Our sources for great coffee and great coffee equipment. Contrabean
Our success relies on relationships.
Here are some of our coffee friends:
KW Coffee Collective - Ontario's first Shared Coffee Roasting facility. Contrabean's daytime home. Coffee classes.
Two Birds Coffee - This small family owned and operated coffee farm in Guatemala produces USDA Certified Organic andSmithsonian Certified Bird Friendly specialty coffee. They are also certified with The International Women in Coffee association (MAYACERT). Half of the farm is cultivated for coffee, while the other half is private, tropical rain forest nature reserve, La Morenita.
The Mexican Arabica Bean Company - Canadian Owned and located in Ontario, MABCO specializes in high quality Arabica coffee from Mexico and Latin America (Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica etc), as well as absolutely delicious Mexican vanilla, cocoa and agave. mabco.ca
Green Haven Imports is a boutique importer of excellent Nicaraguan micro-lot coffees, sourced from some of the finest growers and cultivators in the country. We take pride in our direct-trade relationships with these artisans, and are active in our support of ethical and transparent cultivation techniques, as well as fair labour practices.
The Specialty Coffee Association - Established in 1982 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade, the SCA is now the world's largest coffee trade association with nearly 2,500 company members - sca.coffee
Mill City Roasters - A great team, providing amazing, affordable, high quality commercial drum roasters and exceptional technical support to the artisan coffee roaster. Also a source of rare and exotic, curated specialty coffee. millcityroasters.com
Nine Point Nine Group - A creative marketing design group from Waterloo, Ontario, the Nine Point Nine Group helped us develop our brand and were the talent behind our logo. Without them, all we would have been were words on a page - ninepointninegroup.com
Cafe Imports - A wonderful specialty coffee importer in Minneapolis, MN whose mission is to bring to the global market the highest quality green coffees in the world by sourcing, developing, and innovating at origin, while empowering farmers with price, traceability, and long-term partnerships. Mill City Roasters work closely with Cafe Imports when curating coffee.