A cup of hot coffee, surrounded by coffee beans, on a table top

Cortes-roasted coffee expands off-island, now brewed at Quadra eatery

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

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.

The McCaffrys bought Becca’s Beans in 2021, and this is their first off-island distribution channel since then, although they’ve also collaborated with another local business to create a new product.

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.

Top image credit: Island Farm to Table now serves Becca’s Beans French Roast to their customers. Photo by Mike Kenneally on Unsplash.