We're excited to announce our collaboration with Gibsons Tapworks in Lower Gibsons. The guys at Gibsons Tapworks combined Beachcomber Coffee Cold Brew with Tapworks' Lower G Brown Ale and we had the chance to taste-test it, we can confirm that it's delicious! The official launch party is Thursday, August 3rd from 7 - 10pm so come down to Tapworks and enjoy some amazing coffee-beer and good eats from The Nomadic Kitchen!
We recently partnered with Ivy Gift Co. to produce a limited edition Beachcomber Box! This gift box includes:
- One bag of Beachcomber Coffee
- One bottle of Beachcomber Coffee Rub
- One pair of Beachcomber Shades
- One Sunshine Coast Vibes Mug
- One Beachcomber SnapBack
It's a perfect gift for a coffee lover or as a Sunshine Coast souvenir! Available exclusively in our online shop:
A few months back my dude Martin at Beachcomber Coffee reached out to me with his new product. BeachComber Coffee Rub. A great blend of Beachcomber Coffee and cooking spices, which is already my favorite new ingredient this summer. We got to play with the coffee rub a bunch over the past few weeks and worked out all of the kinks for a taco recipe. We wanted the recipe to actually be good, so we made the meal three separate times to make sure everything was working right. Pulled chicken as always been a favorite, but the Coffee Rub takes it to another level. As for the Salsa Verde we came up with, the Coffee Rub adds that super nice rich savory flavor to help balance the spicy, tangy salsa. We had an absolute blast making these and putting this together, can't wait to hear what ya'll think!
- Beachcomber Spicy Salsa Verde
- 10 Medium-Sized Tomatillos
- 1 Orange Bell Pepper
- 1 Lime
- 1 Jalapeno
- 1/2 Yellow Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 3 Pinches Cilantro
- 1 TBSP Beachcomber Coffe Rub
Super simple! Chop tomatillos, peppers, onion, garlic. Juice lime and add to mixture along with cilantro and Coffee Rub. Put all ingredients in food processor and blend/chop until desired texture.
- Beachcomber Pulled Chicken Tacos
- 1.5 LBS Chicken Breast
- 2 Cups Veggie Or Chicken Broth
- 1 Large Yellow Onion
- 2 Cloves Chopped Garlic
- 1 Cup Cheese of Choice
- 8 Pack Corn Tortillas
- 2 TBSP Beachcomber Coffee Rub
- Canola Oil
- Lightly coat large pan with canola oil. Put to medium heat and add chopped garlic and onion.
- While onions and garlic are cooking, cut chicken breast into large cubes. Lightly toss cubed chicken in Coffee Rub and let stand. Once onion is translucent, add cubed chicken and broth. Bring to a simmer and cook covered for 45 minutes or until chicken starts to shred easily.
- Strain remaining liquids, begin pulling chicken apart with two forks. Chicken should rip pretty easily.
- Place in tortilla shells with your favorite taco fillings and enjoy!
It's going to the grocery store and running into 10 people you know...it's going to one of many uncrowded beaches in the summer and soaking up the rays...it's that sense of community where everyone looks out for one another...it's climbing up Soames, looking down on little Gibsons Landing...but it's so much more than that, it's that feeling of #sunshinecoastvibes and what makes this place special...
If you're a 'coaster' or if you've spent some time on the Sunshine Coast, you know what we may when we say 'Sunshine Coast Vibes'. We launched our signature mug approximately 2-weeks ago and have sold 40+ in a short period of time. If you haven't snagged one up, get one while supplies last!
It's not just a coffee, it's a lifestyle and that's why we present to you our 'Sunshine Coast Vibes' 12oz ceramic campfire mug! The mugs are made of a durable ceramic, similar to stoneware that feature a speckled yellow granite design with white interior and black rim.
- Are you a coffee lover?
- Are you located on the Sunshine Coast or Vancouver?
- Do you have a strong social media presence?
As a Beachcomber Coffee Brand Ambassador, you'll receive free coffee and associated coffee culture swag! In return, all you have to do is share your Beachcomber Coffee experience to your network. You'll also get featured/exposed to our community of 16,000+ and growing. To become a Brand Ambassador simply apply via the form below:
A couple weeks ago we launched our latest piece of 'merch', our Beachcomber Snapback! Unlike our first hat, our black on black snapback, we wanted to included a pop of colour. We reached out to the fine folks at the Nine O'Clock Gun Company based in Vancouver who helped us turn this project into a reality. We have a limited quantity, so snag one while supplies last:
Do you live in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, BC and love fresh coffee beans? Well, we have some great news for you then. We're launching Free Home Delivery to residents in Gibsons when ordering online. A minimum of 2 bags is required to activate our free home delivery and all you have to do is select Home Delivery as your delivery/shipping option.
Note: When we talk about fresh coffee beans, we mean we'll guarantee that the coffee beans have been roasted within 2-weeks of your order!
We entered the Small Business BC Awards last year in the Premier's People's Choice category. This category required extensive support (votes) from the community and we were excited that we made the top 10 in December. We found out yesterday that we made the top 5! There are a couple more steps in the process and we will be attending the awards ceremony in February where they’ll announce the winners. The official press release from Small Business BC:
Top 5 Finalists Announced for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards
As you all know by now, we recently launched our 2nd product, Beachcomber Coffee Rub! A few lucky Beachcomber supporters got some hands on our coffee rub before the general public. Shoutout to Gary Fung for the coffee rub recipe and pictures!
- 1 x Rack of Ribs
- Approximately 20-25 grams of Beachcomber Coffee Rub
- Approximately 10 grams of sugar
- Mix sugar with Beachcomber Coffee rub and blend in a spice grinder
- Rub ribs with the rub mixture
- Marinate overnight
- Place in a Smoker at 250 degree F for about 3-hours
- After 3-Hours let it rest for 30-mins before Steaming it for 30-mins.
If you're interested in trying our coffee rub, you can buy it online or at: IGA Gibsons, The Gibsons Butcher, Dave's Meat Market, and Ty's Fine Foods!
We're excited to announce that we've made it to the semi-finals (top 10) in the Small Business BC Awards! They announce the top 5 in January, here's the official press release. Thank you for your support and for your votes these past two months.
We're pleased to announce the launch of our 2nd product: Beachcomber Coffee Rub! Coffee Rub is a unique combination of fresh spices blended with our award winning coffee blend! It's perfect on beef, chicken, pork, fish, and even veggies! We've been beta-testing it all summer and it officially launched at IGA in Gibsons and The Gibsons Butcher on December 1st. You can purchase our Coffee Rub online or on the Sunshine Coast.
Last month we entered our signature blend in the Golden Bean North America Competition and for the second year in a row, we took home Bronze in the Espresso category! The fact that over 260 coffee roasters entered 700 coffees into the competition is staggering! The great thing about this recognition, is that it confirms the versatility of Beachcomber Coffee. Since we only do a single, proprietary blend for all brewing formats, it's great that we've been recognized in both drip and espresso format and shows the opportunity that's out there (considering 95% of our sales are drip-related). Another nice feature this year for the GBNA 2016 was the judges feedback system, here were some of their comments:
We entered our signature blend in the Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition last week in the Espresso category. Last year, we won Bronze in the Espresso category and this year we took home Bronze for the second year in a row!
700 coffees were entered into the competition and being a small town coffee company, we are truly humbled by the international recognition.
The timing is perfect as we've started to focus more energy on building relationships with Restaurants, Cafes, and Coffee Shops as we feel more establishments need to be serving our AWARD-WINNING Espresso ;-)
If you're interested in getting your hands on our proprietary blend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat!
You may or may not know, but last year we moved our operations back home, to Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast. Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and most recently living in Vancouver for a decade, the experience of the concrete jungle has prepared us for the transition back to the Sunshine Coast and we're motivated more than ever to promote the coast and its entrepreneurs.
If you're tapped into social media you always see people talking about shopping local (#shoplocal), buying local (#buylocal), and supporting local (#supportlocal) - well let's take that one step further and talk about supporting coastal! (#supportcoastal). Over the summer we will feature local, Sunshine Coast businesses - we're not talking about businesses from Bowen Island, West Vancouver, Vancouver Island etc, we're talking about businesses based in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt and beyond that operate along the Sunshine Coast!
Our community is filled with entrepreneurs who are passionate about the Sunshine Coast so get out there and support them! Tag your photos/posts with #supportcoastal and reach out if you'd like your Sunshine Coast business featured as part of our campaign to support Sunshine Coast based businesses!
Visit www.supportcoastal.com for more information or if you'd like to be showcased!
We're kicking off our spring campaign by reaching out to local coffee shops and cafes in the lower mainland and the Sunshine Coast to claim your neighbourhood! What does this even mean? Well, we are offering territory-exclusivity to a coffee shop looking for differentiation and to protect its territory of operations. This means if you're a shop in Gastown, no other coffee shop/cafe can carry Beachcomber in Gastown. The benefits you get from partnering with Beachcomber are:
- Serve an award-winning coffee (91 points CoffeeReview.com, 4/5 Stars at RoastRatings, Bronze in the Espresso category at the Golden Bean North America Awards)
- Tap into a digital network of 10,000+ fans; we don't just sell you coffeebeans, we also help promote your cafe/brand through our network
- Buy in 5lb bags for your brewing needs and also resell 340g retail bags for additional revenue
- Support a local, west coast coffee brand that's focused on a single proprietary blend using an eco-friendly/sustainable roasting process
- Obtain fresh coffee, roasted weekly, delivered to your location
- Territory exclusivity; people ask us where to buy all the time, we will drive traffic to your business
If you're looking for someone to pay for your equipment and also provide barista training, it's not the right fit - we are not looking to 'buy' business but instead work with progressive, forward-thinking coffee shop owners that see the big picture. To date, we have not targeted the coffee shop/cafe market and have been focused on scaling our retail operations with great success. Therefore, it's a great opportunity for those looking for differentiation in a competitive cafe market.
If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact us!
About a month ago we entered Beachcomber Coffee into the Golden Bean North America Competition and Conference. We were one of 100s of North American coffee roasters that entered their coffee(s) in various competition categories. The coffee is put in numbered bags and tested by industry experts, ultimately determining a bronze, silver, and gold medal winner. Saying we were excited to learn we won a medal is an understatement! We took home a bronze in the most popular category; Espresso! This recognition is another feather in the cap confirming the versatility of the Beachcomber Coffee blend!
We're excited to announce an initiative happening this November whereby Grade 6/7 students will be going out into the community and selling Beachcomber Coffee in an effort to raise funds for the school. Beachcomber Coffee Co. is donating $5/bag sold towards Gibsons Elementary School on the Sunshine Coast, BC!
We're excited to announce our new partnership with Donald's Market, an award-winning local grocery market with three locations (soon to be a fourth). Donald's Market will be carrying Beachcomber Coffee at all its locations:
Donald's Market - Hastings Sunrise
2342 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1V5
Donald's Market - Commercial Drive
2279 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4B6
Donald's Market - New Westminster
Unit 130 - 810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
Many of you have been asking about where you can buy our coffee in Vancouver as we've always been available on the North Shore. Now all you have you to is make your way down to your local Donald's Market for some fresh Beachcomber Coffee!
We're pleased to announce our partnership with Spacekraft in Burnaby. Spacekraft is a 10,000 Sq. Ft. space where all things business and all things awesome come together to make your life as an entrepreneur better than you ever imagined. It is a place where company exists in its most authentic and enlightened form- a perfect place to build your kraft. Darryl Bosa, the founder of Spacekraft posted a great letter on why he opened Spacekraft:
We're excited about this new partnership and the opportunity to fuel the entrepreneurs at Spacekraft with fresh, local, craft coffee!