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…)
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From Vancouver to Richmond, our new featured cheesecake and beverage at all of our cafes through the holiday season have bold, colourful flavours. For a limited time, enjoy some one-of-a-kind treats from your favourite coffeehouse.
Cranberry Orange Cheesecake. Full of Festive Flavour!
Our delicious Cranberry Orange Cheesecake has the holiday flavours you know and love – zesty orange, tart cranberry, and a gingerbread crust! Our baker has gone all out with this treat, created in-house from the finest ingredients. Order it by the slice or get a whole cheesecake in the size you like for your family, or a festive gathering! (more…)
If you’ve hung out at our flagship Granville Street cafe on a Thursday or Friday night anytime over the last several years, you’ve likely been treated to some amazing live entertainment. Thursday evenings are Open Mic nights, featuring anything from coffeehouse tunes to improv and maybe even a standup routine. Friday nights, we get some of Vancouver’s top musicians to play here before you have to pay top dollar to see them in concert just a few years from now (Carly Rae Jepsen used to play here — and we felt back then that her amazing talent was destined for greatness).
At the end of the week, the earnest and incredible John Pippus hosts the musical guests. Our host Thursday nights is the talented Marq DeSouza, an accomplished musician and entertainer in his own right. We took a few minutes to chat with Marq about where he’s coming from — and what he enjoys most about the shows. (more…)
This October and November, you can enjoy our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Latte and Chai Latte at Trees Organic cafes — with seasonally-inspired flavours that we’ve all loved since our childhoods.
Our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is rich and creamy, with subtle tastes and textures of fresh from the country harvest. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice cheesecake — well, here’s your chance to try a treat worthy of the Great Pumpkin (you know who you are, Charlie Brown fans). It’s served up with a little splash of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Yaletown in downtown Vancouver is a popular urban community featuring some of the most trendy shops, restaurants and of course, our cafe at 1391 Richards St. (right near the corner of Pacific Street). Trees Organic moved in here just as Vancouver’s focus on livability really hit its stride, becoming part of the Yaletown neighbourhood as more and more residential buildings going in to revitalize what had once been an historic warehouse district. Now it’s not just a great place for locals and tourists to enjoy a latte as they wander past the old brick buildings and cobblestone pathways — it’s a great place to live, too!
Our Yaletown Trees Organic cafe Manager Michael Bergenheim has been giving out great coffee and service with a smile there for 3 years; he has seen this area transform up close! We chatted with him recently about what makes this spot special: (more…)
As a Vancouver cafe serving up organic fair-trade coffee since day one, we’ve always been fans of the motto, “think globally, act locally”. Once again, Trees Organic cafes are partnering with Cafe Femenino and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. On Thursday, September 19, Trees Organic cafes will donate $1 from every coffee, latte, cappuccino or other espresso-based beverage you purchase.
BUY a CUP OF COFFEE and FEEL GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED!
Funds raised will go to the DEWC, helping them to provide meals for more than 300 women and children in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (more…)
It’s apple harvest time! You’re probably already sipping ciders on your patios in the sunny weather, but we’ve got more apple-y goodness coming your way: September’s feature is Apple Crumble Cheesecake!
Made with B.C. Granny Smith apples and infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and other natural ingredients, this tasty dessert is beloved for its tangy sweetness, subtle spiciness and crumbly-creamy texture. This cheesecake also goes particularly well with our cafe beverages; order a slice of this cheesecake to go with a latte, mocha, cappuccino or one of our regular drip coffees — then just take your time sipping your beverage in between bites of this delicious dessert. (more…)
We’re lucky that all of our cafes are pretty much in the hearts of Vancouver’s diverse communities. From fireworks to festivals and pedestrian-only streets on weekends, events keep the neighborhoods bustling from Granville to Gastown, Kitsilano and beyond. After you drop by for a cup of your favorite coffee, here’s what you can see and do in the neighborhood:
Events Around Our Downtown Granville and Gastown Cafés
VIVA Vancouver. As you’ve probably already seen if you’re in downtown Vancouver on weekends, the street just outside our flagship location at 450 Granville Street turns into a pedestrian paradise. Enjoy a coffee on dainty tables in the street from a perfect people-watching vantage point, or take part in weekend activities. From hula hoops to salsa dancing and more, the fun continues until early September. Check out their calendar of events! (more…)
Why do we serve coffee made from organic fair-trade, single origin coffee beans from Colombia, Ethiopia, Mexico and a range of exotic countries? Why not just stick to one or two countries and keep it simple? Because the unique origins of our coffee let us serve you a wider range of flavours.
It’s totally fine to keep it simple and order up a “dark roast” or “medium roast” anytime. But taking a minute to recognize the different flavours of each country’s coffee can be fun and rewarding. Learn what you love so you can order your favorite coffee every time, or experiment with something new. (more…)
Find a center of arts and culture just about anywhere and the pleasant scent of freshly brewed coffee won’t be far off. Our cafes started out on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver, but one of the first cafes to join the family was in Richmond, at 7700 Minoru Gate, right in the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre. Combining an arts centre, museum, rooftop garden and more, this is a busy cultural thoroughfare in the heart of one of the Vancouver area’s most diverse communities.
We chatted with store owner and manager Hava Ben-Shlomo, who took over the location in 2004, about what makes this café stand out. (more…)