Local coffee roasterie has new owners at the helm

Coffee beans are coming down the chute into a metal pan where a hand stirs them with a scoop.
The McCaffrys have discovered that roasting coffee is a blend of art and science. Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Anastasia Avvakumova - CKTZ - Cortes IslandBC | 02-12-2021
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Becca’s Beans, a local coffee business started by Becky and Scott Knutson in 2008, is now in the enthusiastic care of Doug and Melanie McCaffry.

The couple moved to Cortes Island from Central Saanich at the end of October, and their very first days on the island coincided with a marathon power outage. Undeterred, they consider it "an initiation," and are overwhelmingly pleased with the warm welcome they've received as well as the pace of life and wild beauty.

Although they are in no hurry to make big changes to the business, they are considering expanding their distribution area off the island, as well as working on a few new roasting profiles. But the McCaffrys said they will likely keep the name, Becca's Beans, because of the shop's local history. 

Both also have a wealth of other skills, such as herbology and aromatherapy for Melanie, and restoring old film for Doug.

Tune into the CKTZ interview below:


The Knutsons were contacted but did not wish to provide a comment.