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Aug 05, 2019

Costco Demo Dates

We’re sampling our Hardwired Dark Roast blend at a Costco near you!

Check below for dates and locations and pick up a 2lb bag for your home brewing enjoyment!


July 30th 2019

56 / Calgary – North
2853 32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6T7, Canada

57 / Winnipeg – West
1315 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0K9, Canada

152 / Saskatoon
115 Marquis Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7R 1C7, Canada

153 / Winnipeg – East
1499 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 4M4, Canada

154 / Edmonton -North
12450 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1G9, Canada

156 / Edmonton – East
13650 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 4Y3, Canada

160 / Lethbridge
3200 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 6Y6, Canada

164 / Red Deer
162, 37400 Hwy 2 Red Deer County, AB T4E 1B9, Canada

251 / Calgary – South
99 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 3A7, Canada

254 / Grande Prairie
9901 116 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6H6, Canada

258 / Edmonton – South
2616 91 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1N2, Canada

543 / Calgary – NW
1588 Sarcee Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0A1, Canada

544 / Sherwood Park
2201 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2C1, Canada

549 / Winnipeg – South
 2365 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0A1, Canada

593 / Medicine Hat
2350 Box Springs Blvd NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 0C8, Canada

1069 / Okotoks
202-104 Southbank Blvd, Okotoks, AB T1S 0K4, Canada

1076 / Rocky View
300-293020 Crossiron Commin, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0J6 Canada

1112 / West Edmonton
7259 Winterburn Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4K2, Canada

1157 / St. Albert
1075 St Albert Trail, St. Albert, AB T8N 7H5, Canada

1234 / Saskatoon

1270 / Nisku
2584 46th Ave East, Edmonton Intl Airport, AB, T9E 1K2

1296 / Regina
2110 Anaquod Road, Regina, SK S4V 3T7, Canada

August 14th

51 / Burnaby
3550 Brighton Ave, Burnaby, BC V5A 4W3, Canada

54 / Richmond
9151 Bridgeport Rd, Richmond, BC, V6X 3L9

55 / Surrey
7423 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3W 5A8, Canada

59 / Kelowna
 2479 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC V1X 4J2, Canada

155 / Nanaimo
6700 N Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1K8, Canada

158 / Prince George
2555 Range Rd Prince George, BC, V2N 4G8, Canada

161 / Kamloops
1675 Versatile Dr, Kamloops, BC V1S 1W7, Canada

163 / Abbotsford
1127 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8H2, Canada

255 / Port Coquitlam
2370 Ottawa St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Z1, Canada

256 / Langford
799 McCallum Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6A2, Canada

259 / Langley
20499 64 Ave, Langley City, BC V2Y 1N5, Canada

548 / Burnaby
4500 Still Creek Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 0B5, Canada

552 / Vancouver
 605 Expo Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V4, Canada

1092 / Courtenay
588 Crown Isle Blvd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9W8, Canada

August 24 2019

51 / Burnaby

54 / Richmond

55 / Surrey

56 / Calgary

57 / Winnipeg

59 / Kelowna

152 / Saskatoon

153 / Winnipeg

154 / Edmonton

155 / Nanaimo

156 / Edmonton

158 / Prince George

160 / Lethbridge

161 / Kamloops

163 / Abbotsford

164 / Red Deer

251 / Calgary

254 / Grande Prairie

258 / Edmonton

255 / Port Coquitlam

256 / Langford

258 / Edmonton

259 / Langley

543 / Calgary

544 / Sherwood Park

548 / Burnaby

549 / Winnipeg

552 / Vancouver

593 / Medicine Hate

1069 / Okotoks

1079 / Rocky View

1092 / Courtenay

1112 / West Edmonton

1157 / St. Albert

1217 / Calgary

1234 / Saskatoon

1270 / Nisku

1296 / Regina

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Dec 23, 2018

Doi Chang Village Trip 2018

 

 

The Doi Chaang Canada team just got back from a whirlwind trip to Thailand – where we checked out the latest crop of DCC beans, learned about processing, and hung out in Doi Chang village; where all of the magic happens!

We landed in Chiang Rai and began the winding journey up to the village in the morning. Our first stop was a DCO Cafe in Mae Suai, where parchment from the village is brought down the mountain, dried on patios, and stored before dry milling. Once the parchment has been dry milled, the green beans are shipped off ASAP!

 

Next, we drove up the winding road all the way to Doi Chang Village, checking out the spectacular mountain views along the way. Our excitement started building as we noticed tea plantations, coffee houses and then, finally, those deep green arabica plants dotted with bright red cherries!

Our first stop in the village was the DC Caffe for a fresh cup of Thai coffee, and then we were off to see the washing station. The air was crisp and fresh 1300m up, and the washing station was even more impressive than it looks in photos. As it wasn’t running at the time, we got a full walk-through of the weighing station, the massive concrete tanks that the cherries are fermented and washed in, and the belts that take the mulch away to be used as fertilizer for new crops! Even when the station is closed, the air still smells of sweet, fermenting fruit. It’s amazing that using only half a litre of water, we can pulp 10,000 kg of cherries!

We continued on from the washing station, past Doi Chaang Original’s roasting facility, through the older, smaller washing station (which is still impressive), and to the rooms where Doi Chaang workers were hand-sorting green beans.

After a dinner filled with laughter and stories of the last ten years, we retired to bed in the guest homes, with our alarms set early to see the plantation.

 

We drove up to the plantation before the sun was too hot, and the farmers were already hard at work picking cherries. Besides picking only ripe cherries, farmers have to make sure they use the right technique while picking, or the cherries will not grow back the next season. It makes that morning cup even more special to know how much hard work goes into the very first stages of coffee production, and to know that the certifications we have and the relationships we’ve created with the village ensures farmers are earning fair wages and aren’t being exposed to harmful chemicals.

It was amazing, as people who have worked in the final steps of bringing coffee to the consumer, to be able to learn and appreciate those who make it possible for us to do so!  We’ll be heading back up in January to participate in the academy, where we’ll do two days of classes learning the ins and outs of growing and processing.

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Nov 09, 2018

Doi Chaang Coffee Brings Roasting Awards Home to Vancouver!

Medals Golden Bean

VANCOUVER/RICHMOND (November 1, 2018) – Doi Chaang Coffee, a Richmond-based, “Beyond Fair Trade” coffee company, has taken home 4 medals from the 2018 Golden Bean Awards in Portland, Oregon.

Doi Chaang Coffee has been operating out of the Vancouver area for over ten years, roasting and selling high-quality organic coffee beans from Thailand under their “Beyond Fair Trade” business model. This was the company’s first year entering the Golden Bean awards, which is the largest global roasters competition.

For the competition, Doi Chaang’s roasters created two specialty roast profiles – a light roasted single-origin Thai bean called “Summer Roast” and a medium roasted single-origin Peaberry Thai bean called “Wanderer”. Their Summer Roast won a Silver medal in the espresso category, a bronze medal in the “milk-based” category, and a bronze medal in the single-origin espresso category, while Wanderer took home one bronze in the “milk-based” category. Over 1,000 coffees were entered into the competition.

“We’re extremely excited to bring home 4 medals to Vancouver.” Said co-founder John A Darch, “We have been able to experiment with different roast profiles and really show off the potential of our Thai beans.” The Golden Bean medals will be added to Doi Chaang’s roster of awards highlighting their social responsibility, product innovation, and unique business model, their most recent being the 2017 Excellence in Producer Partnership Award from Fairtrade Canada.

While the two specialty profiles are not available to the public at the moment, Darch says there is a possibility that the public will find small batch releases on the website in the future. In the meantime, customers can find Doi Chaang’s highly rated blends and single-estates online and in most supermarkets, including Sobeys, FreshCo, Safeway, Fed Co-Op, Choices Market, Urban Fair and Nature’s Emporium.

 

About Doi Chaang Coffee

Doi Chaang Coffee is an innovative, socially responsible Canadian coffee company that focuses on creating Beyond Fair Trade relationships with farmers and producers. Rated among the top 1% in the world, the coffee is the only single-estate, 100% Arabica, USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified and shade grown coffee grown in Thailand. The beans are cultivated and processed by the indigenous AKHA hill tribe in small, family owned gardens in Doi Chang Village located in the Chang Rai Province of Northern Thailand, but freshly roasted and packaged in B.C. For more information, visit http://www.doichaangcoffee.com/.

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