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Espresso Yourself in Nova Scotia

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'Espresso Yourself' Coffee Road Trip

Calling all coffee aficionados!

Small-batch coffee roasters are popping up throughout Nova Scotia - all with the goal of serving freshly roasted, fair trade, organic coffee beans. Check out the list of coffee roasters below to discover a new local favourite with this coffee-inspired road trip!

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Sissiboo Coffee Roasters

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Located in the picturesque town of Bear River, Sissiboo Coffee Roasters is a small-batch roastery offering fresh, fair trade, organic coffee beans to both retail and wholesale markets. Using a variety of beans with differing characteristics, they pride themselves in creating single origin coffee with rich, distinctive flavours while relying on instinct and observation of smells, sounds and appearance, not instrumentation, to produce each roast.

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North Mountain Coffee

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

The town of Berwick, Nova Scotia’s Apple Capital, is also capitalizing on the growing desire for freshly roasted coffee with their very own North Mountain Coffee. This boutique coffee shop features a LaMarzocco espresso machine that was hand-built in Florence, Italy and, along with their freshly roasted coffee, offer customers hand-blended teas and sweet treats to enjoy in their cozy space in a Berwick landmark building.

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Just Us! Coffee House & Roasters

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Just Us! Coffee House & Roasters is Canada’s first certified fair trade coffee roaster and one of Canada’s most successful worker-owned co-operatives. Stop at the Just Us! Coffee, Chocolate, and Fair Trade Museum, situated in Grand Pré near the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site, and grab a cup of their fair trade coffee or tea while you tour the roastery, fair trade museum and chocolate workshop.

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T.A.N. Coffee

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

T.A.N., which stands for ‘The Alternative Network’, is a network of owner-operated, micro roasters and cafés that are committed to providing customers with ethically-sourced and superior grade fair trade products. With six locations, five located in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, all coffees are craft roasted in small batches, ensuring customers get the freshest cup of coffee with optimal smoothness, body, flavour and aroma. Be sure to compliment your coffee with a freshly made sandwich, salad or sweet treat.

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Laughing Whale Coffee Roastery

South Shore

Based in the World UNESCO Heritage town of Lunenburg, the name ‘Laughing Whale’ is a nod to the legendary Maritime sense of humour that makes this place one of a kind. The 100% organic and fair trade certified small-batch coffees produced here are carefully roasted and artfully blended using a combination of the best traditional techniques and the latest low-emission, heat-recycling roasting technology.

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Acadian Maple Products

South Shore

Roasted on site in their maple sugar facility, the artisanal coffees crafted at Acadian Maple are made using directly imported 100% Fair Trade Certified and certified organic Arabica beans sourced from around the world, and in some cases, bought and imported directly from the farmers. Check out their Nova Scotia-inspired fair trade organic coffees and fair trade flavour series coffees that naturally includes maple.

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Java Blend Coffee Roasters

Halifax Metro

Based in Halifax, Java Blend Coffee Roasters opened in 1938 with a vision - coffee, “direct from our roaster to your cup” - and some 70 years later, they continue with that tradition. Java Blend Coffee is a small, locally owned roastery/café devoted to quality and committed to staying that way. They take extraordinary care in sourcing coffees and in doing so, are proud to support some of the finest small farmers in the world.

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Anchored Coffee

Halifax Metro

A subsidiary of the popular café Two If By Sea, Anchored Coffee is located in the heart of downtown Dartmouth. Anchored Coffee uses a direct trade model for green bean purchases. Coffee is purchased seasonally from small farms in Central and South America and is roasted weekly in order to ensure the freshest, most flavourful offerings. Across the harbour in Halifax, visit Anchored Espresso Bar and Toastery for a cup of coffee and a homemade poptart.

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Full Steam Coffee Company

Eastern Shore

Full Steam Coffee Company was born from a vision – to restore the proud trading legacy of a seacoast village in Nova Scotia and to create sustainable jobs in the community. Located in the town of Guysborough, Full Steam Coffee Company produces eight distinct coffee blends that are hand roasted in small batches and are fair trade certified and certified organic by Pro-Cert.

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