The burgeoning small-batch artisan coffee roasting movement is alive and well in Victoria. Heart Pharmacy is proud to introduce a fine selection of fresh roasted beans from these award-winning independent roasters: Drumroaster Coffee (Vancouver Island), Ruby Coffee Roasters (Wisconsin), ONYX COFFEE (International), Sacred Acre Coffee (Burnaby) & Doi Chaang Coffee (Vancouver).
Our roasters take things back to basics. They’ve developed co-operative working relationships with the farmers producing the beans across continents and countries. Great attention is given to the quality and selection of diverse, regional beans.
Raw coffee will store indefinitely retaining its freshness. Beans were found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and they roasted up nicely when discovered, giving you an idea of their longevity.
The magic happens when raw coffee beans are dropped into a rotating heated drum. The process is a combination of science and art. Beans are removed from the roaster when they’ve developed the right aromatics and sweetness (that’s the art part). Once they’ve cooled to room temperature, our roasters immediately bag, label and deliver these freshly roasted beans to Heart Pharmacy. If you’re after a truly fresh cup of coffee, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Coffee is serious business, embedded in our culture. We ritualistically enjoy its comfort upon waking, meeting with friends or during break times. You’re invited to taste our coffee and when you do, we know you’ll be back for more. These fine beans can only be found at our Shelbourne location alongside our new and exciting selection of artisan chocolate from around the world.