Could this be the best cupping lineup we’ve ever seen in Canada?
Squamish isn’t exactly the place you’d expect to be an epicentre of coffee culture and, well, it isn’t… but it does have a coffee shop with quite possibly one of the best lineups of rare, unique and high-end beans in all of Canada.
1914 Coffee Company is the one place that you will be able to, no matter the day, or time of year, be able to pick from a huge selection of Geisha and high-end coffee without having to wait for a special release to hit the shelves.
Mike, the owner, is a proponent of vacuum bagging roasted coffee, then freezing it. The process is hotly debated, but there’s a lot of studies out there that prove this process has no negative effects on the coffee flavour. I do it at home personally and I’ve never noticed the difference between frozen and non-frozen.
What this means is that he can keep an absolutely insane selection of high-end coffee available to his customers, that can be accessed any time they want it, no matter when it was roasted.
But Mike is not happy with just selling it, he also holds a regular Sunday cupping session where he’ll typically offer 8-12 different types of coffee to the public to sample for free. I’ve been many times and there’s always some sort of high-end Geisha or ultra rare lot available to try.
Which brings me to the point of this article.
1914 Coffee Company are holding a multi-weekend cupping session to promote some of the best coffee currently available from Ninety Plus Coffee. At the upcoming events you can expect to be able to sample:
LOTUS GEISHA LOT 62
LOTUS GEISHA LOT 89
LOTUS GEISHA LOT 109
BARU GEISHA WHITE
BARU GEISHA BLACK
JULIETTE & PERCI GEISHA
LYCELLO WASHED GEISHA
LOT 42 ALFREDO PROCESS
All you have to do is turn up to the venue (38123 2 Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0C4) on Sunday 19th August at 11am and they’ll take care of the rest.
Time: Sunday 19th August 11am
Location: 194 Coffee Company, 38123 2 Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0C4
Price: Free (VancouverCoffeeSnob Edit: I’m going to suggest you drop a tip for Mike, he’ll never ask for it but I always try to do it)