Last week, Transcend Coffee experienced a first. We had our first fire. While fires in coffee Roastery's are quite common, we had never experienced one in over eleven years. I received a phone call from Josh Hockin, our green buyer, at around 11 am on Tuesday morning, where he informed me that he had just pulled the [...]
It’s impossible to properly describe my two weeks at Amani Children’s Home, a Tanzanian shelter for homeless youth, because it’s so far from normal life here in Canada. All at once, it was incredibly fun, sad, heartwarming, challenging, but most of all inspiring. And it was all due to the incredible energy the children and [...]
You might not know this about my background, but I used to be a lawyer - I actually went to law school and practiced as a lawyer and my field of practice was actually aboriginal law. I’ve been thinking these last couple of days as we’re coming up onto Canada Day and preparing to celebrate [...]
So I saw on Twitter yesterday, posted by the World Coffee Research that was talking about one of the major crisis facing global coffee production by 2050 it’s expected that our coffee production will need to double but by that same time, the land available to farm would be reduced by half. So obviously there’s [...]
We put up a new video on our YouTube Channel. In this one, Kate Sortland, our Lead Roaster, talks about how we seasoned our new Probat Roaster to get it ready for Production.
In all the excitement of moving into Ritchie over the last month, we forgot to mention that Thoroughly Reviewed listed Transcend as one of ten top coffee Bloggers. We are surprised and humbled by the recognition and love the company we have in that list. Thanks to Thoroughly Reviewed for thinking of us!You can find out more about the [...]
It’s hard to believe that two weeks has gone by since Transcend Ritchie opened. Three years ago, when Greg and I started talking about this idea, we were pretty sure that the Ritchie community was a good pick. But the love and support we’ve seen on Social Media, in the press, and from you personally [...]
Transcend Coffee has a special and close relationship with the farmers who grow our beans. In this video, Poul Mark, Transcend's founder and CEO, talks about his background and how Transcend's relationship with the farmers is crucial for changing the coffee industry from being built on a poverty model, to one that is sustainable.