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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…)
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.