Becca's Beans, a Cortes Island-based coffee roaster, has expanded with its first new off-island partnership as the new coffee supplier to Island Farm to Table, a café in Quathiaski Cove on the neighbouring island of Quadra.
Becca's Beans co-owner Doug McCaffry said the new partnership came about by happy accident, when he and his wife and business partner Melanie stopped into the café for a meal and asked about the current coffee supplier.
Island Farm to Table's owner Mary Turner says she's committed to sourcing local products and ingredients. The café staff team did a blindfold taste test of coffees where Becca's came out the winner, motivating the switch from a more commercial coffee bean supplier to Becca's.
Turner's focus on other local suppliers includes ingredients and pantry items from producers on Quadra, Vancouver and Salt Spring Islands, as well as Cortes-based Nanagumps Berry Farm.
Listen below to the CKTZ interview with Becca's Beans co-owner Doug McCaffry and Island Farm to Table's owner Mary Turner: