Producer Profiles: Meet 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters
Welcome back to Producer Profiles!
This week, we’d like to invite you for coffee with 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters! They are celebrating the recent opening of their brand new coffee shop at 1130 15th Avenue, where you can have a cup brewed just for you, find brewing gear for your own kitchen, and hang out and learn more about why freshly roasted coffee is just so darn delicious.
Eric Galbraith started 33 1/3 in 2012 in his garage, initially using a barbecue to roast beans. Named after a popular size of vinyl records, 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters has grown, but they still offer seasonal, ethically-sourced beans that are custom roasted to bring out their unique flavours. On their web site, you can see a photo of the farmers who grew the beans, and while the coffee is not locally grown (our climate is not suitable), the buyers and roasters certainly are, making a connection that means a lot across the miles.
Fresh, expertly roasted beans make a superior cup of coffee. If you’ve been relying on Fred down the hall to scoop the right amount out of the can at your office, or you think “hot, bitter, and brown” is the only flavour coffee can come in, trying a bag of 33 1/3 beans may just change your coffee ideas forever. Depending on where it’s grown, coffee can have subtle flavour variations, much like wine, and the roast strength (light, medium or dark) can complement and bring out even more complexities in your cup.
True coffee purists will tell you the best cup is brewed from freshly roasted whole beans that you grind yourself, and that’s how we sell 33 1/3. Right now we have light and medium roast as well as espresso beans in stock. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, there’s a new shop in town that just may be able to help you with that.