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Looking for a fresh sound and a fun time as you get out and about in the Spring weather? Every Thursday and Friday, we feature some of the most talented musicians around at our flagship Granville Street cafe at our open mic and live music nights. Experience some great tunes in our cozy coffeehouse as you sip a latte with a slice of our fan-favourite cheesecake.
This April, our coffeehouse hosts a free-spirited singer, songwriter and musician from Vancouver Island, Emma Plant. We asked this young and soulful entertainer about her music and what’s it like performing for the coffeehouse crowd. (more…)
We like to try out new organic coffees from different parts of the world; you can literally taste the difference between the coffee growing regions around the globe. Our newest batch of Organic and Fair Trade Papua New Guinea coffee beans are now being served through all of our five locations throughout Vancouver and Richmond.
We’re liking the profile; when we tried it out among our cafe staff, we found it to have a medium body and medium acidity, with delightful hints of caramel and citrus after we roasted it in house. The Papua New Guinea coffee has a distinctive aroma that is quickly becoming one of our favourites. We’ve only got enough beans to serve over a limited time, so come down to your closest Trees Organic cafe and check out this special coffee while it lasts!
Once again, we’re pleased to report that our Fair Trade Coffee has been recognized in the Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates listings based on a survey of readers’ choices. We’re proud of our organic, fair trade coffee — which we roast ourselves in our Granville Street location (in case you were wondering why we have a big roasting machine in the middle of our flagship coffee shop).
As always, we’re also grateful to the organic coffee farmers who we work with using fair trade practices for ensuring that the coffee beans we get are of the highest taste and quality we can get. We’re always looking for the next golden opportunity to serve up a unique coffee flavour that your palette will appreciate at any of our coffee houses. Enjoy!
Our live music nights continue every Thursday and Friday at our flagship Granville Street cafe, serving up top-notch tunes by some of Vancouver’s most talented musicians. You can come down every week and enjoy a unique mix of music with your latte, cheesecake or whatever else makes your heart sing. Coming up on Friday, March 21, classical country singer Cory Hawthorne brings his guitar and soulful singing voice to our venue, where he’ll play in between sets by Jordie Matchett and Liv Wade.
We recently had a chance to chat with Cory Hawthorne about his music and what he brings to the coffeehouse stage — aside from a cowboy hat and a well-used guitar:
TO. How would you describe your music and what our coffeehouse audience can expect? (more…)
Photo Credit: Kim Tyo-Dickerson
Do you know where the coffee you drink at our cafes comes from? Continuing on with our Coffee 101 series (Part 1. Growing Coffee Around the World), we’re looking at how our organic coffee farmers actually harvest the coffee beans that we love.
You’ll recall from our article on growing coffee that the actual coffee beans are inside of what looks like red cherries on robust-looking plants grown in tropical climates at high altitudes.
How do you actually get the coffee beans off the plants?
How Our Organic Coffee Farmers Harvest The Coffee We Serve You
If you’re thinking of checking out one of Trees Organic’s live music nights at our lively coffeehouse on Granville Street in February, you’ll want to be there for a band that “takes you by the hand — but also takes you by surprise.” Familiar Wild is a Vancouver band with a distinct sound, switching off between orchestral folk and melodic pop. You might have heard their music already on CBC television, festivals and Vancouver music venues like the Rio and the Biltmore Cabaret — and now you can give them a listen while enjoying your favourite cheesecake and coffee combo, on Valentine’s Day, February 14 (the lineup also includes Dana Sipos and Kevin Husband).
We caught up with Familiar Wild band member Melissa Bandura to get the story behind their music. (more…)
We’re kicking off 2014 with a delicious deal for fans of our famous cheesecakes: 2 Cheesecake Slices for just $12 (valid at participating cafes)! Drop by in the evening and indulge yourself (and a friend?) in one of Vancouver’s favourite desserts.
Come into our Granville, Yaletown, Arbutus, or Richmond cafes after 5 pm any day this month and you can enjoy any 2 slices of cheesecake, mixing and matching any two slices of our big selection of delicious cheesecake flavours. (Of course, you can always get two slices of your favourite cheesecake flavour — you can never have too much of a good thing. Yum!) (more…)
For your musical entertainment, Vancouver singer-songwriter Eric Hadley performs live at our flagship Granville coffeehouse along with Kirk Wohlgeschaffen and Faith Numada this Friday, Dec. 20 starting at 8 pm. These coffeehouse live music nights are a great way to experience the amazing talent in this city — all while enjoying your favourite coffee and cheesecake in a casual atmosphere.
Who is Eric Hadley? We interviewed the musical prodigy, who has just turned 16, to learn more about him, his music and what our cafe-goers can expect on Dec. 20.
TO. How would you describe your music?
Eric. I’ve been brought up on the Vancouver music scene and my music reflects what I’ve heard. I listen to a lot of blues and folk music on the local scene. At heart, I’m a West Coast singer songwriter, with a folksy kind of vibe. I guess I’m better known for playing slow, melancholy songs. Some say I’ve got an old soul. This Land I Know is a good example of my style — whoever shows up will hear a version of that December 20. (more…)
Running out of gift ideas for your secret Santa? Buy a sweet stocking stuffer from Trees Organic and enjoy a swell gift for yourself: a FREE slice of one of our famous cheesecakes when you purchase a Trees Organic Card valued at $25 or more. This special promotion is on only until Christmas!
A free slice of cheesecake? Yum. Time and again, we’ve been voted in for having the best cheesecake in Vancouver . Which one will you get with your gift card? Our holiday themed, sweet Cranberry Orange cheesecake? Classic New York-style? Marvelous Maple Walnut? The choice is yours! (more…)
Photo Credit: Ryan Wiedmaier
Where does coffee come from? We often get asked about the origin of the coffee we roast and serve at our cafes. There’s a story behind every cup of coffee, from how the coffee beans are cultivated to the soil the coffee trees grow in, local conditions and the people who gather the best beans for you to appreciate in your mug. (more…)