, come all!” (more…)

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…)

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