East Van Roasters

Bean-to-bar (and cup) chocolates and coffees with a social mission in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC‘s historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city’s Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non-profit roaster buys fair trade coffee beans and cacao from around the world, then takes them from raw commodity to craft product. “Sourcing directly from organic farms, the cacao …

No. Six Depot Coffee

Creatively roasted and blended coffees in small batches from the heart of the Berkshire Mountains

When it comes to roasting coffee, smaller quantities often yield better results; with the roaster able to pay closer attention to the process and variances in beans. For Buenos Aires-born Flavio Lichtenthal, owner of No. Six Depot—a roaster and cafe tucked away in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts—a love of finely roasted coffee was born from a passion for music and food; two entities that …

Bonaverde Coffee Machine

The world’s first all-in-one coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews

In our continued quest to find the very best coffee, we came across the Kickstarter of Berlin-based start-up Bonaverde. Their revolutionary new machine not only grinds and brews with the push of a button, but also roasts raw coffee beans first. The entire system, from farmer to cup, offers a lot of transparency and even more control. And after trying the machine at CH HQ, …