How Coffee Can Help Polar Bears

At Gourmet Coffee Specialists, we believe that the right coffee can have a profound effect on the world. Since 2013, we have been dedicated to developing our Signature Collection to ensure that the communities responsible for producing each of these great coffees are properly compensated for all their hard work. The result is that our now Signature Collection features 9 unique coffees with certifications including Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic & Direct Trade.  

in 2015, we set about finding a way to give back to our local community too. Impressed with the work being done to elevate Assiniboine Park, and Winnipeg as a whole, we approached Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) with the goal of developing a custom coffee blend that would not only please the palates of the more than 4.5 million people who visit the park each year, but also assist the Conservancy in their ongoing efforts.

We worked closely with the staff at APC to create a 100% Fair Trade Canada Certified Arabica coffee, affectionately named Polar Bear Blend.

This crowd-pleasing medium-dark roast of South American coffee offers an incredibly balanced, easy-drinking cup, but its pronounced sweetness isn’t the only thing that will put a smile on your face.

For every pound of this fantastic coffee that is sold, Gourmet will donate 25¢ to the Conservancy to assist them in their ongoing commitment to education, conservation, research & recreation at Assiniboine Park.

Polar Bear Blend is available for your home and workplace on our e-stores. Join us in our mission to do good things, one cup at a time.

For every pound of this fantastic coffee that is sold, Gourmet will donate 25¢ to the Conservancy to assist them in their ongoing commitment to education, conservation, research & recreation at Assiniboine Park.