Kicking Horse Coffee

coffeeAt the office, I'm the president of the coffee club. I created a logo and everything. We have a French press and we try different types of coffee. We've got coffee from Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, etc.

This morning, we tried Canadian coffee. I was surprised to hear there was such a thing. When I think of Canada, I think of a different beverage. I always assumed Coffee was best grown in warmer climes.

The coffee we tried was called Kicking Horse Coffee and it's "nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River." Here's a teaser from their site.

Some people say it is the Rocky Mountain air, some people suggest it is the altitude... whatever it is, we're not footing the medical bill if our coffee takes you out with a roundhouse to the taste buds! Traditionally roasted and blended at 3,000 feet above sea level, Kicking Horse offers a 21-flavour portfolio of the very best Organic Fair Trade coffee concoctions in the country.

We didn't love this coffee, but our love of Canada made it taste just a little sweeter. It's a different flavour than I'm used to, sort of ranchy, sort of hard to explain, but it's cool having the option to brew Canadian coffee.

Don't worry Brazil and Columbia, you have nothing to fear.

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The coffee isn't actually grown in Canada. It's from the usual places (Africa, South America, etc.). They simply roast, blend, and package it in Canada. I'll be trying my first coffee from them soon. Peet's is the best coffee I've ever tasted. Tim Horton's coffee sucks, by the way.

March 8, 2009 @ 7:10 PM


Hey Torontomike and etal;
I guess all the pollution there has fogged your brains,
Kicking Horse Coffee is the best!

April 16, 2009 @ 12:31 AM


Did you make the coffee wrong? I'm quite a coffee connoisseur (or snob ;) ) and kicking horse has some of the best coffee I've ever had. I mark them as the best coffee company on Earth currently in terms of philosophy and quality.

My personal favorite in their line being Kootenay Crossing, though many people would disagree with me on that!

July 13, 2010 @ 5:55 PM

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