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Article in the Yukon News February 2016: Hikers exploring the wilderness outside of Atlin, B.C.: do not be alarmed. Your senses are not deceiving you. That really is coffee you’re smelling. About 12 kilometres outside of town, Leandra Brient and her husband Philippe live off the grid on a four-acre property. There, the eco-conscious owners of Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters are selling lots of caffeine without much of a mark on the environment. Instead of a conventional roaster, which usually depends on propane or natural gas for heat, the Brients roast their beans burning pine wood fallen around the property. “Apparently you can smell it from up on the road when we’re roasting,” Leandra said. “We’ve had people hiking in...

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What's up Yukon

In case you hadn't seen or read it last summer, here the article about us in the What's up Yukon : Only Woodfire for this Ethical Bean   Philippe and Leandra Brient own Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters by Darrell Hookey  July 28, 2016 - See more at: http://whatsupyukon.com/Yukon-communities/atlin-bc/only-woodfire-for-this-ethical-bean/#sthash.uC07UYf9.dpuf The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was at the table of Philippe and Leandra Brient in the log-hewn home they built themselves. Outside the back window was a view of Atlin Mountain rising majestically from a valley of boreal forest. The Brients own and operate Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters. They spent the morning roasting a batch of coffee in a building beside their house. They are working through the ton of...

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A community affair

Did you know that our coffee is a community affair?!  We're always striving to find ways to support local businesses, it's ethical, keeps the money in the neighbourhood/town/province and at the same time lowers our fossil fuel imprint. You'll be happy to know that by Purchasing our locally roasted coffee you indirectly support other local businesses!  The outstanding Photography and design of our labels is done by our neighbour and friend Manu  .  Label text is written by our other Neighbour and adventure companion Kate .  Commerial ads are designed by our friend Holly, who calls the "Atlin Pyramid" her home .  Our labels are printed in Whitehorse.  Our coffee bags are made in Vancouver. Our green beans are directly imported by Canadian...

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Storing your coffee and why it's so important.

A discussion came up last week with some of our customers about how to best store coffee. This post is aimed at explaining and clairifying how to best do this. But before we start talking about storing your coffee, Let's talk a bit about the long journey your coffee has gone through before arriving to you and in your cup. Here are some of those hands involved The farm. Did you know that a coffee bean is actually the seed of a coffee cherry?   When the farmer plants his coffee trees, he needs to wait 3-5 years (depending the variety) before finally being able to harvest the coffee cherries. The coffee cherries become deep red when they are ripe to be...

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Hooray!

After a year of searching, we have found a great new look for the website with a much improved new online store. we hope you love it as much as we do!  

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